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The Summit is an annual gathering of civic technology leaders — ranging from mayors to entrepreneurs, from community organizers to CTOs — who hold a shared belief that together we can create a government by the people, for the people that works for us all in the 21st century. Schedule is subject to change. 

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Tuesday, November 1
 

10:00am

How to write RFPs for tech projects that work
NOTE: Pre-Summit workshops have limited space and tickets are purchased seperately from the main conference. Please see the Summit Workshops page to learn more and get your ticket.

You can do tech procurements that work without changing procurement policy. 18f and the State of California have shown us that you break up monolithic, waterfall RFPs and recraft them for success. You will leave with both a thorough understanding of best practices and sample language you can take home and use tomorrow.

Audience
CIOs, Program Managers, or government staff in charge of writing or administering technical RFPs.

Timing
Half-day | Morning

 

Speakers
avatar for V. David Zvenyach

V. David Zvenyach

Director of Acquisition Management, 18F
V. David Zvenyach is the Director of Acquisition Management for 18F Consulting. Previously, he served as the General Counsel to the Council of the District of Columbia and before that, as the chief of staff to D.C. Councilmember Mary Cheh. He has a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Wisconsin - Madison and a law degree from the George Washington University Law School. Over the course of his career in public... Read More →


Tuesday November 1, 2016 10:00am - 1:00pm
Room 203

10:00am

Recruiting and retaining technical talent

Pre-Summit workshops have limited space and tickets are purchased separately from the main conference. Please see the Summit Workshops page to learn more and get your ticket.

How do you find people who can support your technical initiatives? What are the right roles, and how do you market the opportunities? If you’re a government agency trying to attract technical talent, you may find that the type of private-sector technologists you’re after are used to a very different workplace culture. Combine this with budget constraints and special merit rules, and it’s no wonder public sector employers can struggle to find and retain tech talent.

This workshop will focus on strategies to recruit and retain talent. Learn about how other governments have been able to create new roles for technologists, what roles they are creating, and how they are structuring their teams for success.

Audience
Government leadership, HR staff, CIOs interested in attracting technical talent.

Timing
Half-Day | Morning 

Speakers
avatar for David Huebner

David Huebner

Director of Talent Initiative, Code for America
David is the Director of Talent at Code for America helping governments hire and retain great people. Previously, David worked at Google as a manager on a strategy, analytics and effectiveness team focused on data-driven approaches to improve how the company hires and retains talent. Before that, David was a founder and chief product officer for a venture-­backed startup and currently is an active advisor and consultant to a number of other... Read More →


Tuesday November 1, 2016 10:00am - 1:00pm
Room 202

10:00am

Running a successful open data program

Pre-Summit workshops have limited space and tickets are purchased separately from the main conference. Please see the Summit Workshops page to learn more and get your ticket.

Cities collect and store large amounts of valuable data. Until recently, most data was locked away in filing cabinets, stored in clunky hard to access legacy IT systems and only released through public record requests. An open data program makes city data easily accessible to anyone, at any time, through the internet. A comprehensive data program can clear the way for a city powered by data and transform the relationship between government and public. 

Businesses, residents, visitors, and civil servants expect to have readily available data to aid decision making. Good open data programs meet these expectations while also delivering increased transparency and strong accountability. The Center for Government Excellence’s Open Data Director, Andrew Nicklin will lead a session focused on how to improve work processes, enable collaboration, and optimize service delivery by harnessing the power of data to create greater efficiency and better results for constituents. Cities aren’t simply providers of open data, they are consumers as well.

Audience
Government leadership, or technical staff interested in starting an open data program.

Timing 
Half-day | Morning  


Speakers
avatar for Andrew Nicklin

Andrew Nicklin

Open Data Director, Center for Government Excellence
Andrew Nicklin is the Open Data Director at the Center for Government Excellence (GovEx) at Johns Hopkins University. At the intersection of technology, government, data, and civic engagement, Andrew has been called an “innovative thinker and skilled technologist”. He led former Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg’s NYC OpenData and Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s Open NY programs – both widely recognized for their ground-breaking... Read More →


Tuesday November 1, 2016 10:00am - 1:00pm
Room 204

10:00am

The next generation of community engagement

Pre-Summit workshops have limited space and tickets are purchased separately from the main conference. Please see the Summit Workshops page to learn more and get your ticket.

Local governments all over the country are making efforts toward more inclusive, transparent, collaborative, and interactive community engagement. Most governments use their websites to inform residents about upcoming public decisions and provide outbound information using social media. Now a growing number of government agencies also are experimenting with online tools that facilitate two-way communications with residents. Learn how local governments can use technology to help people understand the issues at hand, encourage productive actions, and demonstrate how those actions are creating positive outcomes.

Susan Stuart Clark, Founder/Director of Common Knowledge, has been a pioneer in “community-driven design.” She has explored how inclusion of diverse stakeholders stimulates innovative solutions on issues such health care, the environment, education, voting and financial literacy. 

Audience
Government leadership, communications professionals, and program managers looking to broaden and diversify community outreach.

Timing
Half day | Morning

Speakers
avatar for Susan Clark

Susan Clark

Founder and Director, Common Knowledge
Susan Stuart Clark, Founder/Director, has over 25 years of experience in social and consumer marketing, as well as pioneering work in “community-driven design.” She formed Common Knowledge to explore how inclusion of diverse stakeholders stimulates innovative solutions on issues such health care, the environment, education, voting and financial literacy. Her deep understanding of how to design and implement innovative social change... Read More →


Tuesday November 1, 2016 10:00am - 1:00pm
Room 201

10:00am

Developing your digital strategy: Value mapping government technology

Pre-Summit workshops have limited space and tickets are purchased separately from the main conference. Please see the Summit Workshops page to learn more and get your ticket.

Simon Wardley has become widely known for a technique called Wardley Value Chain Mapping that helps business and government leaders understand their business technology landscape as it stands today and as it evolves. Leaders who take his workshop swear by the technique. In this workshop, we will show how governments can apply these ideas to their own situations.

What is a value map?  A useful map involves two main elements. The first is an organization’s “value chain” — that is, its current business activities as represented by various tools and systems (data center, payment processes, user applications and so forth). An organization’s value chain must be based on the current and future needs of both external and internal customers.  The second element of the value chain map is about plotting evolution and change using a life-cycle graph. By combining the value chain components with the life-cycle stages, technology leaders can create a landscape map that clearly lays out the needs of users and sheds light on how systems must evolve over time.

Audience
CIOs, IT leadership, or government staff working on developing digital strategy.

Timing
Full-day 

Speakers
avatar for Simon Wardley

Simon Wardley

Researcher, Leading Edge Forum
Simon Wardley has become widely known for a technique called Wardley Value Chain Mapping that helps business and government leaders understand their business technology landscape as it stands today and as it evolves. Leaders who take his workshop swear by the technique. In this workshop, we will show how governments can apply these ideas to their own situations. | | What is a value map? A useful map involves two main elements. The first is an... Read More →


Tuesday November 1, 2016 10:00am - 5:00pm
Room 208

10:00am

Why your site needs a content strategy

Pre-Summit workshops have limited space and tickets are purchased separately from the main conference. Please see the Summit Workshops page to learn more and get your ticket.

How can you make the case for content strategy? From audit to analysis, from strategy to implementation, this workshop will cover many of the tools and deliverables provided in the book, the Content Strategy Toolkit.

Meghan Casey offers a step-by-step approach for doing content strategy—from planning and creating your content to delivering and managing it. After this workshop, you’ll be able to confidently tackle challenging activities like telling your colleagues what’s wrong with their content, getting the budget to do content work, and aligning stakeholders on a common vision.

