I should be able to post all the financial information next week or the week after, but we have a couple of outstanding items, so I’m waiting for those to be resolved before we post all the info. If you are interested in the financial info, it will be posted here, on the site and cross-posted to the drupal4Govgroup on Groups.drupal.org.
I've had the pleasure of knowing Chris for a few years now because of his involvement with Drupal4Gov. Now, I get to write about him because he has graciously agreed to be our Keynote speaker this Friday morning!
Not only is Chris an open source and open standards advocate, he's also Mr. Data, afterall, the way Chris sees it, "you can't do much without the data." So, when more people, government and citizen, alike, understand what data brings to the table, you can understand the importance of the use and reuse of government data.
And when Chris talks about data, he means all kinds of data, even…geo data.
Chris sess a lot of "potential in improving the amount of data available and to make it easier to use as a developer." In doing this, he sees the potential good for government to do more than just listen to users, but to find ways to improve the quality of government data and for communities of practice to find ways to make it easier for all government entities to put their data online.
Submitted by Betsy Ensley on 18 April, 2012 - 10:09
The session submission deadline for Drupal Government Day is April 20!
We have received several submissions and are looking forward to an exciting line up of speakers. If you are interested in submitting, get your sessions in before the end of the day on April 20. Session presenters will be notified by May 1 of the final agenda, and feel free to get in touch if you have any questions.