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Open Source in Government

1:30 PM - 2:45 PM
Main Stage

Presented by

David Cole (DavidHCole)
Office of the CIO, Executive Office of the President
Andrew Hoppin (AndrewHoppin)
CIO NY State Senate
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Open Source has seen a lot of adoption from government in the last year. Dave Cole is Senior Advisor to the CIO of the Executive Office of the President. He is responsible for the day-to-day maintenance and long-term development of WhiteHouse.govā€¹the official website of the President of the United States. Prior to this role, Dave served as the Deputy Director for Technology at the White House Office of New Media. Over the summer of 2009, he led a team of designers and developers to build a new open source web platform for

Before his appointment to the White House staff, Dave coordinated the redesign of as part of the Obama-Biden Transition team. He also worked on the Obama for America campaign in several states as a data analyst and field organizer.

Dave is a graduate of Rutgers University, where he studied political science, history, and computer engineering.

Experience: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, Expert
Industry: education, entertainment, library, marketing, media, non-profit

I'm on the Board of Open Source for America (, so I definitely want to see more of what is currently happening here.

Is this being streamed today? I had to step out for a project conf call and may not make it back in to the venue in time. I seem to recall reading that the earlier keynotes were live online...

I can think of no session that deserves to open with AC/DC's "Back in Black" more.

Is it possible to embed the video above? I copied the source code and the link at but cannot seem to embed correctly. Any ideas?

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