Audience
Communication Directors, PIOs, or digital services staff looking to develop better content for their government website.

Timing
Full-day 

Speakers
avatar for Meghan Casey

Meghan Casey

Content Strategist, Brain Traffic
Meghan Casey was one of the first content strategists at Brain Traffic, the world’s leading agency devoted exclusively to content. She helps a wide variety of clients—startups, nonprofits, colleges and universities, Fortune 50 companies, and everything in between—solve the messy content problems most organizations encounter every day. She has also helped The Nerdery, a software development shop in Minneapolis, build content... Read More →


Tuesday November 1, 2016 10:00am - 5:00pm
Room 207

1:00pm

Lunch
Tuesday November 1, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Grand Ballroom Foyer

2:00pm

Bringing user-centered practices into government

Pre-Summit workshops have limited space and tickets are purchased separately from the main conference. Please see the Summit Workshops page to learn more and get your ticket.

Embracing a user-first approach can help agencies improve the quality of their information and services and save money long-term. This is easier said than done, especially in a highly constrained environment, but many government entities have adopted these practices and seen the benefits, both to the public and to public servants.    

This hands-on workshop will show how creating a user-centered culture can help government agencies improve their services, customer relationships, and performance by making sure that users can access, understand, and use the information provided. IDEO is a global design and innovation consultancy that pioneered bringing a human-centered, design-based approach to helping organizations in the public and private sectors innovate and grow. 

Audience
Leaders in government who are beginning to introduce user-centered practices and hoping to accelerate their adoption.

Timing
Afternoon Only

Speakers
avatar for Kate Lydon

Kate Lydon

Public Sector Portfolio Director, IDEO
As Public Sector Portfolio Director at IDEO, Kate Lydon focuses on client relationships and content excellence across a portfolio focused on citizen impact and government organizations. With a background in brand strategy, creative direction and architecture, Kate guides cross-disciplinary teams and clients towards visionary, innovative, human-centered solutions. She has a proven talent for reframing complex, systems challenges and developing... Read More →


Tuesday November 1, 2016 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 202

2:00pm

From insurgency to the new normal
Pre-Summit workshops have limited space and tickets are purchased separately from the main conference. Please see the Summit Workshops page to learn more and get your ticket.

Intended for those who’ve started digital transformation, this workshop will help digital teams scale their influence across many more services, deepen the impact of digital change in their institution, and solidify essential new ways of working. You'll walk away with a wide range of practical, battle-tested tips, tricks, stories and approaches. You'll also meet others facing similar challenges. 

Audience
CIOs, CDOs, IT and government leadership looking to scale digital services across their organization.

Timing
Half-Day | Afternoon 

Speakers
avatar for Tom Loosemore

Tom Loosemore

In 2010 Tom co-founded the UK's Government Digital Service (GDS), and served as its deputy director until late 2015. | | GDS was established to make sure that the UK government offers world-class digital services that meet people’s needs. GDS is now recognized as a world-leader in digital transformation, and has been cited as a model by the US, Australian and Singapore governments who have since established their own digital departments... Read More →


Tuesday November 1, 2016 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 204

2:00pm

Intro to agile for government
Pre-Summit workshops have limited space and tickets are purchased separately from the main conference. Please see the Summit Workshops page to learn more and get your ticket.

This workshop is for anyone who wants to know more about Agile development techniques and learn fun and innovative ways to introduce them back into your organizations.  Be prepared for a fast-paced workshop.  We will first teach you some of the basic concepts behind all Agile methods such as Agile Ceremonies, Requirements vs Stories, and Agile Roles.  We will then illustrate those concepts using experiential learning methods (games!).  You will not only play a lot of games, we will also teach you how to run these games yourself and debrief them.  Our goal is to teach you Agile techniques that you can bring back and try right away.  No change orders necessary! Bring an open mind, your enthusiasm for the topic and a great sense of humor.

Audience
Anyone looking to introduce agile methodologies into their government agency.

Timing
Half-day | Afternoon 

Speakers
avatar for Kathryn Kuhn

Kathryn Kuhn

Anyone who thinks the way we develop products is “just fine” should prepare to be challenged by Kathryn. Kathryn is a Services Director in the CA Technologies Agile Business Unit. In her role she works with teams all over the world—from small research teams working on Horizon 3 product inventions to large-scale product development teams—helping them see how to develop products more nimbly and with more resilience... Read More →
avatar for LongDa Yin

LongDa Yin

Principal Agile Consultant, CA Technologies
Since starting in systems engineering, LongDa’s career has spanned many roles. He has experience making a product, helping other people make a better product, selling a product, supporting and getting people to like a product, and evaluating a product as a customer. Needless to say, when it comes to agile implementations, LongDa has a broad perspective. These days his focus is on helping large organizations unlock their potential for... Read More →


Tuesday November 1, 2016 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 203

2:00pm

Using data and analytics to measure outcomes
Pre-Summit workshops have limited space and tickets are purchased separately from the main conference. Please see the Summit Workshops page to learn more and get your ticket.

The Center for Government Excellence will lead a workshop to highlight how analytics is driving change and producing results in cities across the country. Attendees will learn from some of the nation’s leading experts on the analytics capabilities every city should be cultivating. Beth Blauer will explain how the projects were executed, highlighting the keys to success for each project - leadership, staffing, data access, technology, methodology, and organizational positioning. Participants will walk away with a concrete understanding of each project and ideas for replication back home.

Audience
Government leadership, program managers, or technical staff wanting to strengthen their use of data to improve program results.

Timing
Half-day | Afternoon 

Speakers
avatar for Beth Blauer

Beth Blauer

Executive Director, Center for Government Excellence (GovEx) at Johns Hopkins University
Beth Blauer is one of the nation’s leading experts on government performance programs. In March 2015, she was tapped to lead the Center for Government Excellence (GovEx) at Johns Hopkins University. As GovEx’s first Executive Director, Blauer and her team help governments make decisions and create policies rooted in evidence, transparent accountability, and citizen engagement. | | GovEx was created in partnership with Bloomberg... Read More →


Tuesday November 1, 2016 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 201

6:00pm

Opening Reception featuring Ignite Talks

Enjoy drinks and meet fellow attendees at the Uptown Club in Oakland. Appetizers and fun will be waiting for you along with a welcome from Code for America Founder Jennifer Pahlka. You’ll enjoy Ignite talks from the Brigade program, current fellows, and civic tech evangelists. Christopher Whitaker and Joel Inwood will be your MCs for the 12 fast paced talks. See you there!


Moderator
avatar for Christopher Whitaker

Christopher Whitaker

Brigade Program Manager, Code for America
Christopher Whitaker serves as the Brigade Program Manager for Code for America. Previously, Whitaker ran the civic tech consulting firm CivicWhitaker, Inc with clients like the Smart Chicago Collaborative and US Ignite. Whitaker also serves as the co-host for Chi Hack Night where he teaches a weekly Civic Hacking 101 class. Christopher's career in public service began as a front line worker at the Illinois Department of Employment Security... Read More →

Speakers

Tuesday November 1, 2016 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Uptown Club 1928 Telegraph Ave, Oakland CA
 
Wednesday, November 2
 

9:00am

Opening Remarks with Jennifer Pahlka
Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Pahlka

Jennifer Pahlka

Founder and Executive Director, Code for America
Jennifer Pahlka is the founder and executive director of Code for America. She recently served as the U.S. Deputy Chief Technology Officer in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, where she architected and helped found the United States Digital Service. She is known for her TED talk, Coding a Better Government, and is the recipient of several awards, including MIT’s Kevin Lynch Award, the Oxford Internet Institute’s... Read More →


Wednesday November 2, 2016 9:00am - 9:20am
East Room

9:20am

Starting with users is how we should make government
Speakers
avatar for Cecilia Muñoz

