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SkillsCast

OpenPolitics: Making Policy With Open Source Ideas

20th November 2017 in London at CodeNode

There are 2 other SkillsCasts available from LRUG November Meetup

Interested in learning how politics could be more democratic using open source tech principles? Check out this talk by James Smith!

The OpenPolitics project is a collaborative political policy-writing platform. Started as an experiment in using open source principles outside the world of tech, it’s grown into a tool (written in Ruby) that allows anyone with a good idea to take a direct role in writing policy. This talk will explain how the project started, how the system evolved, and how it currently works atop git and GitHub to make open source workflows democratic and accessible by non-developers.

Thanks to our sponsors

OpenPolitics: Making Policy With Open Source Ideas

James Smith

James is Head of Engineering at Apolitical, an organisation connecting public servants from around the world to share their best ideas. He was previously Head of Labs at the Open Data Institute, and is passionate about using open source and web technology to build a better future for all.

SkillsCast

Interested in learning how politics could be more democratic using open source tech principles? Check out this talk by James Smith!

The OpenPolitics project is a collaborative political policy-writing platform. Started as an experiment in using open source principles outside the world of tech, it’s grown into a tool (written in Ruby) that allows anyone with a good idea to take a direct role in writing policy. This talk will explain how the project started, how the system evolved, and how it currently works atop git and GitHub to make open source workflows democratic and accessible by non-developers.

Thanks to our sponsors

About the Speaker

OpenPolitics: Making Policy With Open Source Ideas

James Smith

James is Head of Engineering at Apolitical, an organisation connecting public servants from around the world to share their best ideas. He was previously Head of Labs at the Open Data Institute, and is passionate about using open source and web technology to build a better future for all.