In local government? Some dates for your diary

Christmas #27 by Kevin Dooley

Here’s a heads-up for those in local government who have a special interest in digital services. Tom, Director of mySociety, will be speaking at two forthcoming events.

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LGA annual conference

Wednesday 27th June 2012, Birmingham

What do Digital by Default, the Government Digital Service and the open data agenda mean for local government?

The two key changes to the direction of government IT policy in the last two years have been the rise of open data, and the adoption of digital by default as a core goal. Both agendas were born centrally, and confusion about their meaning, motives and consequences has been rife in local government. mySociety’s director Tom Steinberg, who had a ringside seat in the development of these policies, will discuss the history and trajectory of these significant policy agendas.

Wednesday 27th June 2012
8:00 – 9:00 Breakfast briefing
Room 1, Meetingspace at 11 Brindleyplace, Birmingham

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Building Perfect Council Websites conference

Building Perfect Council Websites conference

Thursday 12th July 2012, Birmingham

How to become an internet-native council

Twenty years after the invention of the web, many councils and other public bodies are still only just starting to become ‘internet native’. In his talk Tom will talk about the management, attitude and structural changes that this transition entails, and will offer tips for overcoming the barriers.

Thursday 12th July 2012
09:45 – 10:30 Opening plenary
National Motorcycle Museum, Birmingham

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Tom Steinberg

We’d love to see you at either of these events – and we’ll be happy to answer any questions you might have about mySociety, too.

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Top image credit: Kevin Dooley.