Cecilia Muñoz

Assistant to the President and Director of the Domestic Policy Council, The White House
Cecilia Muñoz is the Assistant to the President and Director of the Domestic Policy Council, which coordinates the domestic policy-making process in the White House. Prior to this role, she served as Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of Intergovernmental Affairs where she oversaw the Obama Administration’s relationships with state and local governments. | | Before joining the Obama Administration, Cecilia served as... Read More →


Wednesday November 2, 2016 9:20am - 9:30am
East Room

9:30am

UK Government Digital Service
Speakers
avatar for The Rt Hon Lord Maude of Horsham

The Rt Hon Lord Maude of Horsham

Francis Maude has three decades of high-level international experience in business | and government. | | Between his two periods of political and public service, Francis Maude served as | Global Head of Privatisation at Morgan Stanley. In his early ministerial career, he | served as Margaret Thatcher’s Minister for Europe and Hong Kong/China as well as | Minister for Corporate Affairs, and Financial Secretary to the Treasury until he... Read More →
avatar for Tom Loosemore

Tom Loosemore

In 2010 Tom co-founded the UK's Government Digital Service (GDS), and served as its deputy director until late 2015. | | GDS was established to make sure that the UK government offers world-class digital services that meet people’s needs. GDS is now recognized as a world-leader in digital transformation, and has been cited as a model by the US, Australian and Singapore governments who have since established their own digital departments... Read More →


Wednesday November 2, 2016 9:30am - 9:50am
East Room

9:50am

Taking the leap: a bold new direction for the State of California
Speakers
avatar for Marybel Batjer

Marybel Batjer

Secretary, California Government Operations Agency
Marybel Batjer is Secretary of the California Government Operations Agency (CalGovOps).  She was appointed to the post by Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. in June 2013 to serve as the first-ever Secretary of CalGovOps.  The agency was established as part of Brown’s comprehensive overhaul of state government and is responsible for administering state operations including procurement, real estate, information technology, and human... Read More →


Wednesday November 2, 2016 9:50am - 10:00am
East Room

10:00am

Panel discussion: Developing your digital services strategy
Moderator
avatar for Nicole Neditch

Nicole Neditch

Senior Director of Community Engagement, Code for America

Speakers
avatar for Holly St. Clair

Holly St. Clair

Director of Enterprise Data Management, Commonwealth of Massachusetts
avatar for Rebecca Rhynhart

Rebecca Rhynhart

Chief Administrative Officer, City of Philadelphia
Rebecca Rhynhart was appointed Chief Administrative Officer of the City of Philadelphia in January 2016. The Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) is a cabinet-level position created by Mayor Kenney in order to bring innovation to key enabling functions of city government. Departments and functions reporting to the Office of the CAO include Procurement, Public Property, Office of Innovation and Technology, Fleet, Records... Read More →
avatar for Erik Schwartz

Erik Schwartz

Digital Service Architect, City of Lexington
Erik is a Digital Service Architect with the City of Lexington. Most recently he led the transformation of lexingtonky.gov into an ever-evolving hub for digital services. He began consulting with the City of Lexington after completing the Lexington Code for America fellowship. It went well! The fellows built Citygram, a geographic notifications platform, still very useful to this day.


Wednesday November 2, 2016 10:00am - 10:15am
East Room

10:15am

Moving from story to narrative
Speakers
avatar for John Hagel

John Hagel

Co-Chairman, Deloitte LLP Center for the Edge
John Hagel III has nearly 35 years’ experience as a management consultant, author, speaker and entrepreneur. He has helped companies around the world to improve their performance by crafting creative business strategies that more effectively harness new generations of information technology and shape broader markets and industries.  He also designs and implements change management strategies to help companies develop capabilities to... Read More →


Wednesday November 2, 2016 10:15am - 10:30am
East Room

10:30am

Break
Wednesday November 2, 2016 10:30am - 10:50am
Main Foyer

10:50am

Accessibility in the modern world
Speakers
avatar for Jenny Lay-Flurrie

Jenny Lay-Flurrie

Chief Accessibility Officer, Microsoft
Jenny Lay-Flurrie has a passion to see people of all abilities reach their full potential. Jenny is Chief Accessibility Officer at Microsoft leading our efforts to drive great products, services and websites that empower people and organizations to achieve more. Her team is at the forefront of creating positive experiences that apply technology to make a difference in the world and the lives of individuals from how we hire and... Read More →


Wednesday November 2, 2016 10:50am - 11:00am
East Room

11:00am

Building resiliency between community and government
Speakers
avatar for Mai-Ling Garcia

Mai-Ling Garcia

Online Engagement Manager, City of Oakland
Mai-Ling Garcia has worked over the past decade to untangle complex government processes and support community innovation. Mai-Ling began her career working at Swords to Plowshares, a 40 year-old, San Francisco-based service organization. As the agency’s first Policy Analyst, she worked in the heart of the Tenderloin and South of Market in San Francisco to identify and communicate the struggles of the more than 2,000 at-risk and chronically... Read More →
avatar for Kiran Jain

Kiran Jain

Chief Resilience Officer, City of Oakland
Kiran Jain is the Chief Resilience Officer for the City of Oakland. She has experience in both the public and private sectors working on urban innovation and community development. Ms. Jain served as Chief Strategy Officer for Neighborly, a venture-backed company modernizing public finance to build the infrastructure people rely on to work, live, and play.  Prior to Neighborly, Kiran served as a senior deputy city... Read More →


Wednesday November 2, 2016 11:00am - 11:10am
East Room

11:10am

Designing public services for the furthest first
Speakers
avatar for Rachel Coldicutt

Rachel Coldicutt

Director of Products and Services, Doteveryone
Rachel Coldicutt is Director of Products and Services at Doteveryone, a UK charity working to solve the digital deficit. She has spent the last 20 years helping organizations adapt to the digital world. She has worked at the BBC, BT, V&A, Royal Opera House and as a consultant with large service organizations in finance, energy, healthcare and the third sector. She is also the founder of Culture Hack Day and co-founder of arts innovation... Read More →


Wednesday November 2, 2016 11:10am - 11:15am
East Room

11:15am

New York City Fellowship spotlight
Speakers
avatar for Amulya Aradhyula

Amulya Aradhyula

Fellow, Healthy Communities, Code for America
Amulya is a user experience designer. She is passionate about making the world an easier place to navigate through design. Prior to Code for America, Amulya worked on bringing good design to the enterprise world at Sencha. Amulya holds a Bachelors of Science in Human Development and Family Sciences from The University of Texas. She can often be found taking photos and searching for tacos.
avatar for Alicia Mathews

Alicia Mathews

Implementation Lead, New York City’s Mayor’s Office of Operations Enterprise Data Solutions
Alicia Mathews serves as Implementation Lead for New York City’s Mayor’s Office of Operations Enterprise Data Solutions team. As Implementation Lead, Ms. Mathews helps to increase access to a data integration tool meant to foster collaboration between New York City’s Health and Human Services agencies, as well as other key service providers. A Brooklyn native, she has worked in New York City government since attending State... Read More →


Wednesday November 2, 2016 11:15am - 11:25am
East Room

11:25am

Kansas City Fellowship spotlight
Speakers
avatar for Jessica Cole

Jessica Cole

Fellow, Healthy Communities, Code for America
Jessica is a builder and a civic organizer. She believes that technology, at its best, creates neighborhoods out of people. Most recently, she served as Director of Outreach at Panorama Education to bring perception data to 6500 public schools, organized civic retreats, and instigated field trips across Yale and Boston.
avatar for Tiffany Wilkinson

