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Stories from the Open Gov is produced by www.reopengov.org and is dedicated to telling stories about the people who are modernizing your government.

What we do:

There are many intelligent people designing and implementing initiatives whose work are all too often buried behind white papers and policy documents. We give these tireless public servants and community change-makers the recognition they deserve.

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Who we are:

Stories from the Open Gov is produced by www.reopengov.org and is dedicated to telling stories about the people who are modernizing your government.

What we do:

There are many intelligent people designing and implementing initiatives whose work are all too often buried behind white papers and policy documents. We give these tireless public servants and community change-makers the recognition they deserve.

    ep50 - Amanda Renteria - 2021 Code for America Summit

    ep50 - Amanda Renteria - 2021 Code for America Summit

    Amanda Renteria is the Chief Executive Officer at Code for America, which is a network of people making government work for the people, by the people, in the digital age.

    She is also the former Chief of Operations at the California Department of Justice, former Chief of Staff in the United States Senate. And a National Political Director for a large U.S. presidential campaign.

    But, perhaps most importantly, it is Amanda’s second time on Stories from the Open Gov, which I suppose makes her an official friend of the podcast!

    And today, we talk a little about the effect of COVID19 on civic tech and the upcoming Code For America Summit taking place on May 12-13

    https://summit.codeforamerica.org/

    Time stamps:
    1:29 - Asking how Amanda's new role as CfA CEO is coming.

    5:01 - How was it organizing the first virtual CfA Summit?

    12:34 - How did the CfA team choose which proposals for breakout sessions made it to the final program?

    16:37 - Amanda talks about using Hopin as their virtual platform for the summit.

    20:57 - What are some sessions at the CfA Summit Amanda is most excited about?

    22:30 - What's next for the CfA after the Summit?

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    ABOUT
    Stories from the Open Gov is a podcast published by www.reopengov.org and is dedicated to telling the stories about what Open Government & Open Data look like.

    Your host is Richard Pietro, an Open Government & Open Data practitioner for the past 10 years. Listen and learn how Open Government & Open Data are becoming a reality!

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    • 25 min
    ep49 - Kyle Rowe: A Public Private Partnership Case Study about Spin Mobililty

    ep49 - Kyle Rowe: A Public Private Partnership Case Study about Spin Mobililty

    Kyle Rowe is the former strategic advisor for the City of Seattle Department of Transportation and current global head of government at Spin.

    Spin is the micromobility unit coming out of the Ford Motor Company. They provide electric scooters in more than 60 markets in the U.S, very much like so many bike sharing programs. It costs $1 to unlock a scooter and 0.15 cents per minute following that.

    And today we talk public-private partnerships, open data, and how he plans to advance government collaboration.

    Time Stamps

    1:13 – Open Permits

    7:31 – Conditions attached to the Open Permits for dockless parking

    10:35 – Public and Corporate response to the conditions

    16:15 – Why did Spin adopt a collaborative approach with government?

    19:27 – What is a P3?

    20:56 – How does Kyle characterize a P3?

    22:32 – Why are P3s controversial?

    25:03 – How can we ensure that P3s are executed well?

    31:51 – What are Kyle’s thoughts on the “War on the Car” rhetoric?

    40:23 – Does Spin release its ridership data a Open Data?

    46:28 – Rapid fire questions!

    51:15 – What is the Pittsburgh Mobility Collective?

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    ABOUT
    Stories from the Open Gov is a podcast published by www.reopengov.org and is dedicated to telling the stories about what Open Government & Open Data look like. Your host is Richard Pietro, an Open Government & Open Data practitioner for the past 10 years. Listen and learn how Open Government & Open Data are becoming a reality!

    MUSIC ATTRIBUTION - Introduction & conclusion
    Singing Sadie - I Can't Dance
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    • 1 hr 1 min
    ep48 - Spicy Reading of Estonia Vision Paper on Next Gen Digital Government Architecture - PART 2

    ep48 - Spicy Reading of Estonia Vision Paper on Next Gen Digital Government Architecture - PART 2

    Today's episode is Part 2 of a spicy reading of the reading of the Kristo Vaher vision paper titled “Next Generation Digital Government Architecture” – version 1.0b dated March 2020.

    Think of this episode as a kind of audiobook for a government policy document.

    For those who don’t know, Kristo Vaher is the Chief Technology Officer for the Government of Estonia and his white paper is often cited as a benchmark for what government as a platform is all about.

    Below you will find links to the images and time stamps to the different sections.

    You can read the Vision Paper by visiting the link below:

    https://docs.google.com/document/d/1UJ-5wi9wavWzA2n4LhsbONJqdxjUSIgMxKJNaZZslas/edit#

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    Time Stamps

    0:58 – (4.0) From Monoliths to event driven microservice architecture

    3:19 – (4.1) Problem Statement

    11:50 – (4.2) Service Oriented Architecture

    21:38 – (4.3) X-Road

    30:16 – (4.4) Microservices

    1:15:49 – (4.5) X-Rooms

    1:33:21 – (4.6) Fact Registries

    1:47:46 – (4.7) Key Takeaways

    1:51:16 - Conclusions

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    ABOUT
    Stories from the Open Gov is a podcast published by www.reopengov.org and is dedicated to telling the stories about what Open Government & Open Data look like. Your host is Richard Pietro, an Open Government & Open Data practitioner for the past 10 years. Listen and learn how Open Government & Open Data are becoming a reality!

