Welcome! The World Wide Web Consortium invites all who work within governments or those who work or engage with governments to participate in the many opportunities sponsored by W3C and the Web community.
W3C's eGovernment Activity currently offers speakers, discussion forums, educational information, and guidelines focused on helping governments to publish data in open, standards-based formats so that information can be more easily accessed on the Web.
This week (9am ET Wed; see in your local time), the W3C eGov IG will host a presentation on the Linked Data API, a new approach to making Linked Data available for use by mainstream web developers. This development effort has been supported and motivated by the data.gov.uk project. We’re happy to have two of the developers, Dave Reynolds and Jeni Tennison, joining us to present.
To join for audio:
+1.617.761.6200, +33.4.89.06.34.99 or +44.117.370.6152 Conference Code: 3468 ("EGOV") More instructions: http://www.w3.org/2002/01/UsingZakim
To join for text chat:
IRC: irc.w3.org:6665 channel #egov http://email@example.com:6665
This will be the first of a new style of IG meeting: it will be open the
public, and we’ll start with the presentation, for up to an hour.
Afterword, we’ll switch to more of a business-meeting mode, with our
usual discussions about projects, planning, etc. Members of the public
are welcome to stay and listen for that part.
eGovernment is the use of the Web and other information technologies by governments to interact with the citizenry, between departments and divisions, and with other governments.