Tiffany Wilkinson

Division Manager in Communicable Disease Prevention and Public Health Preparedness, City of Kansas City, Missouri
Tiffany is the Division Manager in Communicable Disease Prevention and Public Health Preparedness. She supervises both clinical and investigative functions within the division including immunizations. She was appointed as a local health department representative to assist the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services with the functional requirements for the development of the State’s Immunization... Read More →


Wednesday November 2, 2016 11:25am - 11:30am
East Room

11:30am

Removing barriers to mobility: redesigning access to public assistance
Speakers
avatar for Ryan Burke

Ryan Burke

Senior Policy Advisor and Director of TechHire, National Economic Council, Executive Office of the U.S. President
Ryan is responsible for government-wide policy development and implementation for workforce development policy. She spearheaded the design and launch of TechHire, the President’s campaign to use innovative training and hiring models to get more Americans into well-paying tech jobs; led work with the Departments of Labor and Education to implement the most significant reform to the multi-billion dollar federal workforce training system in... Read More →
avatar for Mollie Ruskin

Mollie Ruskin

Designer/Founding Member, United States Digital Service
Mollie is a designer and founding member of the United States Digital Service, where she uses the tools of design to radically improve the way our government works for the American people.


Wednesday November 2, 2016 11:30am - 11:45am
East Room

11:45am

Using technology to close the CalFresh participation gap
Speakers
avatar for Kim McCoy Wade

Kim McCoy Wade

Chief, CalFresh Branch, California Department of Social Services
Kim McCoy Wade was appointed by Governor Brown to be Chief of the CalFresh Branch at the California Department of Social Services in August 2015. She is responsible for the largest CalFresh (also known as SNAP) program in the country, providing 4.4 million Californians with food assistance each month, as well as the SNAP Outreach, Nutrition Education and Employment & Training programs.


Wednesday November 2, 2016 11:45am - 11:55am
East Room

11:55am

Voices of GetCalFresh.org
Moderator
avatar for Alan Williams

Alan Williams

Product Manager, Code for America
Alan is Code for America’s product manager for GetCalFresh.org. He’s worked at the intersection of technology and public policy for 10 years, applying the leverage of human-centered design, quantitative methods and the web to social problems as diverse as disaster recovery, civic engagement, land management and human services.

Wednesday November 2, 2016 11:55am - 12:05pm
East Room

12:05pm

A conversation with Reid Hoffman
Moderator
avatar for Jennifer Pahlka

Jennifer Pahlka

Founder and Executive Director, Code for America
Jennifer Pahlka is the founder and executive director of Code for America. She recently served as the U.S. Deputy Chief Technology Officer in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, where she architected and helped found the United States Digital Service. She is known for her TED talk, Coding a Better Government, and is the recipient of several awards, including MIT’s Kevin Lynch Award, the Oxford Internet Institute’s... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Reid Hoffman

Reid Hoffman

Co-Founder and Executive Chairman of LinkedIn, Partner at Greylock Partners
An accomplished entrepreneur, executive, and investor, Reid Hoffman has played an integral role in building many of today’s leading consumer technology businesses. In 2003 Hoffman co-founded LinkedIn, the world’s largest professional networking service. LinkedIn is thriving with more than 450 million members around the world. In 2009 Hoffman joined Greylock Partners. He focuses on building products that can reach hundreds of... Read More →


Wednesday November 2, 2016 12:05pm - 12:30pm
East Room

12:30pm

Lunch Sponsored by Esri
Today's lunch is brought to you by the folks over at Esri!

Wednesday November 2, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
West Hall

1:30pm

A time of transition: what the US can learn from the UK’s Government Digital Service
Six years after the creation of the Government Digital Service in the UK and two years after the launch of the United States Digital Service, cities, states and counties around the country and around the world are following suit.  Why?  Because the talent, skills, authorities and structures needed to build and operate services that work for the public don’t necessarily fit with the traditional mandates of a Chief Information Officer, a Chief Data Officer, or a Chief Innovation Officer. Hear from Francis Maude, the former Minister for the Cabinet Office in the UK who helped establish GDS, and Tom Loosemore, former deputy director of GDS, about creating the conditions that allowed some of the best digital talent in the UK to create world class services for their fellow Brits.

Moderator
avatar for Maryann Kongovi

Maryann Kongovi

Chief Operating Officer, Code for America
Maryann Kongovi is Chief Operating Officer at Code for America. Prior to joining the organization, she ran Google۪'s Independent Full Service Agency business unit in the United States, where her responsibilities included strategic planning, sales, product adoption, recruiting, and people development. Maryann۪'s experience includes scaling sales organizations, collaborating with product and engineering to build what users want, and driving new... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for The Rt Hon Lord Maude of Horsham

The Rt Hon Lord Maude of Horsham

Francis Maude has three decades of high-level international experience in business | and government. | | Between his two periods of political and public service, Francis Maude served as | Global Head of Privatisation at Morgan Stanley. In his early ministerial career, he | served as Margaret Thatcher’s Minister for Europe and Hong Kong/China as well as | Minister for Corporate Affairs, and Financial Secretary to the Treasury until he... Read More →
avatar for Tom Loosemore

Tom Loosemore

In 2010 Tom co-founded the UK's Government Digital Service (GDS), and served as its deputy director until late 2015. | | GDS was established to make sure that the UK government offers world-class digital services that meet people’s needs. GDS is now recognized as a world-leader in digital transformation, and has been cited as a model by the US, Australian and Singapore governments who have since established their own digital departments... Read More →


Wednesday November 2, 2016 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Room 208

1:30pm

Agile development 101

Do you want to know more about agile beyond fun new words like “user stories” and “scrum master”? The power of agile lies not in the mechanics and more in shifting how we approach complex problem solving. You'll learn the basic principles behind all agile methods such as working software over documentation and agile roles. These concepts will be illustrated using experiential learning methods (games!). The goal is to teach you agile techniques that you can bring back and try right away. 



Moderator
avatar for Joseph Valeriano

Joseph Valeriano

Solutions Architect, Public Sector, CA Technologies
Joseph joined Rally Software (now the CA Technologies) to assist federal, state, local, and educational organizations in their transition to leaner, more productive value-producing entities. He enjoys the unique circumstances and challenges inherent in helping organizations embrace Agile principles and practices, and takes pride when organizations see the results and value of agility at scale to take ownership of their own Agile journey... Read More →

Wednesday November 2, 2016 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Jr Ballroom 1 Second floor

1:30pm

America's workforce development system: 20 million reasons why it needs to work

What is the U.S. workforce development system? Why does it matter? How do billions of taxpayer dollars serve the millions of jobseekers in America? As Code for America deepens its commitment to a more effective system, this session will lay the groundwork for the challenges we face and where there's room for improvement - especially around technology. 


Moderator
avatar for Amy Wallace

Amy Wallace

Assistant Director, California Workforce Development Board
Amy Wallace was appointed Assistant Director of the California Workforce Development Board by Governor Jerry Brown in 2013.  Amy has worked with foundations, community organizations, and the private sector, as well as the Departments of Labor and Education on developing sector- based solutions to workforce challenges.  While with San Francisco’s Office of Economic and Workforce Development, she designed and developed the... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Pascal Carole

Pascal Carole

Fellow, Economic Development, Code for America
Pascal is a developer originally from Martinique. He spent his early career at Microsoft both as an engineer and a product manager. Prior to Code for America, Pascal led the engineering team at Do.com as the company grew from three people to what it is today. Pascal is a proud Michigan Wolverine.
avatar for Josh Copus

Josh Copus

Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, National Association of Workforce Boards
avatar for Caitlin Docker

Caitlin Docker

Content and Community Manager, Code for America
Caitlin joined Code for America in November 2015. She's documenting best practices from the 2016 fellows and Brigades while facilitating a Community of Practice where civic leaders can share lessons, challenges, and innovations. Before joining Code for America, Caitlin worked as a senior account executive at GMMB, focusing on corporate social impact and issue communications. She has more than four years of experience supporting... Read More →
avatar for Charlie Terrell

Charlie Terrell

Project Manager, National Association of State Workforce Agencies


Wednesday November 2, 2016 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Room 201

1:30pm

Applying the GetCalFresh playbook to criminal justice

What has to change when you use a playbook from one focus area, and apply it to the criminal justice system? We’ll walk through how the Safety and Justice team at Code for America used learnings from GetCalFresh to launch Clear My Record with the San Francisco, Contra Costa, and Alameda public defender’s offices.


