October 13, 2021
In the ninth episode of Let's talk about public code, we talk to Bastien Guerry from Etalab and the platform for French public data (data.gouv.fr).
We discuss why and how Etalab, as a state agency, engages with the French open source ecosystem.
Etalab is a department of the direction interministérielle du numérique (DINUM), which coordinates the design and implementation of the State's strategy in the data domain.
Read more at: https://www.etalab.gouv.fr/
September 22, 2021
In the eighth episode of Let's talk about public code, and our first anniversary, we talked to Gabriella Gómez-Mont from Experimentalista.
With a background as Chief Creative Officer for Mexico City and founder of Laboratorio para la Ciudad, the award-wining experimental arm and creative think tank of the Mexico City government, alongside engagements in the Netherlands, UK, USA, South Korea and Canada, Gabriella have global perspective on public code.
We also revealed a new strategic council for the Foundation for Public Code, and Gabriella is our first person on it.
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/
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/
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/
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:
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.
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.