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Open Source//Open Society Conference Live Blog

Published: Tue 16 Aug 2016 05:43 PM
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 it here.
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.
Spaces Available
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 society
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:
http://www.opensourceopensociety.com/speakers.html
Grab your ticket now so you can be there to take part.


Open Source Open Society
The World is opening - learn how you can make the most of it!
The second annual Open Source Open Society Conference is a 2 day event taking place on 22-23 August 2016 at Michael Fowler Centre in Wellington.
This conference features 2 huge days of inspiration, professional development and connecting and will bring together global leaders, local champions and vibrant community from open technology, open government, open business and open education,
Open your thinking - Be inspired by global champions who are pioneering a more open world. Learn from the people ripping the lid off huge questions and leading NZ forward.
Connect and create - Join over 400 innovators in facilitated open, collaborative sessions. Expect to contribute your perspectives, connect with others. Prove the power of participation and collaboration - by putting it into action.
Level up your skills, your work, your team, your organisation, our society with 3 streams of professional development workshops.
ALSO: Conference Website - OpenSourceOpenSociety.ComThe Conference - Speakers The Conference - Programme The Conference - Blog
Pre-Conference Coverage StickNZ - Is it really possible to cross-credit open source to open society? Kiwi Connect - Open Source // Open Society: New Zealand's Conference On All Things Open The Daily Blog - Using open source to improve how business and Government work at 2nd annual Open Source Open Society Idealog - Eight Reasons Kiwis Should Care About Open Source
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