San Francisco is a world leader in the city as a platform movement: the opportunities to improve government and open innovation are incredible.
Join the SF TechDems on Wednesday March 20th, as we talk tech+government+innovation with the President of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, David Chiu AND the Chief Innovation Officer Jay Nath. They'll talk OpenGov and Innovation in a special meeting where you can hear from them directly and ask questions!
Are you a techie? Policy wonk? Activist? Do you have questions? Or an idea SF should be pursuing? Or, do you just want to learn more about what's going on? Then join us Wednesday, March 20th, for an unprecedented opportunity to talk tech+SF.
- OpenGov in San Francisco. San Francisco revised its Open Data laws. What does it mean for technologists and citizens? For more information on the proposed legislation, click here.
- Innovation in San Francisco. New plans are being launched to help entrepreneurs launch their dreams, from mobile apps to making pizza delivery drones available.
*** Many thanks to Loeven & Associates for sponsoring***
Cash bar available!
Wednesday March, 20th
630 - 9PM (speakers, followed by audience Q&A, then mixer)WHENMarch 20, 2013 at 6:30pm· 42 rsvpsWHEREMarine's Memorial Club Fireplace Room
609 Sutter St
San Francisco, CA 94102
Google map and directions
Thank you for participating in the review of the original draft version of SB1002. Your efforts, combined with the comments from technologists across California have enabled Senator Leland Yee to refine the technical language in what we hope will become California's first Open Data Law. Together, we have made our collective voices heard. There is growing support and momentum for SB1002 and SF Tech Dems is at the forefront of making this happen.
However, it is not certain that the Bill will be approved, or even allowed for consideration on the Senate floor. We must continue to work together and speak with one voice if we are to prevail. We still have much work to do.
In my discussions with the various groups who have reviewed the bill over the last several weeks, it has become apparent we will receive substantial opposition from the local cities and counties which are now included in this bill. As you may recall, the original version only applied to state government, however as a result of your feedback this newly released version now covers both state and local governments. Ensuring common rules and practices applied to all agencies across the state was expressed by many members as an important factor to drive innovation and transparency.
We must stay focused on this key, threshold issue. There are many details of the bill that are very important and we will address these as well. But, at this moment, none is as important -- or significant -- as the local provision.
This amended version is the product of your collective efforts. In the coming weeks, SF Tech Dems will be initiating a support drive to numerous other organizations and individuals to build the necessary support and show the legislature that our technology community is united behind this bill. Shown below this message is the amended version for your review. Please take a look at it, admire it, and distribute it to your friends. Now we need their support and YOURS! This issue is front and center because all of us are working together on many fronts -- advocacy, media, advertising, and grassroots efforts.
We will have a member event toward the end of March to update you and have Senator Yee discuss the latest events surrounding SB1002 and our advocacy efforts. I hope each of you will join us.
Again, thank you for all of your efforts. I can’t say this strongly enough; we must speak loudly and we need for your voices to continue to be heard. Together, with one voice, we can create a better future for San Francisco, and California.
Please contact me if you have any questions, or wish to provide additional feedback on the current version.
SF Tech Dems