Poof! It’s your lucky day you just rubbed some random object in your office and out popped a genie that will grant you one wish for Open Government. What are you wishing for?
– An awesome data site?
– A world class developer?
– An agency that really gets the Open Gov concept?
You can ask for anything your heart desires but ONLY ONE THING!
GovLoop staff will look back at the answers on Monday morning and whoever has the best one we’ll grant you a wish… well actually we’ll just give you tickets to Open Gov West 2011 which is on May 13 and 14th.
We have 3 tickets to give away plus one awesome $250 travel grant.
We realize that not everybody can go to that on late notice so preference will go to West Coasters BUT awesome answers from people who can’t make the conference might pick up some GovLoop swag.
Here’s some info about Open Gov West:
Open Gov West is a two day conference at the intersection of technology, civic engagement, and open government. From across North America, governments, nonprofits, technology companies, and civic organizations converge to hear from leaders who have launched innovative, cost-effective projects. Speakers like Tiago Piexoto, of World Bank, delve into emerging opportunities like participatory budgeting and innovative open government projects, some coming from small towns like Langley, Washington (using a Word Press site to build budget transparency) and Albany, Oregon (who has implemented award-winning technology), serve as valuable case studies for conference participants. OGW is unique because of the number, and quality, of speakers at the conference. Over 60 speakers on day 1, with many of them hosting discussions and training sessions on OGW’s day two. As an OGW participant, you have the opportunity to present on issues your government is wrestling with—and get valuable, free feedback from the experts who attend Open Gov West. Hosted in Portland, Oregon, on May 13th and 14th, at the Jupiter Hotel, OGW is the open government conference to gain valuable insight, develop new partnerships, and leverage other government’s lessons to open and modernize your government.