- Open Everything NYC Tentative Schedule
- Free Book: "The New Craft of Intelligence: Personal, Public, & Politcal"
- Screening "RIP: A REMIX MANIFESTO" at Open Everything NYC Afterparty
- Open Everything NYC 2009 Featured Speaker: Robert David Steele - OSS.net
- Open Everything NYC Updates
Venue & date Open Everything NYC 2009 will be held at UNICEF Headquarters, United Nations Plaza in New York, NY on April 18, 2009.
Registration will open at 8:00AM, events will begin promptly at 9:00AM. The event will come to a close at 6:00PM, a location for post event socializing will be announced at the end of the day.
Open Everything (global site) is a collection of events scattered all over the world, organized by ordinary people just like you. The purpose of the event is to explore and discuss 'open'. The interpretation of the idea is in the hands of attendees, and each event differs from the next.
Let there be no confusion, Open Everything is not a tech conference. There is much more to 'open' than technology, part of the goal of the event is to bring the less known aspects of 'open' to the attention of the general public.
At Open Everything NYC 2009 there will be two invited guest speakers and a number of open sessions left in the hands of attendees. Feel free to come prepared with a topic to share, discuss, or present. Also feel free to act spontaneously and lead a group discussion with no preparation at all. The magic of the event is that it is open and we're all free to contribute as we desire.
The event is free and open to the public, we do require that you register so we can give you a fancy name badge and maybe even a T-shirt. We'd also like to know how many people to expect so that we're prepared.
Wish your city had an event? Join the discussion and we'll be happy to help you organize an Open Everything of your very own ;).
Questions/Comments/Concerns about the Hong Kong Event? public at johndbritton.com
Leslie Hawthorn - Google, Inc. | Common Sense
Just as the adoption of Free and Open Source software has seen a significant uptake in the past few years, so have the principles of meritocracy and transparency that underpin this development methodology. These two principles have broad implications for both civic life and the business world, promising to empower citizens through greater access to data and disruption of existing models. In this talk, Leslie will explore some areas in which the concept of Open could be most broadly useful, where it is taking hold successfully and where we still must journey to achieve the promise of an Open world. She will also explore some best practices for engaging effectively with this Open world using lessons learned from her work with the FOSS community.Robert David Steele - OSS.net | Open Source Intelligence
About Leslie: Leslie Hawthorn is a Program Manager for Google's Open Source Programs Office, where she's the Community Manager for the Google Summer of Code community. She recently conceived, launched and managed the Google Highly Open Participation Contest, the world's first global initiative to get pre-university students involved in all aspects of Open Source software development. Leslie has also organized more than 100 open source conferences and hackathons, most held at Google's Corporate Headquarters in Mountain View, California, USA. When not wrangling FOSS developers, she's usually speaking about Open Source, FOSS in education, and community building or writing for the Google Open Source Blog. Prior to joining Google, Leslie got her feet wet in Silicon Valley high tech at a small communications semiconductor startup, where she worked in Marketing and Public Relations. She holds a Honors B.A. in English Language and Literature from U.C. Berkeley and her personal website is http://www.hawthornlandings.org.
Robert David Steele, the foremost proponent for Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) and public intelligence in the public interest, will introduce “the other open source.” In combination, Free/Open Source Software (F/OSS) and OSINT empower the public as never before. Information asymmetries and data pathologies that have been used to concentrate wealth and perpetuate poverty, disease, and the externalization of environmental costs, as well as to promote wars that benefit the few at the expense of the many, will be explained. Each person registered in advance for this event will receive a free copy of the speaker’s book, THE NEW CRAFT OF INTELLIGENCE: Personal, Public, & Political (OSS, 2003). Robert will remain for the rest of the afternoon to interact in a small group setting, and will also be available to do an impromptu “SPY IMPROV: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know,” should there be a sufficiency of interest.
About Robert: Robert David Steele Vivas, 56, is a former US spy, co-founder of the US Marine Corps Intelligence Center (today a Command), and CEO of Open Source Solutions Network (OSS.Net, Inc.) as well as pro bono CEO and angel funder of Earth Intelligence Network, a 501c3 Public Charity that creates public intelligence (decision-support) in the public interest. For 20 years he has been the foremost international proponent for Open Source Intelligence (OSINT), and offers 30,000 pages of free information online from 750 international authorities, all easily accessed via www.oss.net/BASIC and www.oss.net/LIBRARY. Since 2002 he has helped pioneer peace intelligence and is the originator of he proposal for a United Nations Open-Source Decision-Support Information Network (UNODIN) to be funded by the United States of America, and to include an Assistant Secretary General for Decision-Support, a Multinational Decision-Support Centre that relies exclusively on open sources of information that can be easily shared with Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO) and other stakeholders, and a diplomatic Office of Information Sharing Treaties and Agreements.
He is the author of ON INTELLIGENCE: Spies and Secrecy in an Open World; THE NEW CRAFT OF INTELLIGENCE: Personal, Public, & Political; INFORMATION OPERATIONS: All Information, All Languages, All the Time; THE SMART NATION ACT: Public Intelligence in the Public Interest; and ELECTION 2008: Lipstick on the Pig. He is the contributing editor of PEACEKEEPING INTELLIGENCE: Emerging Concepts for the Future and is the contributing publisher of COLLECTIVE INTELLIGENCE: Creating a Prosperous World at Peace, and of PEACE INTELLIGENCE: Assuring a Good Life for All (forthcoming, raw material at www.oss.net/Peace). All of his books are available at both Amazon in hard-copy, and free online at www.oss.net. His vision for the future of Earth Intelligence can be reviewed at www.earth-intelligence.net.
3 United Nations Plaza
New York, NY 10016
Location UNICEF House is located at 3 United Nations Plaza, between 1st and 2nd Avenue on 44th Street.
Directions by NYC subway The closest subway stop is Grand Central/42nd Street which services the 4/5/6 lines, the 7, and the shuttle to Times Square.
The event is free and open to the public, however registration is required. Please complete the online registration form
We are currently seeking event sponsors, please contact public at johndbritton.com if you'd like to sponsor the event
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