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Friday, August 31 • 4:50pm - 5:30pm
Open Standards and Open Source Software in the Government of Canada - Sébastien Lemay, Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat

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Sébastien will talk about how the Government of Canada (GC) is working to become an open organization and shift to a more open culture. From a digital perspective this means adopting open Standards for data, information and communications; using existing open source software (OSS) in our technology stack; contributing to upstream development of OSS; releasing code developed internally under open source licenses to collaborate more widely with other public administrations in Canada and around the world.

He will share knowledge on current initiatives like the Open First Whitepaper, the Digital Playbook, the Open Source Advisory Board, Agile Procurement and a range of initiatives across policy, program and infrastructure. One such project is building an open and accessible digital workspace using OSS and practices. He will also discuss some of the GC's recent international commitments to open Standards and OSS.

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Sébastien Lemay

Open source software and strategic partnership officer, Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat
Sébastien Lemay is a programmer analyst and Web application developer for Canadian Heritage. He is currently on secondment with the Treasury Board Secretariat as the open source software & strategic partnership officer in the digital collaboration division (GCTools). He’s passionate... Read More →

Friday August 31, 2018 4:50pm - 5:30pm PDT
Room 118