Moderator
avatar for Ben Golder

Ben Golder

Engineer, Safety & Justice, Code for America
Ben designs information, maps, and civic technology. He studied urban planning at MIT and architecture at UC Berkeley, and has instructed designers for six years in courses at UC Berkeley, California College of the Arts, and Architectural Association Visiting Schools. Before college, he worked in plumbing, carpentry, and community organizing.
avatar for Jazmyn Latimer

Jazmyn Latimer

Designer, Safety & Justice, Code for America
Jazmyn, a researcher and user experience designer, is interested in combining social science to solve problems and enhance lives through technology. She was a Behavior Analyst for children with Autism and adults with Alzheimer۪s for 3 years and then co-founded ESP Collective, a research and design organization in Fresno,CA. Prior to CfA, she was leading User Experience for over 100 different universities around the U.S.

Wednesday November 2, 2016 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Jr. Ballroom 3/4

1:30pm

Building the next generation of public interest technologists

Civic tech has the opportunity to build diverse community capacity. Join us to learn about the preliminary findings from the Public Interest Technology Baseline Project: a project looking at the current state of the public interest tech field, including civic tech. We'll discuss what support is needed to attract and train people for this work, and imagine how to best shape the future.


Moderator
avatar for Lori McGlinchey

Lori McGlinchey

Program Officer, Internet Freedom, Ford Foundation

Speakers
avatar for Georgia Bullen

Georgia Bullen

Director of Technology Projects, New America's Open Technology Institute
Georgia manages the Measurement Lab and the Public Interest Technology Baseline projects at OTI, and supports Broadband Adoption, Data Visualization and technology work generally. She has previously worked on data visualization projects in the areas of social media, transportation logistics, economic geography, and urban issues.
avatar for Sasha Costanza-Chock

Sasha Costanza-Chock

Co-founder, Research Action Design
avatar for David Huebner

David Huebner

Director of Talent Initiative, Code for America
David is the Director of Talent at Code for America helping governments hire and retain great people. Previously, David worked at Google as a manager on a strategy, analytics and effectiveness team focused on data-driven approaches to improve how the company hires and retains talent. Before that, David was a founder and chief product officer for a venture-­backed startup and currently is an active advisor and consultant to a number of other... Read More →
avatar for Maya Wagoner

Maya Wagoner

Research Assistant, Open Technology Institute, New America


Wednesday November 2, 2016 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Room 206

1:30pm

Charting the course for public engagement

Engaging the public can be a messy and far-reaching task, though a necessary one in producing quality service delivery and partnerships. Cities can learn from emerging public engagement practices by applying research-based design, digital tools, and process evaluation methods to their work. Participants are encouraged to bring their own public engagement project examples for applied research and design activities.


Moderator
avatar for Mariko Davidson

Mariko Davidson

Civic Innovation and Partnerships Strategist, Microsoft
Mariko Davidson is an urban planner and civic activist. As Microsoft’s Civic Innovation & Partnerships Strategist, she creates civic tech and engagement programs in San Francisco. Prior to this, Mariko launched the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Open Data Initiative as an Innovation Fellow. She served in the Boston Mayor’s Office of New Urban Mechanics where she launched maker technology pilots on girls STEM education and... Read More →

Speakers
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Becky Michelson

Project Manager, Engagement Lab, Emerson College


Wednesday November 2, 2016 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Room 204

1:30pm

Delivering digital experiences while leveraging legacy products

Governments want to better embrace innovation and respond to changing organizational needs.  However, there are challenges due to existing IT structures and rigid procurement practices.  This session will teach attendees how to overcome these challenges by embracing open standards.  We will share our hybrid approach to open source—working collaboratively with the open source community while also leveraging legacy products. Featuring a case study into the Federal Government of Canada’s website, attendees will see the how to’s of website consolidation and development from an open standards perspective.


Moderator
avatar for Brian Paget

Brian Paget

Technical Director for Content & Analytics, Adobe
Brian Paget is the Technical Director for Content & Analytics at Adobe, In Brian’s role he is responsible for identifying, shaping and evangelizing solutions that optimize Web, Mobile, and Social interactions for strategic Public Sector customers and partners. Over the last 5 years with Adobe Brian has architected and delivered unique and differentiated mission capabilities and significant cost savings leveraging Adobe’s AEM... Read More →

Wednesday November 2, 2016 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Room 203

1:30pm

Inclusive design: building empathy for innovation
Humans have been at the center of design practices for a long time. Although product designers have always sought to understand their customers, they often miss an opportunity. By including a diverse set of people in the design process with a range of physical and cognitive abilities, we can start to understand how empathy and diversity fuel innovation. In this participatory session, we will explore important considerations and practical approaches to uncover universal human motivations, identify barriers and exclusion that impact participation, and glean insight from how people adapt. We'll build off one another's experiences and stress test our ideas to evolve our thinking along the way. Come ready to participate and learn how this inclusive design practice can impact your work.

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Morris

Sarah Morris

Senior Design Strategist, Microsoft
Sarah Morris is a storyteller, strategist, and a natural connector of ideas, concepts, and people. She brings her passion for building human connections to her role as senior design strategist for Inclusive Design at Microsoft. She partners across Microsoft and externally to create more adaptable products and concepts that work for more people. In 2015, Sarah partnered with 20th Century Fox to inspire students in STEM and the arts to employ... Read More →
avatar for Kris Woolery

Kris Woolery

Senior Design Strategist, Microsoft
Kris Woolery began her career in the nonprofit sector directing and designing peer-led experiential education programs for youth. She holds a BA in Women's Studies from Mount Holyoke College and an MS in Community Development with a specialization in ethnic and cultural diversity from UC Davis. After completing her MBA at Cornell University she made a career pivot and has been as a creative strategist working closely with designers of all... Read More →


Wednesday November 2, 2016 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Room 202

1:30pm

Procurement innovation: California child welfare system

Iterative approaches are changing the way states procure technology. Learn how California is replacing long lists of requirements with a series of RFPs for system components and modules. This session will offer guidance on state readiness for effective execution, best practices for modular procurement, lessons learned in California, and approaches to collaboration with federal partners ACF and 18F.



Speakers
avatar for Penni Clarke

Penni Clarke

Executive Liaison, Child Welfare Automation Projects, County Welfare Director's Association
avatar for Kevin Gaines

Kevin Gaines

Digital Services Director, California Child Welfare Digital Services
avatar for Peter Kelly

Peter Kelly

California Child Welfare Digital Services


Wednesday November 2, 2016 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Grand G and H First floor

1:30pm

Public-private partnership success in civic tech

This session will explore cities and organizations' experiences with specific public-private partnerships from the perspective of the government, non-profit, and private sectors. Topics will include approaches that contribute to the successful execution of collaborative projects, factors in building collaborative ecosystems, and challenges to accelerating innovation and deployment of civic technologies. 



