TechCamp:Sarajevo Agenda

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Agenda for TechCamp Sarajevo - Day 1 (Thursday, October 18)

8:00-9:00       Registration, networking, coffee & tea

9:00-9:10       Welcome & Logistics Info: Darko Soković, Dokukino & Jamie Findlater, Department of State

9:10-9:20       Welcome to TechCamp Sarajevo: Ambassador Moon, U.S. Embassy Bosnia and Herzegovina

9:20-9:30       What is a TechCamp and Why Do I Care?: Jeff Kaplan, Open E-Policy Solutions

9:30-10:10      Interactive Plenary: Exploring Perspectives:Darko Soković & Jamie Findlater

(Participants distance themselves out on a spectrum based on a set of statements to measure level of tech literacy and current CSO work.)

10:10-11:10     Fast-paced Project Presentations (Case Studies)

Case Studies whereby small groups move from one presenter to the next quickly to learn about range of success using technology to advance mission.

Topic Presenter
1: Open Spending Story Friedrich Lindenberg, Open Knowledge Foundation
2. Mapping Story Joseph Reeves, Humanitarian OpenStreetMap
3. Harnessing SMS and Mobile Story Amy O'Donnell, Frontline SMS
4. Creating Unique Sources of Data Story Thomas Levine, Scraper Wiki
5. Open Government Data Story Jeff Kaplan, Open E-Policy Solutions
6. Blogging Story Marko Rakar, Croatia
7. Citizen Journalism Story Hana Marku & Besa Luci, Kosovo 2.0
8. Engaging Government Story Andrew Pendleton, Sunlight Foundation
9. Mobilization using Online Tools Elena Ignatova, Irina Sumadieva, Metamorphosis Foundation
10. Visualizing Data Story Aranita Brahaj, Open Data Albania
11. Social Media Engagement Strategy Story Bojana Sekeljic, Dokukino
12. Open Source Software Story Ardian Haxha & Arianit Dobroshi, FLOSSK
13. Community Boostr Platform Alicja Peszkowska, TechSoupGlobal
14. Let’s fix it Ewa Stokluska, Shipyard Foundation
15. Local budget monitoring Agnieszka Podgorska, Association of Leaders of Local Civic Groups
16. UNDP Alexis Franke, UNDP Kosovo & Marija Novkovic, UNDP Montenegro

11:10-11:30       Coffee Break

11:30-11:40       Plenary Session

11:40-13:00       Interactive Training Sessions

Interactive small group training on low cost, easy to implement tech based tools and approaches

Topic Technology Trainer
1. Tools and resources for Engaging Governments Andrew Pendleton, Sunlight Foundation
2. Working with Open Data Jeff Kaplan, Open E-Policy Solutions
3. Geospatial and Mapping of Data Joseph Reeves, Humanitarian OpenStreetMap
4. Creating Unique Sources of Data Thomas Levine, Scraper Wiki
5. Mobilization Using Online Tools Elena Ignatova, Irina Sumadieva, Metamorphosis Foundation
6. Easy Blogging & Websites Petar Gabud, Trilobit
7. Citizen Journalism Tools and Tactics Hana Marku & Besa Luci, Kosovo 2.0
8. Harnessing Harnessing SMS and Mobile Amy O'Donnell, FrontlineSMS
9. Social Media Engagement Bojana Sekeljic, Dokukino
10. Website Development Pero Cigelj, pauza.ba
11. Community of Open Data Aranita Brahaj, Open Data Albania
12. Monitoring Government Spending Friedrich Lindenberg, Open Knowledge Foundation
13. Online Communication for NGOs Steven Flower, Net2 Manchester

13:00 – 14:00       Lunch

14:00 – 14:10       Plenary Session

14:10 – 15:00       Small Group Topical Breakout Discussions

Discussion of shared challenges among CSOs in their current use of technology to address their mission.

