Open Source//Open Society Conference Live Blog
Scoop will be hosting a live blog summarising the key points of this exciting conference right here on 22/23 August. We
will also be streaming pre-conference coverage over the next week so bookmark this page now!
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We've gathered a team of awesome humans to cover and liveblog this event.
This stream will be the watercooler for those at the event to interact, as well as real time reflections and information
for those following along at home (or work ;).
We'll be keeping an eye on the #OSOSNZ hashtag on Twitter and Instagram and rounding up the conversations here on this live stream. So if you're blogging from
the event, have a question you want to open source or some observations, make sure you use the hashtag so we can share
The OS//OS Liveblog Team
Emily Writes is a mama of two, a writer, activist, volunteer, speaker, and advocate.You can find her writing on her
blog and at NZ Herald and Metro magazine. Her charity Ballet is for Everyone provides a safe place for children to
express themselves. She's a volunteer with Mother's Network and Plunket.
Jessica McAllen is a freelance journalist. Her journalism has been published in The Spinoff, The Wireless, NZ
Geographic and Sunday Magazine. She's worked at the Sunday Star-Times and Stuff.co.nz and recently won the junior health
reporting scholarship at the Canon Media Awards.
Joseph Cederwall is a writer, social entrepreneur and advocate for human rights and the commons with a background in
law and anthropology. He has been a writer for the OS//OS team and an intern with Scoop Media. Joseph is also a
director, secretary, editor and writer for Freerange Cooperative Press and a contributor to the Enspiral network.
Charlotte Graham is a freelance broadcaster and journalist. She sometimes hosts shows on Radio New Zealand and is
published places like The Spinoff, The Wireless, and New Zealand Books. She helps write for and promote Enspiral Dev
Academy and OS//OS.
There are still conference tickets available but they are moving fast - Grab one now
so you can be there to take part in this unique and inspiring event.
What Is OS//OS?
This conference offers 2 huge days of inspiration, professional development and connecting for those interested in
policy, data, open technology, leadership, management and team building.
Learn how technology and open ways of working can transform your life, your work, your organisation and our
Join over 400 innovators from across business, technology, government and community sectors.
Learn from leaders who are pioneering a more open world.
Some Content Highlights from the packed programme include:
Hon Bill English, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, will join a discussion on how ‘thinking open’ can shape decisions at every level of government.
Sir Geoffrey Palmer will give a Keynote talk on - Opening the Conversation on New Zealand’s Constitution
Eric Hysen - Executive Director of the Department of Homeland Security Digital Service will discuss how DHS partners top private
sector tech expertise with innovators inside government to transform critical government services.
Douglas Rushkoff (Via video link) will talk about how we can use open principles and technology to ensure the digital economy works better for a wider
range of people in the future.
And much much more leading edge local and International content….
See full list of speakers here:
Grab your ticket now
so you can be there to take part.