Moderator
avatar for Annmarie Levins

Annmarie Levins

General Manager, Technology & Civic Engagement, Microsoft
Annmarie Levins is the General Manager for Microsoft’s Technology & Civic Engagement efforts. She is based in Cambridge, MA, at Microsoft New England Research & Development Center (NERD), where she founded Microsoft’s Innovation & Policy Center – New England. She leads teams in Boston, New York, Chicago, Seattle, and the Bay Area to bring the best of Microsoft’s people and technology to help these communities... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Erin Akred

Erin Akred

Data Scientist, DataKind
avatar for Krista Canellakis

Krista Canellakis

Deputy Innovation Officer, San Francisco
avatar for Alaina Harkness

Alaina Harkness

Fellow, Brookings Institution
avatar for Michael Mattmiller

Michael Mattmiller

Chief Technology Officer, City of Seattle


Wednesday November 2, 2016 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Grand A and B First floor

1:30pm

Startup in Residence: a new model of government innovation

How can government collaboration improve civic processes, spark culture change, and address common challenges? Learn why the cities are building a regional network to share innovative practices and technology products that improve people's lives. Come see how STIR is changing the way government innovates.


Moderator
avatar for Lawrence Grodeska

Lawrence Grodeska

Co-founder & CEO, CivicMakers
Lawrence Grodeska is a maker, communicator and civic geek who uses technology to help civic leaders in the public and private sector engage key audiences. Over 15 years, Lawrence has built programs and products to transform how citizens interact with their communities and governments. Lawrence regularly speaks about civic innovation at events such as SXSW Interactive, The Nonprofit Technology Conference, and Code for America Summit.

Speakers
avatar for Felicia Curcuru

Felicia Curcuru

Founder, Binti
avatar for Mai-Ling Garcia

Mai-Ling Garcia

Online Engagement Manager, City of Oakland
Mai-Ling Garcia has worked over the past decade to untangle complex government processes and support community innovation. Mai-Ling began her career working at Swords to Plowshares, a 40 year-old, San Francisco-based service organization. As the agency’s first Policy Analyst, she worked in the heart of the Tenderloin and South of Market in San Francisco to identify and communicate the struggles of the more than 2,000 at-risk and chronically... Read More →
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Barrett Johnson

Program Director, Human Services Agency
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Eric Liu

Founder, Bayes Impact


Wednesday November 2, 2016 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Room 210/211

1:30pm

The future of streets: hacking Streetmix for community-based outreach
Streetplan provides a virtual environment to envision future streets. It's bounded in real-world constraints and documented for dissemination to urban planners and policy makers for decision-making. Come learn how to create a better participatory plan to shape more healthy and livable streets.

Moderator
avatar for William Riggs

William Riggs

Assistant Professor, Cal Poly
William Riggs is a researcher, educator and consultant focused on the convergence of technology and cities. His primary research focuses on the areas of transportation, economic and housing policy. He partnered with colleagues Michael R. Boswell and Ryder Ross on the Streetplan project.

Speakers
avatar for Michael R. Boswell

Michael R. Boswell

Professor, Cal Poly
avatar for Lou Huang

Lou Huang

UI Engineer, Mapzen
avatar for Ryder Ross

Ryder Ross

Ross Web Consulting
avatar for Tammy Seale

Tammy Seale

Associate Vice President, MBI


Wednesday November 2, 2016 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Room 205

2:45pm

Break
Wednesday November 2, 2016 2:45pm - 3:15pm
TBA

3:15pm

A guide for government staff: how to make the most of your civic tech volunteer community

What does your local Code for America brigade do? And how can they help you leverage design, data and technology in your government organization? This panel of Brigade members and government staff will provide personal perspectives, hard-earned advice and tips for making use of local civic tech volunteers.


Moderator
avatar for Michelle Thong

Michelle Thong

San Jose Office of Civic Innovation / Code for San Jose
Michelle Thong works for the City of San Jose by day and is Co-Captain of Code for San Jose by night. She gets great satisfaction from connecting her local gov colleagues with civic tech volunteers. Based on what she sees happening in across Brigade network, Michelle believes there’s much more to be gained---on both sides---in partnerships between local government and civic tech volunteer groups.

Speakers
avatar for Matt Bailey

Matt Bailey

Digital Services Expert, Office of the Federal CIO, the White House
Open source policy, open data, civic engagement, inclusion, Code for DC, Victorian literature, zines
avatar for Jill Bjers

Jill Bjers

Captain & Brigade National Advisory Council Member, Code for Charlotte
Jill started out as a writer and community organizer, working on various projects such as the Olympics and multiple DNCs. She sharpened her cat-herding skills as she began advocating within Charlotte’s technology and startup communities. Currently, she serves as organizer to TEDxCharlotte, Charlotte Startup Weekend and is the Co-Founder/Executive Director for Code for Charlotte. Jill is also Co-owner of Xorcode and Founder of Foodles with... Read More →
avatar for Bill Bushey

Bill Bushey

Open Twin Cities, Captain
avatar for Kelly Clausen

Kelly Clausen

Principal Planning Analyst/Innovation Lead - Customer Engagement, Hennepin County Library
Passionate about using open data and technology to improve public service and create innovative participatory civic structures. Hennepin County codeathon planner, UX/UI design and testing, data analyst and policy wonk, GIS enthusiast.


Wednesday November 2, 2016 3:15pm - 4:30pm
Grand G and H First floor

3:15pm

Agile government contracting: don’t go chasing waterfalls

Ad Hoc is a small software company that came out of the successful HealthCare.gov rescue effort. In this session, designers Ben Kutil and Alex Taylor and researcher Laura Ellena share their paths in civic tech, tools and practices for stakeholder communications, and challenges and opportunities for small tech companies in government contracting.



Speakers
avatar for Laura Ellena

Laura Ellena

User Experience Researcher, Ad Hoc LLC
avatar for Ben Kutil

Ben Kutil

Designer, AdHoc
avatar for Alex Taylor

Alex Taylor

UX & Visual Design, Ad Hoc LLC


Wednesday November 2, 2016 3:15pm - 4:30pm
Room 208

3:15pm

Connecting the public with environmental data
As it gets easier to track environmental conditions, natural resource agencies could take advantage of a flood of better data, if they’re prepared. Come talk about overcoming legacy IT, opening government data, and engaging users to improve the way we manage public lands and waters.

Moderator
avatar for Kate Wing

Kate Wing

Principal, K|W Consulting
Kate Wing is the principal of K|W Consulting, where she works with clients to design strategy, develop business models, build networks, and support ocean conservation. She has a wide breadth of experience in the social sector, from managing a $20 million grant portfolio to running nonprofit campaigns and serving as a Congressional fellow. Along with her consulting work, she is currently pursuing her interest in open data for fisheries through a... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Greg Gearheart

Greg Gearheart

Deputy Director, Office of Information Management and Analysis at the California State Water Resources Control Board
avatar for Dan Hammer

Dan Hammer

Senior Policy Advisor, The White House and Chief Data Scientist, The Earth Genome
avatar for Matt Merrifield

Matt Merrifield

Chief Technology Officer, The Nature Conservancy


Wednesday November 2, 2016 3:15pm - 4:30pm
Room 204

3:15pm

Creating a talent program for sustainable change
Moderator
avatar for David Huebner

David Huebner

Director of Talent Initiative, Code for America
David is the Director of Talent at Code for America helping governments hire and retain great people. Previously, David worked at Google as a manager on a strategy, analytics and effectiveness team focused on data-driven approaches to improve how the company hires and retains talent. Before that, David was a founder and chief product officer for a venture-­backed startup and currently is an active advisor and consultant to a number of other... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Kaci Grant

Kaci Grant

Senior Performance Coach, Louisville Metro Government Office of Performance Improvement and Innovation
avatar for Ben Guhin

Ben Guhin

Senior Advisor for Design & Technology, City of Austin
avatar for Travis Moore

Travis Moore

Founder and Director, TechCongress


Wednesday November 2, 2016 3:15pm - 4:30pm
Jr. Ballroom 3/4

3:15pm

Developing digital solutions to pressing public problems

Imagine what is possible when we work together. Join this interactive workshop led by five dynamic social entrepreneurs with bold visions for the future. Each New America CA fellow will give a quick overview of their project, describe their theory of change, and explore how individual technologists, innovators, activists, and volunteers can contribute to advancing broad social movements and digital revolutions.


