Tomorrow is the first of two important events happening in San Francisco. From 5:30 – 7:30 PM Pacific time, SF Open 2011 will:
bring together the 2011 San Francisco Mayoral candidates for a discussion on open government, civic engagement, technology and innovation. Participating candidates include Michela Alioto-Pier, John Avalos, David Chiu, Bevan Dufty, Tony Hall, Dennis Herrera, Joanna Rees, Phil Ting and Leland Yee and will be moderated by Mitch Kapor. The event will be held June 16 at Automattic (registration). SFOpen 2011 serves as the kick-off for San Francisco’s Summer of Smart, “a four-month experiment in urban innovation and open government.”
Two days later, CityCampSF will make San Francisco the first city to host a second CityCamp unconference. The list of registered participants is amazing. Several city employees are signed up, as are some of the mayoral candidates.
You can follow all of this local open gov action online: