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NYC LOCAL: Saturday 18 April 2009 Open Everything NYC: Leslie Hawthorn o

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Subject: NYC LOCAL: Saturday 18 April 2009 Open Everything NYC: Leslie Hawthorn of Google and Robert David Steele of Open Source Solutions
Date: 16 Apr 2009 20:06:57 -0400

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 Subject: Open Everything NYC, 18 April 2009
 Date: Thu, 16 Apr 2009 12:08:58 -0400 (EDT)

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    Venue & date Open Everything NYC 2009 will be held at UNICEF
    Headquarters, United Nations Plaza in New York, NY on April 18, 2009.

    Registration will open at 8:00AM, events will begin promptly at 9:00AM.
    The event will come to a close at 6:00PM, a location for post event
    socializing will be announced at the end of the day.


    Open Everything (global site) is a collection of events scattered all
    over the world, organized by ordinary people just like you. The purpose
    of the event is to explore and discuss 'open'. The interpretation of
    the idea is in the hands of attendees, and each event differs from the

    Let there be no confusion, Open Everything is not a tech conference.
    There is much more to 'open' than technology, part of the goal of the
    event is to bring the less known aspects of 'open' to the attention of
    the general public.

    At Open Everything NYC 2009 there will be two invited guest speakers
    and a number of open sessions left in the hands of attendees. Feel free
    to come prepared with a topic to share, discuss, or present. Also feel
    free to act spontaneously and lead a group discussion with no
    preparation at all. The magic of the event is that it is open and we're
    all free to contribute as we desire.

    The event is free and open to the public, we do require that you
    register so we can give you a fancy name badge and maybe even a
    T-shirt. We'd also like to know how many people to expect so that we're

    Wish your city had an event? Join the discussion and we'll be happy to
    help you organize an Open Everything of your very own ;).

    Questions/Comments/Concerns about the Hong Kong Event? public at

    Featured speakers
    Leslie Hawthorn - Google, Inc. | Common Sense

      Just as the adoption of Free and Open Source software has seen a
      significant uptake in the past few years, so have the principles of
      meritocracy and transparency that underpin this development
      methodology. These two principles have broad implications for both
      civic life and the business world, promising to empower citizens
      through greater access to data and disruption of existing models. In
      this talk, Leslie will explore some areas in which the concept of
      Open could be most broadly useful, where it is taking hold
      successfully and where we still must journey to achieve the promise
      of an Open world. She will also explore some best practices for
      engaging effectively with this Open world using lessons learned from
      her work with the FOSS community.
      About Leslie: Leslie Hawthorn is a Program Manager for Google's Open
      Source Programs Office, where she's the Community Manager for the
      Google Summer of Code community. She recently conceived, launched
      and managed the Google Highly Open Participation Contest, the
      world's first global initiative to get pre-university students
      involved in all aspects of Open Source software development. Leslie
      has also organized more than 100 open source conferences and
      hackathons, most held at Google's Corporate Headquarters in Mountain
      View, California, USA. When not wrangling FOSS developers, she's
      usually speaking about Open Source, FOSS in education, and community
      building or writing for the Google Open Source Blog. Prior to
      joining Google, Leslie got her feet wet in Silicon Valley high tech
      at a small communications semiconductor startup, where she worked in
      Marketing and Public Relations. She holds a Honors B.A. in English
      Language and Literature from U.C. Berkeley and her personal website

    Robert David Steele - | Open Source Intelligence

      Robert David Steele, the foremost proponent for Open Source
      Intelligence (OSINT) and public intelligence in the public interest,
      will introduce "the other open source." In combination, Free/Open
      Source Software (F/OSS) and OSINT empower the public as never
      before. Information asymmetries and data pathologies that have been
      used to concentrate wealth and perpetuate poverty, disease, and the
      externalization of environmental costs, as well as to promote wars
      that benefit the few at the expense of the many, will be explained.
      Each person registered in advance for this event will receive a free
      copy of the speaker's book, THE NEW CRAFT OF INTELLIGENCE: Personal,
      Public, & Political (OSS, 2003). Robert will remain for the rest of
      the afternoon to interact in a small group setting, and will also be
      available to do an impromptu "SPY IMPROV: Everything You Ever Wanted
      to Know," should there be a sufficiency of interest.
      About Robert: Robert David Steele Vivas, 56, is a former US spy,
      co-founder of the US Marine Corps Intelligence Center (today a
      Command), and CEO of Open Source Solutions Network (OSS.Net, Inc.)
      as well as pro bono CEO and angel funder of Earth Intelligence
      Network, a 501c3 Public Charity that creates public intelligence
      (decision-support) in the public interest. For 20 years he has been
      the foremost international proponent for Open Source Intelligence
      (OSINT), and offers 30,000 pages of free information online from 750
      international authorities, all easily accessed via
      and Since 2002 he has helped pioneer peace
      intelligence and is the originator of he proposal for a United
      Nations Open-Source Decision-Support Information Network (UNODIN) to
      be funded by the United States of America, and to include an
      Assistant Secretary General for Decision-Support, a Multinational
      Decision-Support Centre that relies exclusively on open sources of
      information that can be easily shared with Non-Governmental
      Organizations (NGO) and other stakeholders, and a diplomatic Office
      of Information Sharing Treaties and Agreements.
      He is the author of ON INTELLIGENCE: Spies and Secrecy in an Open
      World; THE NEW CRAFT OF INTELLIGENCE: Personal, Public, & Political;
      INFORMATION OPERATIONS: All Information, All Languages, All the
      Time; THE SMART NATION ACT: Public Intelligence in the Public
      Interest; and ELECTION 2008: Lipstick on the Pig. He is the
      contributing editor of PEACEKEEPING INTELLIGENCE: Emerging Concepts
      for the Future and is the contributing publisher of COLLECTIVE
      INTELLIGENCE: Creating a Prosperous World at Peace, and of PEACE
      INTELLIGENCE: Assuring a Good Life for All (forthcoming, raw
      material at All of his books are available at
      both Amazon in hard-copy, and free online at His vision
      for the future of Earth Intelligence can be reviewed at



     UNICEF House
     3 United Nations Plaza
     New York, NY 10016

    Google Map Directions

    Location UNICEF House is located at 3 United Nations Plaza, between 1st
    and 2nd Avenue on 44th Street.

    Directions by NYC subway The closest subway stop is Grand Central/42nd
    Street which services the 4/5/6 lines, the 7, and the shuttle to Times


    The event is free and open to the public, however registration is
    required. Please complete the online registration form


    We are currently seeking event sponsors, please contact public at if you'd like to sponsor the event


    Blog about the event and we'll link to your post here. Email public at to be included.
      * Mindtouch Blog
      * John Britton's Blog
      * Creative Commons Blog
      * Gentooligans Blog
      * Open Knowledge Foundation Blog
      * Serendipity35 Blog
      * Open Education News
      * North Side Green Party
      * Gifts Galore
      * BoingBoing
      * Data Commoners
      * Good Magazine Blog
      * Google Open Source Blog

      * Facebook
      * Twitter
      * Open Everything Discuss Mailing List


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