Moderator
avatar for Leila Pedersen

Leila Pedersen

Engagement Manager, New America California
Leila Pedersen is the Engagement Manager for New America California, working to amplify the voices of innovative public problem solvers and initiate partnerships across sectors. Prior to joining New America, Leila established and led statewide programs at California Common Cause where she used policy advocacy, community organizing, and civic technology to build meaningful connections between citizens and their government. In 2012, Leila ran voter... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Mia Birdsong

Mia Birdsong

Founder, Family Story
avatar for Natalie Foster

Natalie Foster

Fellow, Institute for the Future
avatar for Marci Harris

Marci Harris

Founder, POPVOX
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Eric Liu

Founder, Bayes Impact
avatar for Anne Stuhldreher

Anne Stuhldreher

City of San Francisco


Wednesday November 2, 2016 3:15pm - 4:30pm
Room 210/211

3:15pm

Engaging contributors in your open source projects

Using open source in government is still relatively new. Join us to walk through the nitty gritty of making contributions work in real applications. We'll discuss how to manage contributions and hire for that role in government. Get your questions answered on open repositories and licensing open source projects. 


Moderator
avatar for Christopher Whitaker

Christopher Whitaker

Brigade Program Manager, Code for America
Christopher Whitaker serves as the Brigade Program Manager for Code for America. Previously, Whitaker ran the civic tech consulting firm CivicWhitaker, Inc with clients like the Smart Chicago Collaborative and US Ignite. Whitaker also serves as the co-host for Chi Hack Night where he teaches a weekly Civic Hacking 101 class. Christopher's career in public service began as a front line worker at the Illinois Department of Employment Security... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Esther Chang

Esther Chang

Talent Team, 18F
avatar for Dave Guarino

Dave Guarino

Engineer, Healthy Communities, Code for America
Dave serves as the engineer for the Healthy Communities team, building digital services that make it easier for people to apply for social safety-net services.
avatar for Britta Gustafson

Britta Gustafson

Innovation Specialist, 18F
avatar for Michael Torres

Michael Torres

Product Manager, 18F


Wednesday November 2, 2016 3:15pm - 4:30pm
Grand A and B First floor

3:15pm

Expanding access to opportunity through open data

Opportunity Project participants from the White House, federal agencies, tech companies and non-profits will discuss a new way of collaborating across sectors to transform open data into digital tools that address national priorities and help people solve challenges in their everyday lives. The speakers were part of the most recent Opportunity Project sprint, which resulted in 29 new digital tools rolled out at the White House in October. Participants will have the chance to roll up their sleeves, experience the process first-hand, and work with the White House team to beta test its new Opportunity Project toolkit.


Moderator
avatar for Aden Van Noppen

Aden Van Noppen

Senior Advisor to the US Chief Technology Officer, The White House OSTP

Speakers
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Jenn Bell-Ellwanger

Director, Policy and Program Studies Service, US Department of Education
avatar for Vyki Englert

Vyki Englert

Brigade National Advisory Council Member, Hack for LA & Compiler LA
Vyki is a software developer, cartographer, and cyclist who fell in love with Los Angeles after landing in downtown in 2012. Raised in a college town on the east coast, she was introduced to advocacy early and has found herself pushing for change in a world that often shies away from progress. | | In 2014, Vyki cofounded Compiler LA, a civic tech consultancy dedicated to building a better Los Angeles. Previously Vyki worked at... Read More →
avatar for DJ Patil

DJ Patil

Chief Data Scientist and Deputy Chief Technology Officer for Data Policy, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy
Dr. DJ Patil joined the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy in February 2015, when hewas named by the White House as Chief Data Scientist and Deputy Chief Technology Officer for Data Policy. DJ advises on policies and practices to maintain U.S. leadership in technology and innovation, fosters partnerships to maximize the Nation’s return on its investment in data, and helps to attract and retain the best... Read More →
avatar for Michael Simpson

Michael Simpson

CEO, PAIRIN
As a son of educators, and serial intrapreneur turned entrepreneur, Michael learned to uncover hidden gems in people and products. His passion for helping people reach their potential was fueled by his own rise from poverty to international recognition as a strategist working closely with CEOs and executives in startup to multi-billion-dollar corporations. At Pairin, he works to bridge the opportunity gap for future generations by making... Read More →
avatar for Michael Solomon

Michael Solomon

FindYour.Town Team – Virginia Economic Development Director, Pulaski County
Passionate, heartfelt and compelled to tell the world the story of how eGovernment and transatlantic collaboration with eGov rock stars in Estonia is working to tell the story of rural America. Together with the Estonian American eGov tech team at Datel Ovela that built FindYour.Town Michael is eager to share the stories of the places people often see at best as highway exits and should see as the wonders of Opportunity for the dreams they hold.


Wednesday November 2, 2016 3:15pm - 4:30pm
Room 202

3:15pm

Government style guides: ensuring accessibility for underrepresented users

Style Guides are a set of design guidelines that typically include visual components and content principles. Typically private companies use them when establishing a consistent look, feel and tone for their products, communications materials and messaging. Now, we are seeing governments across the country doing the same. This is an exciting evolution as we see an opportunity to enhance access to government services generally through consistent, user friendly public facing materials. Not only do these style guides make it easier for web developers and designers to continuously improve their sites, they also help set guidelines to ensure that your public sector websites and government communications generally to stay simple, clear, and usable. It is important that such guidelines are created within the context of - and can apply to - all government communications, thereby raising the bar on what people can expect from their government experiences - digital and analog.

This panel will discuss current best practices such as the USDS Web Standards and how the City of Oakland and City of Long Beach built upon those lessons when crafting their Style Guides. We will discuss who to involve, as well as how creating design guidelines / a style guide unifies the experience of government for the citizen and makes it more accessible especially for underrepresented users.

Moderator
avatar for Lisa Ratner

Lisa Ratner

Fellow, Economic Development, Code for America
Lisa is an urban-planning-focused user experience designer. Most recently, she designed for RideScout, a transportation technology company that builds mobility tools. She received a liberal arts education at Scripps College, city planning certificates at UC Berkeley and University of Amsterdam, and UX training at General Assembly.

Speakers
avatar for Mai-Ling Garcia

Mai-Ling Garcia

Online Engagement Manager, City of Oakland
Mai-Ling Garcia has worked over the past decade to untangle complex government processes and support community innovation. Mai-Ling began her career working at Swords to Plowshares, a 40 year-old, San Francisco-based service organization. As the agency’s first Policy Analyst, she worked in the heart of the Tenderloin and South of Market in San Francisco to identify and communicate the struggles of the more than 2,000 at-risk and chronically... Read More →
avatar for David Jalbert-Gagnier

David Jalbert-Gagnier

Principal and Founder, Objective Subject
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Marco Segreto

Product Manager, 18F


Wednesday November 2, 2016 3:15pm - 4:30pm
Room 201

3:15pm

Leveraging SMS to deliver services

Anchorage has sent and received 100,000+ texts related to real-time bus ETAs, SNAP & WIC pre-screening, SNAP balances, election night results,and beyond. No smartphones or data plans required. Learn how to use what worked, what could have gone better, and how to make the flip phone cool again.


