TXGov20Camp

Texas Government 2.0 Camp (TXGov20Camp)

EFF-Austin, working with the LBJ School of Public Affairs in Austin, is helping organize the Texas Government 2.0 Camp on January 28-29 at the Austin Community College Eastview Campus. You can see more about the event here: http://txgov20.org/

“The Texas Government 2.0 Camp will bring together leading thinkers from all levels of government, academia, media and industry to explore the best ways to make Open Government work for everyone. They will share initiatives already in progress and collaborate on how to leverage social media tools and Web 2.0 technologies to create a more collaborative, efficient and effective government. Though the possibilities seem endless, resources are often in short supply and by harnessing the power of new technologies governments do more than ever before.”

Join us! You can register here.

This week: NPOCamp and Austin News Hackathon

Two great events coming up this weekend in Austin, sponsored by EFF-Austin.

Friday, join us at NPO Camp – a Barcamp for Nonprofits and Techs. We had one of these several months ago, and it was a real blast! The idea here is to bring the nonprofit and technology communities together for a day and talk about the technical challenges the NPOs face, while educating the techs about that world. Last event, we had 200+ attendees forming into sessions and pods; all were lively.  Greg Foster, our newest EFF-Austin board member, has done most of the legwork in organizing the event, with major production assistance from Maggie Duval, also a board member and producer of the annual Plutopia event during SXSW. Sign up here.

Saturday, coders and journalists come together to build innovative news applications at the Austin News Hackathon, cosponsored by EFF-Austin and the local Hacks Hackers chapter led by Cindy Royal.  The day will begin with a presentation by Matt Stiles and Niran Babalola of the Texas Tribune, talking about some of the news apps they’ve been developing. Then teams will form to match ideas from journalists with technical expertise from the coders who are attending. These kinds of events are the future of journalism!  This event also benefited from Maggie Duval’s production assistance. Sign up here.

Both events will be catered by Pick Up Stix of South Austin.

Austin Non Profit Camp

Austin Non Profit Camp is a free, facilitated and participant driven conference that will be the place in Austin for non profits to learn and troubleshoot their technology problems in a supportive, collaborative setting.

http://npocamp.eventbrite.com/

Austin Non Profit Camp is being spearheaded by David J. Neff, Jon Lebkowsky, Maggie Duval and Matt Glazer. Their goal is to take the successful Bar Camp model and apply it to expand understanding and awareness of free and Open Source technology within the non-profit community in Central Texas.

How It Works

Non profits and technology folks come together to have conversations about the issues that they face in a no sales, no cost environment. We bring tech experts together with nonprofits in a context that will facilitate mutual understanding.

In addition to scheduled speakers, attendees will have the option to sign up to speak about issues and solutions they know best.

Nonprofit attendees collaboratively problem solve issues they face with running and promoting their organizations, workshopping with local technologists about the latest and most effective technologies and methodologies. These conversations will help nonprofits filter what’s useful from what’s not and keep their organizations humming and on track.

Topics

Google Apps, Data Exchange/Salesforce, Google Grants, Social Media, Marketing, Cloud Computing, Email Marketing, Fundraising in Social Media, ZERO COST Infrastructure, ROI of The Cloud

Event Details

Date: November 14th
Time: 10:00 a.m. – :00 p.m.
Location: ACC Eastview Campus
3401 Webberville Road

Keynote Delivered by: Holly Ross from NTEN

http://npocamp.eventbrite.com/

Austin Non Profit Camp is sponsored by: EFF-Austin, NTEN, 501 Tech Club, Plutopia Productions, Austin Social Media Club, 501derful.org, Social Web Strategies, GNI Strategies, Lights.Camera.Help. and Soma Vida. A special thank you/shout out to the Center for Community Based & Nonprofit Organizations at Austin Community College for providing the incredible space.