Last Saturday I (Brian) went to the NZ egov barcamp here in Wellington. It was a wonderfully informal event attended by about 80 or so of the New Zealand website creation crowd and government representatives who care about how government websites get built.
I gave a talk on the RFP process, while others spoke about Agile techniques, microformats, identity management, open source issues in government, accessibility, multi-output rendering based on single document source, risk management theory and practice, and more. Here's a mindmap of many of the ideas presented.
It was inspiring to see very clued-in government people aware of and eager to fix issues around "how to make e-government better in New Zealand". There are a number of follow-up items for myself and others to further ideas brought up during the sessions.
I love Wellington. :-)
Oh yeah, there are already rumours of a follow-on barcamp based on some of the common themes presented... stay tuned for more.
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