[PLUG-TALK] Portland citizen oversight committee for technology
keithl at kl-ic.com
Thu Mar 17 11:04:45 PDT 2011
I'm not a Portland resident, so this may be none of my business.
But Commissioner Dan Saltzman is putting together a citizen
oversight committee to review technology projects, hopefully
to prevent fiascos like the water bureau billing project. I'd
guess that the vast majority of these projects involve software.
It would be great if some PLUG people would contact Saltzman and
volunteer for this It looks like a fantastic opportunity to
promote open development and keep software jobs in the city.
And while I can't be on the committee, I have some decent
analysis skills, so I might be able to help with some of the
complicated stuff. Selfish reasons - if Portland does something
right, it is likely to be emulated here in Washington County.
I encourage Portland geeks to get involved. Perhaps we can
invite Commissioner Saltzman to talk at a PLUG meeting, and
discuss what we can do to help.
Keith Lofstrom keithl at keithl.com Voice (503)-520-1993
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