Article archive: September 2014

Economic Forum panelists discussed local e-governments

Organized since 1992, the Economic Forum has become one of the most important economic events in Europe attended by political and business elites. The 24th Economic Forum was organised in Poland in the 2nd September – 4th September 2014.

The event had six Plenary Sessions and more than 100 panel discussions, lectures, workshops and round table discussions.

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Interviewing Birgitta Jónsdóttir

Birgitta Jónsdóttir is an Icelandic Poetician who is currently serving as a member of the Icelandic Parliament for the Pirate Party, and is one of the founders of the party. Birgitta is also the founder and Chairperson of the International Modern Media Institute (IMMI), one of the partners in the D-CENT project.

Birgitta has worked as a volunteer and activist for various organizations including WikiLeaks, Saving Iceland, and Friends of Tibet in Iceland. She specializes in lawmaking for the 21st century.

D-CENT interview birgitta jonsdottir vimeo from D-CENT on Vimeo.

Looking for User experience and full stack open source software developer

This is a ground floor opportunity for the right developer to make an immediate and significant impact on the technology that will drive open democracy and participation for the next decade and beyond.

D-CENT is a Europe-wide project creating privacy-aware tools and applications for direct democracy and economic empowerment. The project will run from 2013 to 2016.

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User experience and full stack open source software developer

As Senior User Experience Developer for D-CENT, you will be developing the democracy tools’ front end in co-operation with the back-end development team, designers and users. You will have continuous releases, and continuous feedback from pilot user groups in Helsinki, Barcelona and Reykjavik. There will be continuous support and coaching from the D-CENT Partners, including W3C working groups for Social media and Crypto. For more partners, see:

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Interviewing Evan Henshaw-Plath

Evan Henshaw-Plath was the first hire and lead developer of through the pivot to Twitter. From there he was architect at Yahoo Brickhouse where they built the social location platform, Fire Eagle. He’s spoken extensively on startups, software development, media, social change. Henshaw-Plath is one of the partners in the D-CENT project.

D-CENT interview: Evan Henshaw-Plath from D-CENT on Vimeo.

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