Tag: katelundy

Gov 2.0: Where to begin – Part 3 of 3

July 13, 2009 By pipka

This is the final part of my Government 2.0 blog post. Beware the hype “Government 2.0” is a current buzz phrase, and when you hear it used, it could mean just about anything from having a Facebook account to a fully geospatial integrated citizen-centric solution for delivery of services. There is a lot of hype […]

Gov 2.0: Where to begin – Part 2 of 3

July 9, 2009 By pipka

Welcome to part two my this blog post. Part one covered some basic definitions for Web 2.0, Open Government and Government 2.0. Now to our next steps. Learn from others’ success “That some achieve great success, is proof to all that others can achieve it as well.” Abraham Lincoln Look at the existing successes around […]

Gov 2.0: Where to begin – Part 1 of 3

July 8, 2009 By pipka

Over the last few months I have met many of Australia’s leading “social media experts”, have spoken at various Government 2.0 events and have been closely watching the initiatives happening in the UK and US, both of which have some important lessons for Australia. I have also worked closely with Senator Lundy (whose vision and […]

High speed broadband in Australia – what do you think?

May 1, 2009 By pipka

I decided that every time I’m doing something in my work for Senator Kate Lundy that I think is of interest to the FOSS community, my family, and many other readers of this blog, I’ll repost it here 🙂 I’ll tag any such posts with “katelundy” to make it easier to pick them. So the […]

New website launched for Senator Lundy

April 26, 2009 By pipka

Over the past two weeks I’ve redone and consolidated the 3 existing websites into Senator Kate Lundy’s new website. I’ve been really impressed to be reading through her historical posts, podcasts, blogs, speeches, and the efforts she’s made (often enough on her own) with technologies such as Joomla, Frontpage, Audacity, Twitter and more. We’ve already […]

Going to work on the Hill

April 7, 2009 By pipka

I am very excited to say that I am now working as a Policy Adviser for Senator Kate Lundy! This is a very different direction for me. I have worked in the ICT industry for almost 10 years, been deeply involved in FOSS (Free and Open Source Software) for nearly as long, and although I […]

Antiquated ideas won’t save Australia

January 21, 2009 By pipka

The recently released Venturous Australia report that this quote refers to is actually quite an interesting read. I found it refreshingly aware of the importance of opening up research and strengthening the ICT industry, and overall recommend it as a good read with some useful recommendations. So today I was amused when I had an […]

Australian”innovation”: desires and reality

September 12, 2008 By pipka

Last night was the Pearcey Awards, which in itself is always a great way to find out about up and coming leaders in the field and achievements in ICT, however they also created a national roundtable event called INNOVATION & ICT IN AUSTRALIA: A NATIONAL DEBATE. It was closely linked with the Federal Government’s National […]