January 2010

Spring 201027 Jan 2010 09:49 am

I’ve decided to post some slides to guide our work today:

Spring 201025 Jan 2010 10:04 am

I’ve posted the notes to Day 2.

Spring 201022 Jan 2010 10:14 am

We’re very fortunate to have Laurel Ruma as a guest speaker (for the course Mixing and Remixing Information: Open Government and the Web) to lead us on “An Overview of Gov 2.0”  on Monday, Jan 25 (12:30-1:15pm, 110 South Hall, UC Berkeley).

Laurel is Gov 2.0/open government evangelist at O’Reilly Media and Co-chair of Gov 2.0 Expo 2010.  She is also co-editor of the forthcoming book Open Government: Collaboration, Transparency, and Participation in Practice. 1st ed. O’Reilly Media, 2010.   Laurel knows a lot about open government and many of the key players in the field and has done a tremendous amount to raise awareness and understanding of this field.

Everyone is invited.

Spring 201020 Jan 2010 10:36 am

I’ve posted the class notes for Day 01 — Course Introduction.

Spring 201012 Jan 2010 10:28 am

I’ve just posted a draft of the syllabus and schedule for Mixing and Remixing Information 2010, whose theme is “Open Government and the Web”.  Here’s an abstract of the course

Spring 2010 / CCN: 42629
M,W 12:30-2:00 110 South Hall
Office Hours: TBD
Course website (tbd): bSpace site, (http://blog.mixingandremixing.info)
Instructor: Raymond Yee, Ph.D.
email: yee@berkeley.edu

This project-driven course focuses on combining information from disparate sources to create applications that solve specific problems. Students will learn practical tools and techniques to recombine information through hands-on explorations and projects. The course will provide a systematic framework so that students can learn a particular example of remix in depth so they can understand remixing in a broader context.

Although techniques you will learn are applicable across many disciplines, industries, and endeavors, the 2010 edition of the course will be focused around an overarching theme (open government) and one specific problem: making sense of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) and its impact on the country. Deciphering the Recovery (aka the Stimulus) is a large enough playing field to encompass many techniques and perspectives while narrow enough for us to wrap our collective minds around and make substantial progress in studying.

The first day of class is Wednesday, January 20 at 12:30pm in 110 South Hall.