Turbocharging Social Activism with Data Standards
Friday, March 13
11:00AM - 12:00PM
Austin Convention Center
Austin Convention Center
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.
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 Manageme...Show the rest
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 advised the digital strategy for Fortune 500 companies including GlaxoSmithKline, GM, Fleet Bank (now Bank of America), MorganStanley, AT&T, Pfizer, Federated, MedImmune, bioMerieux, Siemens Medical, and sanofi-aventis. Gayatri earned a B.A. in Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley where she was an ASUC Senator and inducted into the Prytanean Society and the Order of the Golden Bear. At Yale, she was an Olin Research Fellow and served as an Advisor on the Goldman Sachs/Yale School of Management Non-Profit Ventures Fund. Gayatri is a Little League Commissioner, Girl Scout Leader, and advises several Boards, including Impact India, Northwest Little League, & Open Supporter Data Interface.Hide the rest
Dir of Technology
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 ...Show the rest
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 develop PCCC’s new website and organizing interface, pushed for Internet freedom, a strong social safety net, increased taxes on the rich, and helped progressive Congressional campaigns set up effective online organizing programs.
As the Director of Technology at the Corporate Action Network, Jason is excited to build the next generation of online organizing tools to help anyone campaign effectively against corporate abuse.Hide the rest
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 inno...Show the rest
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 in the progressive cause-based, campaign and non-profit marketplace. In 2012 Josh served as the Director of Technology for Washington United for Marriage, the 2012 campaign for Marriage Equality in Washington State. Since then he has provided technical consulting to a number of campaigns.
Prior to getting involved in political tech, Josh was involved for 20 years in the corporate software industry with a concentration in Open Standards Wonkery. Josh has lead or participated in standards efforts for Microsoft , Netscape, andUPS, among others.Hide the rest
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 co...Show the rest
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 a career in politics. While working on the Hill and in campaigns in Virginia, he discovered that computers and data could go a long way towards improving the efficiency and power of traditional field organizing. Since then, he has worked as Senior Data Manager for the Center for Community Change and presently Director of Data and Technology for the New Organizing Institute, all in the service of teaching organizers and organizations how to use data effectively and developing new tools and resources to innovate in the field.Hide the rest