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Thursday, March 5 • 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Sync All the Things! How Progressive Nerds are Changing the Future of Political Data and Integration - #15NTCsync

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When the progressive movement works together, we all get stronger. But today, too few of our technologies talk with each other, inhibiting collaboration and the ability to put together the best suite of technologies to win our campaigns.

The Open Supporter Data Interface is changing that. Nerds from technology vendors, nonprofits, labor unions, and progressive campaigns have come together to design a standard to allow political technologies to talk to each other seamlessly. After introductions and background in lecture format about how this important initiative got going, who’s involved, and how it’s changing the future of political data and integration, we will take the audience through live demos and scenarios showing different systems interacting with each other.

Examples will include:
1) A website supporter signup form that pushes data into multiple well-known CRM systems at the same time
2) A simple offline canvassing application to intake new supporters that can work with multiple well-known CRMs
3) An OSDI based integration between a donation system and a CRM.

Between the lecture, demos, and questions at the end, the audience should get a firm understanding of how their applications and data can interact with each other through the OSDI specification and what that interaction means for the future of organizing technology and networked campaigns.

Speakers
avatar for Ben Byrne

Ben Byrne

Chief Creative Officer, Cornershop Creative
Ben has a BFA in Graphic Design and has been designing websites professionally for over 15 years. To co-found Cornershop Creative, Ben left a senior front-end developer position, where his extensive experience with languages such as HTML, CSS, and JavaScript were put to good use implementing his designs on several CMS platforms, including WordPress and Drupal. Before working in the agency world, Ben was at Free Press, where he rolled his own CMS... Read More →
avatar for Josh Cohen

Josh Cohen

Chairman, Open Supporter Data Interface
I like meta-conversations.
avatar for Lev Tsypin

Lev Tsypin

CTO, Owner, ThinkShout
Lev co-founded ThinkShout with the goal of bringing sustainable technology to organizations working for change. Lev leads a diverse team of forward-thinking engineers, helping ThinkShout's clients achieve their goals through innovation and technical excellence. | | With over fourteen years of experience in software engineering and technical architecture, it is Lev's job to constantly improve upon our engineering best practices and ensure... Read More →
avatar for Will Vanderbilt

Will Vanderbilt

Digital Campaigner, The Public Interest Network


Thursday March 5, 2015 3:30pm - 5:00pm
MR 10A

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