    MUSIC ATTRIBUTION - Introduction & conclusion
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    • 2 hrs
    ep47 - Spicy Reading of Estonia Vision Paper on Next Gen Digital Government Architecture - PART 1

    ep47 - Spicy Reading of Estonia Vision Paper on Next Gen Digital Government Architecture - PART 1

    Today's episode is Part 1 of a spicy reading of the reading of the Kristo Vaher vision paper titled “Next Generation Digital Government Architecture” – version 1.0b dated March 2020.

    Think of this episode as a kind of audiobook for a government policy document. Part 2 will be published in the coming weeks.

    For those who don’t know, Kristo Vaher is the Chief Technology Officer for the Government of Estonia and his white paper is often cited as a benchmark for what government as a platform is all about.

    You can read his vision paper by visiting the link below:

    https://docs.google.com/document/d/1UJ-5wi9wavWzA2n4LhsbONJqdxjUSIgMxKJNaZZslas/edit#

    Time Stamps

    1:37 – Abstract

    9:09 – (1) Problem Statement

    19:58 – (1.1) The Story

    23:06 – (1.2) The Big Picture

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    25:57 – (2) From Silos to Proactive Services

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    34:52 – (2.1) Conway’s Law

    42:12 – (2.2) Domain Driven Design

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    59:50 – (2.3) Business Process Modelling
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    1:08:31 – (2.4) Interoperability Catalogue

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    1:27:16 – (2.5) Key Takeaways

    1:30:51 – (3) From Websites to Intelligent Virtual Assistant #KrattAI

    1:39:35 – (3.1) Next Generation Seamless Citizen Experience

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    1:55:55 – (3.2) Cross-Border Citizen Experience

    2:01:24 – (3.3) Fallback Routine

    2:04:49 – (3.4) Key Takeaways

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    ABOUT
    Stories from the Open Gov is a podcast published by www.reopengov.org and is dedicated to telling the stories about what Open Government & Open Data look like. Your host is Richard Pietro, an Open Government & Open Data practitioner for the past 10 years. Listen and learn how Open Government & Open Data are becoming a reality!

    MUSIC ATTRIBUTION - Introduction & conclusion
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    • 2 hrs 7 min
    ep46 - Blockchain & Government

    ep46 - Blockchain & Government

    Jessica Levesque is the Executive Director for the Crypto Currency Certification Consortium and Vice President of Education for Empowered Law.

    Jonathan Reichental is the CEO of Human Future, a professor at a number of universities, the former Chief Information Officer for both O’Reilly Media and the City of Palo Alto as well the author of Smart Cities for Dummies

    Today, we discuss Blockchain and Government and how this mysterious technology can help track your tax dollars, publish research papers, authenticate art, and prevent voting fraud.

    Time stamps:

    1:20 – Salespitch… How can Blockchain Technology help governments?

    10:37 – When will Blockchain Technology start working like magic?

    22:42 – What are the advantages for the government to use Blockchain Technology instead of simply using a database?

    25:06 – Blockchain is “Trustless,” but not in the way you think.

    29:37 – How Blockchain Technology can accurately track tax dollars

    33:52 – Blockchain and voting

    39:36 – How do you teach an old dog new tricks?

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    ABOUT
    Stories from the Open Gov is a podcast published by www.reopengov.org and is dedicated to telling the stories about what Open Government & Open Data look like.

    Your host is Richard Pietro, an Open Government & Open Data practitioner for the past 10 years. Listen and learn how Open Government & Open Data are becoming a reality!

    MUSIC ATTRIBUTION - Introduction & conclusion
    Singing Sadie - I Can't Dance
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    • 49 min
    ep45 - The Problem with Open Data

    ep45 - The Problem with Open Data

    aimee whitcroft (lower case "a" and "w" is how she writes her name) is the Open Data lead for the Waka Kotahi New Zealand Transport Agency as well as an advisory Board member for the Open Data Charter.

    Derek Alton is a fellow at Newspeak House in London, England, a public servant for the Canadian government, and President for the Canadian Open Data Society.

    Both share a passion and keen ability at transforming how government governs. And today we explore this question:

    "What is the problem with Open Data"

    Time stamps:
    1:34 - What is the Problem with Open Data?

    13:30 - Do we need to change how we talk about data?

    16:48 - Are documentaries moving the needle when it comes to data?

    31: 18 - Open Data as filmmaking analogy, part 1

    37:55 - Is it important for everyone to know that Open Data is a thing?

    41:22 - Open Data as a filmmaking analogy, part 2

    44:56 - Are large private companies becoming the government of the future?

    48:53 - Contextualizing what the Coronavirus has done for the Open Gov & Open Data movements.

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    ABOUT
    Stories from the Open Gov is a podcast published by www.reopengov.org and is dedicated to telling the stories about what Open Government & Open Data look like.

    Your host is Richard Pietro, an Open Government & Open Data practitioner for the past 10 years. Listen and learn how Open Government & Open Data are becoming a reality!

    MUSIC ATTRIBUTION - Introduction & conclusion
    Singing Sadie - I Can't Dance
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    • 56 min

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