With the advent of more social systems, citizens expect easier ways to engage with government and have access to open content. For example, the “We the People” website has brought to life the U.S. Constitution’s First Amendment guarantee for citizens to petition the government through a simple and direct digital connection.
Open technologies like Drupal and Alfresco provide engines for progress even when resources are hard to find. Both have been widely adopted in federal, state and local governments to increase access to information and make collaboration more streamlined. At the federal level, Whitehouse.gov powered by Drupal has created a new level of engagement with US citizens. At the city and county level, Denver running on Alfresco is crowd-sourcing the reporting of potholes, graffiti, and other citizen-driven issues through a mobile app that also helps schedule the repairs.
Alfresco and Acquia provide an open platform to publish content and collaborate. We invite you to consider how your agency can realize the benefits of an open solution with greater citizen engagement at a lower cost.
Join Alfresco and Acquia as we talk through our combined solutions for government on October 30 at the Newseum. Space is limited.
8:30am - 9:00am: Registration, Networking & Breakfast
9:00am - 9:05am: Welcome from Meagan Williams, Program Director, Acquia
9:05am - 9:45am: Keynote: How the Federal Government Increased Citizen Engagement with Open Solutions
9:45am - 10:30am: Keynote: The City and County of Denver Automates Business Processes and Improves Citizen Engagement with Alfresco
10:30am - 11:00am: Fireside Chat with Keynote Speakers
11:00am - 11:05: Closing by Alfresco