WASHINGTON, May 7 /PRNewswire/ --
- Sunlight Labs director Clay Johnson talks about open government with Focus Washington TechView, an online television series highlighting unique Washington power-figures and their influence and knowledge on government processes.
- Johnson also talks about Design for America, an innovative contest that challenges artists and designers to use government data in exciting new ways organized by the Sunlight Foundation.
- The competition will focus on art and visualizations in three general categories:
- Data visualization: To focus on projects designed to distill complex datasets into easily understandable graphics, pictures or videos.
- Process transparency: To focus on showing citizens how the processes of our government work.
- Redesigning the government: To focus on redesigning government forms and Web sites to make them easier to use and provide more useful information to citizens trying to access them.
- Artists and designers have until May 17 to submit their projects.
- Design for America award winners will be announced at the Gov 2.0 Expo to be held in May 25-27, 2010 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.
- Gov 2.0 Expo, co-produced by O'Reilly Media, Inc. and UBM TechWeb, and will gather technology leaders and visionaries from government and industry to share the latest innovations in Cloud Computing and Security, Social Networks and Collaboration, Emerging Technologies, Agile Government, and Open Data and Web Services.
- Gov 2.0 Expo would like to remind sponsors and exhibitors to submit their 50-word description of announcements being made at the event for inclusion on a May 18 press release. It is a great tool to increase exposure and public relations opportunities while at Gov 2.0 Expo. Deadline for submissions is May 11, and should be sent to Natalia Wodecki at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Gov 2.0 Expo homepage: http://www.gov2expo.com
- Gov 2.0 Expo full schedule: http://qorv.is/0fb
- Focus Washington TechView: http://focuswashington.com/techview/
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