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Hi eGov IG! - Introducing Myself

From: Adam Harvey <harvey@thedesignstate.com>
Date: Mon, 11 May 2009 19:38:05 -0400
Message-Id: <694E65C3-E6F2-499E-9555-73E1FC1F9468@thedesignstate.com>
To: public-egov-ig@w3.org
Hello eGov IG!

My name is Adam Harvey. Josť added me to the group recently and  
suggested I introduce myself.

I am a web designer for a local county government in the State of  
Ohio. I've been employed at Cuyahoga County for about 2.5 years now,  
and I've had an interesting time learning just how a public sector  
'business' is run. In my position I often find myself championing the  
adoption of effective and open government technologies. Almost as  
often, I find myself at a loss to explain why the Gov 2.0 technologies  
and even in some cases having a website in the first place, matters.

So I started a blog about eGovernment, to try to work out these  
matters for myself. Unfortunately, I still don't have the experience/ 
knowledge to fully articulate what I'm feeling. I can't figure out the  
answers on my own. So I'm starting a self-education process, much the  
same way I started learning about web design. Joining your mailing  
list and keeping on top of the work you do, and joining in these and  
other eGov conversations are hopefully going to be fruitful ways to  
become enlightened.

It's not all about me though. I want to help out in improving  
eGovernment whenever I can. I spent three years as an editor before  
moving into the public sector, so I can help edit or revise any  
documents the group puts together. I'm a fairly good analyst and a  
fairly good synthesist, and I'm not afraid to ask stupid questions.  
Most importantly, I don't plan on barging into your IG and ruining the  
furniture. I'll probably be in 'lurk' mode at first, just listening  
and getting a feel for the good work you folks are doing. I am willing  
to help out in any way that you need me.

Thanks for listening, and feel free to tell me about yourselves or ask  
me any questions you may have. I look forward to working with y'all.

Adam Harvey

http://thedesignstate.com/  - Gov Design Blog
http://organicmechanic.org/ - Personal site
Received on Tuesday, 12 May 2009 06:59:15 UTC

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