Bruce Chau is the Open Source Community Manager at Microsoft and an organizer of Make Web Not War, a community of technologists dedicated to drive open standards, open source and open data. As part of Make Web Not War team, Bruce is working on building an open data ecosystem to enable government to release more data and increase the rate of developer adoption. He believes that open data is a means to government transparency that will enable the citizens to help drive public policy.
At Microsoft, Bruce and his Open Platforms team collaborates with government and developers to create apps that benefit our family, friends and fellow citizens. He was part of the team who brought the Play in Peel app to the youth in Peel region seeking after school programs. The project was a collaboration between Peel Children Youth Initiative (PCYI), Microsoft, Web Nodes and the cities of Brampton and Mississauga — the perfect recipe of how transparency + tech = more engaged youth building up their skill sets.
Topic: Public policy empowering designers to build a better society