David Eaves


DAVID EAVES: DIY Open Source Culture and Learning Cultures: Who Leads Whom?


Friday, 09 December, 2011
In conversation with Alexandra Samuel and Amber Frid-Jimenez

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A public policy entrepreneur, open government activist and negotiation expert David is retained by several governments to advise on open government and open data, works with two spin-offs of the Harvard Negotiation Project and advises businesses on open source strategies and community management.


David writes on politics, public service sector renewal, open source and network systems as well as foreign policy and other subjects. He posts four times a week on his blog, publishes regularly in various forums including the Globe and Mail website, the Toronto Star, and has a chapter in the recently published O’Reilly Media book on Open Government. He is also frequently invited to speak on these issues, as well as on open government, policy making, negotiation and strategy, to executives, policymakers, and students. You can find a list of David’s past and upcoming keynotes and speeches here.


In addition to his writing and advocacy, David serves as the Program Director for the Code for America Institute, sits on the Board of Advisors of CivicCommons, the executive of Vision Vancouver (a municipal political party) and the board of Keeping the Door Open. He recently served as a sponsor and adviser of the Apps 4 Climate Action competition, sat on the International Reference Group of Australia‚Äôs Government 2.0 Taskforce, the Steering Committee of the Environics Institute Urban Aboriginal People’s Survey and the advisory board of Canada’s World.