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Friday, March 13 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
Turbocharging Social Activism with Data Standards

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Turbocharging Social Activism with Data Standards: From Marriage Equality to International Human Rights. There are a million different systems & tools available to organizations doing policy & advocacy work - why is moving data between them so damn hard? Shouldn’t we have figured this out by now? Well, there is hope: the Open Supporter Data Interface (OSDI) is a common API defined by a critical mass of progressive vendors and organizations that allows for data to move easily between systems.
The existence of a common API reduces customer costs related to moving data between different systems & enhances the ability of innovators to create products for the marketplace. Data silos & closed systems have hampered the progressive movement since its inception. OSDI changes that by helping tools "talk" to each other while keeping data in sync. It puts the client, not the tool, more in control when integrating.

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Tim Anderegg

Dir of Data & Tech, New Organizing Institute
Tim Anderegg grew up in North Dakota and developed an interest in computers and politics at an early age to escape from the cold and make a difference in the world, respectively. After attending college in Southern California (for similar reasons), he moved to Washington DC to pursue... Read More →
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Gayatri Bhalla

COO, Catalist
At Catalist, Gayatri serves as COO and oversees operations and strategic partnerships. She began her career on Capitol Hill and on campaigns. Gayatri earned her MBA from the Yale School of Management and went on to a career in management consulting and marketing strategy. She has... Read More →
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Josh Cohen

Founder & Chairman, Open Supporter Data Interface
Josh Cohen is a software professional, gay activist and the Founder and Chairman of the Open Supporter Data Interface Project (OSDI). The OSDI effort seeks lower integration costs and increase innovation by defining common APIand data structures for interoperability among products... Read More →

Jason Rosenbaum

Director of Technology, Action Network
Jason Rosenbaum is a musician, organizer, and developer living in Washington, DC. After helping win health care reform at Health Care for America Now, he was brought on as a Senior Online Campaign Director at the Progressive Change Campaign Committee in 2010. While there, he helped... Read More →

Friday March 13, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm CDT
ACC Room 10AB

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