Topic Facilitator (could be NGOs or Technologists)
1. Monitoring Public Spending Friedrich Lindenberg, Open Knowledge Foundation
2. Access to Government Data Marko Rakar, Croatia
3. Pre-Election Promises & Monitoring Amy O'Donnell, Frontline SMS
4. Freedom of Information Aranita Brahaj, Open Data Albania
5. Monitoring the Democratic Process within the Government Jeton Mehmeti
6. Engaging and Empowering Citizens Jeff Kaplan, Open E-Policy Solutions
7. Effectively Engaging Public Officials Arbnor Hasani
8. Lack of Government Data Valentina Pellizzer, One World SEE
9. Making Data Interesting Neda Milevska Kostova
10. Entrepreneurship and growing business Stevica Kuharski
11. Participation in Action Taulant Ramabaja
12. Online Engagement to Solve Social Problems with Government Andrew Pendleton, Sunlight Foundation
13. Equal Access to Information Ardiana Osmani
14. Encouraging Participation in Social Causes and Projects Srecko Sekeljic, Institute for Sustainable Communities

15:00-15:20       Afternoon break

15:20-15:30       Plenary Session

15:30-16:30       Small Group Work on Brainstorming Problems

Small group discussions to identify specific problems facing CSOs that technology might be able to address, both by looking at options available, and by focusing on specific topic areas

Topic Facilitator (could be NGOs or Technologists)
1. Problems that can be solved using Open Data Jeff Kaplan, Open E-Policy Solutions
2. Problems that that can be solved by Creating Unique Sources of Data Thomas Levine, Scraper Wiki
3. Problems that can be solved by Social Media Engagement Srecko Sekeljic, Institute for Sustainable Communities
4. Problems that can be solved by Open Source Technology Valentina Pelizzer, One World SEE
5. Problems that can be solved by Effectively Engaging Government Andrew Pendleton, Sunlight Foundation
6. Problems that can be solved by Citizen Journalism Hana Marku & Besa Luci, Kosovo 2.0
7. Problems that can be solved by Harnessing SMS and Mobile Amy O'Donnell, Frontline SMS
8. Problems that can be solved by Websites Petar Gabud, Trilobit & Pero Cigelj, pauza.ba
9. Problems that can be solved effective Online to Offline Engagment Elena Ignatova & Irina Sumadieva, Metamorphosis Foundation
10. Problems that can be solved with Maps Joseph Reeves, Humanitarian OpenStreetMap
11. Problems that can be addressed by Having an Online Community Steven Flower, NetSquared Manchester
12. Problems that can be addressed by Monitoring Government Spending Friedrich Lindenberg, Open Knowledge Foundation

16:30-17:00       Presenting the Results of the Brainstorming Session

17:00-18:30       Dinner & Networking Reception

20:00-24:00       Party at Kriterion

Agenda for TechCamp Sarajevo – Day 2 (Friday, October 19)

8:00-9:00        Networking, coffee & tea (Solution Sign-up Time)

9:00-10:00       Opening Plenary Darko Soković & Jamie Findlater

This plenary will have a CSO from each problem statement to be worked speak to its importance and tell the participants why they want to solve it.

10:00-10:50       Small Group Work on Identifying Solutions

Participants break out into problems identified from the brainstorming session, and fill in a problem-solution template (Laptops needed for each group)

10:50-11:10       Break

11:10-12:30       Interactive Training Sessions

Interactive small group training on low cost, easy to implement tech based tools and approaches – Same list as Day 1 training sessions.

Topic Technology Trainer
1. Tools and resources for Engaging Governments Andrew Pendleton, Sunlight Foundation
2. Working with Open Data Jeff Kaplan, Open E-Policy Solutions
3. Geospatial and Mapping of Data Joseph Revees, OpenStreetMap
4. Creating Unique Sources of Data Thomas Levine, Scraper Wiki
5. Mobilization Using Online Tools Elena Ignatova, Irina Sumadieva, Metamorphosis Foundation
6. Easy Blogging & Websites Petar Gabud, Trilobit
7. Citizen Journalism Tools and Tactics Hana Marku & Besa Luci, Kosovo 2.0
8. Harnessing SMS and Mobile Amy O'Donnell, FrontlineSMS
9. Social Media Engagement Bojana Sekeljic, Dokukino
10. Open Souce Tools for Mobile App Development Pero Cigelj, pauza.ba
11. Community of Open Data Aranita Brahaj, Open Data Albania
12. Monitoring Government Spending Friedrich Lindenberg, Open Knowledge Foundation
13. Online Communication for NGOs Steven Flower, Net2 Manchester

12:30-13:30       Lunch

13:30-13:40       Plenary and Announcements

13:40-14:30       Small Group Problem Definition Refinement and Action Planning

Same as morning session, but now they are working on follow-on Action Plans (Laptops needed for each group).

14:30-15:00       Final Interactive Q&A with trainers

Unstructured training Q&A time – allows for last chance questions or actions.

15:00-15:20       Afternoon Break

15:20-17:00       Final Presentations

17:00-17:10       Closing Remarks and thoughts

17:10-17:20       TechCamp Sarajevo Photo

17:20-18:20       Dinner