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BEIRUT-—The first thing that strikes you about the Lebanese capital is the traffic. As far as you can tell there appear to be few, if any, rules. Traffic lights appear at best advisory, lane markings—where they exist—are little more than decoration, and the concept of right of way is utterly foreign. But despite that, it flows.
This past Saturday, NDItech was proud to host the Tech@State Open Source - Unconference . Around 100 people turned out over the course of the day to set the agenda, huddle in hallways, and talk about everything from APIs to data advocacy. The event built on the previous day's more formal event at State Department , a series of speakers and speakers addressing the changing perceptions and applications of open source in government. Nearly 400 people registered for the event at State, and brought with them an extraordinary blend of curiosity and expertise. Not even the end of the Mubarak regime in Egypt could divert their enthusiasm for learning and prostlytizing about the importance of community code.
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