The presentation will review technologies used, policy changes, constituent collaboration, and challenges within the local government.
Open Data Executive Directive – Mayor Gavin Newsom issued a directive that asks City departments to make all datasets under their authority that are not considered confidential available on DataSF.org.
DataSF – San Francisco created a one stop clearinghouse for government data, DataSF.org is providing more than 100 datasets from a range of city departments. Its effort to improve access to city data has led to the creation of new services and mobile applications that are now featured in the DataSF App Showcase.
Open Source Software Policy
Software Evaluation Policy – San Francisco’s new policy requires city departments to consider open source software equally with commercial products when purchasing new software. The opportunities with open source are tremendous: lower costs, greater agility, better reliability, improved security, and increased innovation.
San Francisco Service Catalog – To assist city departments evaluate open source software along side currently used Off-The-Shelf software, San Francisco has created a site for one click installs and pilots of Open Source products.
The opportunities with open source are tremendous: lower costs, greater agility, better reliability, improved security, and increased innovation. The discussion will include projects and products used to save the city thousands and allow greater visibility at a fraction of the cost and time to market.
Dave Geller is a business analyst for the Emerging Technologies group for the Department of Technology in the City and County of San Francisco
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