Category Archives: Presentation

Hacking democracy and playing the long game – Luke Bacon at 2017

Last month Henare and I were in Hobart for We met lots of really nice people working on a dizzying array of interesting projects. is Australia’s biggest conference for people building and using Free and Open Source Software. People come from all over the world to be there. Henare and Matthew from the […]

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How to find what you’re looking for on Right to Know

Following on from some recent queries on Twitter, I thought it was a good idea to sit down and provide a guide on some of the ways you can keep in touch with a request on Right to Know. Right to Know is a simple, free service provided by the OpenAustralia Foundation that takes the […]

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The Network at the Heart of Democracy

Last week Thursday I had the pleasure of presenting the opening keynote at the annual System Administrators Guild of Australia conference. I tried to create a historical context for what OpenAustralia is doing by looking at the time that the Westminster system, the political system that we have in Australia, was created. The Westminster system […]

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Happy talk

Last week I gave a talk at the Open Source Developers’ Conference in Sydney. It was great. The room was full, people were excited, asked great questions and even applauded. To round it all of, at the end of the conference I was voted best speaker of the conference. What a wonderful surprise. I met […]

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Talk to Sydney Ruby on Rails group

About two weeks ago I gave a talk to the Sydney Ruby on Rails group about “Building OpenAustralia”. The group is a committed bunch of very smart and entertaining web developers with a particular interest in the Ruby language and the Ruby on Rails web development framework. The aim of the talk was to give […]

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