Brentyn Parkin - Round 2, 2016 Champion

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Brentyn Parkin

Encouraging information sharing across local government services

Brentyn leads Community Information Support Services (www.communityinfo.org.au), a Queensland ­based social enterprise and health promotions charity. Through the online platform, My Community Directory, he provides better access to digital resources for the health and community services sector, councils and government.

Brentyn promotes digital literacy in three areas:

  • promoting access to local information—public digital literacy
  • promoting open government and open data—government employee digital literacy
  • promoting shared information—community leaders digital literacy

Brentyn’s advocacy focuses on making the most of digital technologies to get better outcomes for people who are vulnerable in our community. He encourages organisations to develop digital literacy skills by using many platforms including Twitter and Facebook, and partners with other Australian digital technology to maximise the flow of information throughout the community.

In support of the open data and open government movement, he advocates access to local information that can be accessed openly and freely—and can be used by community organisations and businesses to solve local problems. He encourages digital tools and resources not only to find services reliably, but also to find out the best way to get there using existing technology such as google maps, as well as showing services people might need along the way.

As a digital champ, Brentyn will continue to work with community leaders to:

  • actively encourage the take up of open data across local government in Queensland
  • generate better health and social outcomes by improved access to high­ quality community information
  • identify ways to better coordinate health and wellness activities in local communities and provide ways for the public and service providers to work together
  • support Gov Hack 2016.

Brentyn is nominated by: Open Data Institute Queensland

Brentyn Parkin

Encouraging information sharing across local government services

Brentyn leads Community Information Support Services (www.communityinfo.org.au), a Queensland ­based social enterprise and health promotions charity. Through the online platform, My Community Directory, he provides better access to digital resources for the health and community services sector, councils and government.

Brentyn promotes digital literacy in three areas:

  • promoting access to local information—public digital literacy
  • promoting open government and open data—government employee digital literacy
  • promoting shared information—community leaders digital literacy

Brentyn’s advocacy focuses on making the most of digital technologies to get better outcomes for people who are vulnerable in our community. He encourages organisations to develop digital literacy skills by using many platforms including Twitter and Facebook, and partners with other Australian digital technology to maximise the flow of information throughout the community.

In support of the open data and open government movement, he advocates access to local information that can be accessed openly and freely—and can be used by community organisations and businesses to solve local problems. He encourages digital tools and resources not only to find services reliably, but also to find out the best way to get there using existing technology such as google maps, as well as showing services people might need along the way.

As a digital champ, Brentyn will continue to work with community leaders to:

  • actively encourage the take up of open data across local government in Queensland
  • generate better health and social outcomes by improved access to high­ quality community information
  • identify ways to better coordinate health and wellness activities in local communities and provide ways for the public and service providers to work together
  • support Gov Hack 2016.

Brentyn is nominated by: Open Data Institute Queensland