May 6th in SF: The Power of Open APIs for Government

Open data and Open APIs are increasingly powerful vectors for what Tim O’Reilly has called ‘government as a platform.’ A number of open government efforts, including Open311, are opportunities to fundamentally improve the way that municipalities and citizens interact. Open APIs allow for software developers to create novel data-driven applications, and those in turn create more direct, responsive relationships with citizens.

That’s why we’re excited about the upcoming Open APIs for Government event being held at San Francisco’s City Hall on May 6 at 6:30pm. We hope to see many of you there for lively discussion of the importance of open government in the era of open data and open source. The event will explore visions for the future of this movement as well as updates on current efforts and app demos.

Phil Ashlock (@philipashlock), our Open311 and OpenMuni program manager, will be speaking on a panel that includes other thought leaders:

  • Craig Newmark – Founder of Craigslist
  • Tim O’Reilly – Founder and CEO of O’Reilly Media, Inc.
  • Mitchell Kapor – Visionary Entrepreneur and Angel Investor
  • Tim Vein – CIO, City of San Francisco

We are thankful to Twilio for sponsoring this event, and all proceeds will benefit Open311.

Please visit the event page to RSVP or for more information.