Let’s talk about public code
#7 - Mauko Quiroga, OpenFisca

#7 - Mauko Quiroga, OpenFisca

July 26, 2021

In the seventh episode of Let's talk about public code, we talk to Mauko Quiroga from OpenFisca. We discussed what problems OpenFisca solves and how it has become so widespread - used in at least four continents!

OpenFisca is an open source platform to write rules as code. OpenFisca was released under a free software license in November 2011. Etalab in France started using OpenFisca in 2014 and soon became a major contributor. Today it is used in many countries all over the world. Read more at: https://openfisca.org/en/

#6 - Leonardo Favario, Department for Digital Transformation, Italy

#6 - Leonardo Favario, Department for Digital Transformation, Italy

June 9, 2021

In the sixth episode of Let's talk about public code, we talk to Leonardo Favario from the Italian national government's Department for Digital Transformation. We discuss the state of open source software in Italian public organizations.

The Department for Digital Transformation - was born to build the “operating system” of Italy, a series of fundamental components on top of which both simpler and more efficient services for citizens, public administration and businesses, and innovative digital products could be built.

Publiccode.yml: https://github.com/publiccodeyml/publiccode.yml

Developers Italia: https://developers.italia.it/

Designers Italia: https://designers.italia.it/

Software catalogue: https://developers.italia.it/en/software

#5 - Amy van Someren, Signalen

#5 - Amy van Someren, Signalen

May 11, 2021

In the fifth episode of Let's talk about public code we talk to Amy van Someren from the municipality 's-Hertogenbosch. We discuss their experience as first reusers of the Signalen codebase.

Signalen is an open source process and task system for governments, which automatically categorizes and routes reports about public space for processing by the appropriate handler.

Read more at: https://signalen.org

See Signalen live at: https://meldingen.s-hertogenbosch.nl/

 

#4 - Lea Hemetsberger, Open & Agile Smart Cities

#4 - Lea Hemetsberger, Open & Agile Smart Cities

March 3, 2021

In the fourth episode we talked to Lea Hemetsberger from Open & Agile Smart Cities. We discussed how they are collaborating with cities worldwide to support their digital transformation journey. We also talked about one of their latest resources, the CITYxCITY Academy.

Open & Agile Smart Cities is a network that connects cities and communities worldwide to learn from each other and exchange digital, data-driven solutions based on Minimal Interoperability Mechanisms. They represent their members towards international institutions, fora and standards developing organizations to ensure that their voice is heard when new standards come about. Read more at: https://oascities.org/

#3 - Sergei Maertens and Tjerk Vaags, OpenZaak

#3 - Sergei Maertens and Tjerk Vaags, OpenZaak

February 2, 2021

In the third episode we talk to Sergei Maertens from Maykin Media and Tjerk Vaags from Contezza. We discuss how they handled a security issue in OpenZaak. The developers describe how the process for handling Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures worked in this collaborative codebase.

OpenZaak is an open source API for municipalities who want to deliver citizen-friendly services online. Read more at: https://openzaak.org

Two references to GitHub were made in the discussion:

Let’s talk about public code #2 - Rasmus Frey, OS2

Let’s talk about public code #2 - Rasmus Frey, OS2

October 14, 2020

In the second episode we will talk to Rasmus Frey, the Head of Secretariat for OS2, a government organisation that focuses on shared development with open source, open innovation and transparency.

OS2 is an 8 year old association of 67 Danish municipalities that commission and manage open source software together.

Let’s talk about public code #1 - Arnau Monterde, Decidim

Let’s talk about public code #1 - Arnau Monterde, Decidim

September 9, 2020

In the first episode of 'Let's talk about public code', we will meet Arnau Monterde. Arnau holds a PhD in Information Society and Knowledge from the Open University of Catalunya, and is the coordinator of Decidim codebase. Decidim enables free open-source participatory democracy for cities and organizations.

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