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  • Cool Like You, Gov Private Sector Envy

    by Emily Wright-Moore, Kevin Curry, Julio Gonzalez, Aurelio Tinio and Matthew Esquibel

    Will we someday look to the government technologist as a Web superstar? An innovation idol? A technology trailblazer?

    In this session we will explore how government technologists deal with the demands of meeting customer needs in a world where private industry sets the pace. Can government ever be as cool as their corporate counterparts? Are the challenges of doing more with less, attracting emerging talent and maneuvering through excessive politics and bureaucracy too much to overcome?

    New and groundbreaking partnerships between government and private sector, non-profits and community groups may provide the answers to these questions. Fellowship programs like Code for America, community crowd sourcing like Austin’s OpenAustin and business partnerships may just give the government geek a shot at being one of the cool kids.

    At 3:30pm to 4:30pm, Tuesday 13th March

    In Salon B, AT&T Conference Center

    Coverage audio clip

  • Crowdsource This! Harnessing the Crowd for Content

    by Jason Karas, Rich Barton and Brad Gerstner

    Reviews are so Web 2.0 – the next generation of crowdsourcing goes well beyond a simple user-generated review. But, how can companies utilize the power of the crowd to build content and, ultimately, their business? Does the power of the crowd still have value in today’s web and mobile economy? What kind of information can be mined, and what results can realistically be expected from content supplied by users? Crowdsource experts will discuss the pros and cons of crowdsourcing and the types of content that can be solicited and mined from users, which can help alleviate overall business costs, and cover the possible business implications of relying on crowdsourced information.

    At 5:00pm to 6:00pm, Tuesday 13th March

    In Creekside I & II, Sheraton Austin Hotel at the Capitol