Moderator
avatar for Brendan Babb

Brendan Babb

Chief Innovation Officer, Municipality of Anchorage
Brendan Babb is the first Chief Innovation Officer for the muni of Anchorage. He studied mathematics and has been a software developer for over 30 year. He holds 3 patents and recently did research on Mars Rover image compression leveraging machine learning and evolutionary computation. He is also the Co-Captain of Code for Anchorage and is indebted to Code for Anchorage and the CfA Health Team. He enjoys DJing, volunteering, and music.

Speakers
avatar for Rose Afriyie

Rose Afriyie

Co-founder, mRelief
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Tim Escher

Project Manager Lead, Code for Anchorage
avatar for Genevieve Nielsen

Genevieve Nielsen

mRelief, CTO


Wednesday November 2, 2016 3:15pm - 4:30pm
Room 205

3:15pm

Pre-trial justice at scale

In 2014, New Jersey voters approved an ambitious bail reform package aimed at creating a fairer, safer, and more cost-effective system of pretrial release. The reforms, which will go into effect on January 1, 2017, are designed to ensure that low-risk individuals awaiting trial do not remain behind bars simply because they cannot afford modest amounts of bail—and that high-risk defendants are either detained or, if they are released, are subject to supervision or conditions sufficient to minimize the risks they pose. In order to achieve these goals, New Jersey is in the process of implementing a data-driven pretrial risk assessment instrument, the Public Safety Assessment (PSA), developed by the Laura and John Arnold Foundation. The PSA provides judges with information about the risk a defendant poses of failing to appear for court, being rearrested for a new crime, and being rearrested for a new violent crime. This panel will discuss and demonstrate the technological solution New Jersey developed to fully automate the calculation of the PSA risk scores, allowing the assessment to be effectively and efficiently applied to everyone arrested and booked into jail throughout the state.  



Moderator
avatar for Matt Alsdorf

Matt Alsdorf

Vice President of Criminal Justice, Laura and John Arnold Foundation

Speakers
avatar for Jack McCarthy

Jack McCarthy

Director of Information Technology, New Jersey Courts
avatar for Jennifer Perez

Jennifer Perez

Director of Trial Court Services, New Jersey Courts


Wednesday November 2, 2016 3:15pm - 4:30pm
Room 206

3:15pm

Reducing crime, building trust: the role of data in policing

Municipal police departments are tasked with the protection of residents, but establishing processes for tackling cities’ most pressing public safety concerns can often seem more like trial and error than hard science. Can implementing a data-driven approach to policing lead to more effective outcomes in reducing crime rates, ensure more equitable surveillance, and reverse or prevent the erosion of trust between residents and police forces?


Moderator
avatar for Beth Blauer

Beth Blauer

Executive Director, Center for Government Excellence (GovEx) at Johns Hopkins University
Beth Blauer is one of the nation’s leading experts on government performance programs. In March 2015, she was tapped to lead the Center for Government Excellence (GovEx) at Johns Hopkins University. As GovEx’s first Executive Director, Blauer and her team help governments make decisions and create policies rooted in evidence, transparent accountability, and citizen engagement. | | GovEx was created in partnership with Bloomberg... Read More →

Speakers
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Ivan Monzon-Natareno

Open Data Project Manager, Department of Innovation/IT, City of Providence
avatar for Eric Ogburn

Eric Ogburn

Director of Enterprise Information, City of New Orleans
avatar for Denice Ross

Denice Ross

Senior Advisor, Community Solutions, The White House Office of Management and Budget


Wednesday November 2, 2016 3:15pm - 4:30pm
Jr Ballroom 1 Second floor

3:15pm

Swipe right for a job: 21st-century workforce

Technology is changing how job seekers and employers find each other. What do these new technologies mean for governments, educators, and low- and middle-wage workers? Join us to explore how state governments and higher education systems are leveraging new tech to advance workforce development priorities, reduce recruiting bias, and expand economic opportunities for individuals.



Moderator
avatar for Sarah Ayres Steinberg

Sarah Ayres Steinberg

Vice President, Global Philanthropy, JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Sarah Ayres Steinberg joined JPMorgan Chase & Co. in 2015 as Vice President of Global Philanthropy for New Skills at Work, a $250 million global workforce training and demand-driven training initiative. Her work focuses on promoting economic opportunity and prosperity through investments in workforce practice, innovation, and policy. Sarah is the Program Officer for New Skills for Youth, a $75 million, five-year global career readiness... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Brian Balasia

Brian Balasia

CEO and Co-founder, Digerati
avatar for Julie Goonewardene

Julie Goonewardene

Associate Vice Chancellor for Innovation and Strategic Investment, University of Texas System
avatar for Dave Kornecki

Dave Kornecki

Committee Administrator, Minnesota Senate Committee on Higher Education and Workforce Development


Wednesday November 2, 2016 3:15pm - 4:30pm
Room 203

4:30pm

Technology Fair and Reception Sponsored by Microsoft
Join all of your fellow attendees over drinks and appetizers to celebrate the end of the first day at Summit! Visit the sponsor booths in the tech fair to see the work of 30+ companies across the GovTech spectrum. From startups to established corporations, you'll find the latest in government technology and innovation.

Wednesday November 2, 2016 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Lobby of the Oakland City Marriott
 
Thursday, November 3
 

9:00am

Building innovation labs

Innovation labs harness academic, private-sector, nonprofit, and government partnerships to create solutions for cities. While complex, these labs leverage space to return oversized rewards as everyone is united around a common charter, in a common location. Join us to dive into approaches for selecting partners, building strategies for capacity, and - most crucially - the importance of having a physical space.



Moderator
avatar for Scott Mauvais

Scott Mauvais

Director, Microsoft Technology Center, Microsoft Corporation
Scott Mauvais is the Director of Technology and Civic Innovation at Microsoft where he works with local leaders to infuse technology into existing real-world systems to make cities better places to live, learn, work, and innovate. | | Scott has been at Microsoft 16 years. Most recently, he was the Director of the Microsoft Technology Center, an innovation lab where Microsoft’s top architects work hand-in-hand with Fortune 500 companies to... Read More →

Speakers
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Caralynn Collens

CEO, UILabs
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Kamran Saddique

CEO, Superpublic
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Micah Sifry

CEO, Civic Hall
avatar for Grace Simrall

Grace Simrall

Chief of Civic Innovation, City of Louisville


Thursday November 3, 2016 9:00am - 10:15am
Grand A and B First floor

9:00am

Code for All: civic tech around the world
Code for All is an international network of organizations who believe that digital technology opens new channels for citizens to more meaningfully engage in the public sphere and have a positive impact on their communities. Join representatives from our partner organizations such as Code for Pakistan, Code for Australia, and Code for Germany to hear about how civic technology is being used in different cultural contexts. 

Moderator
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Daniel Swislow

Senior Partnerships Officer, National Democratic Institute
Dan Swislow serves as senior partnerships officer and a member of the governance team at the National Democratic Institute (NDI), a non-profit organization working in more than 60 countries to strengthen democratic institutions and practices. Dan leads the Institute's presence in Silicon Valley, facilitating strategic collaborations related to technology and democracy and supporting global programs on open government and civic innovation. His... Read More →

Speakers
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Alvaro Maz

CoFounder & Managing Director, Code for Australia
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Sheba Najmi

Founder & Executive Director, Code for Pakistan
Sheba Najmi is Founder and Executive Director of Code for Pakistan, a non-profit that’s driving citizen-focused technology innovation and civic engagement across 5 cities in Pakistan. Sheba was a Code for America Fellow in 2012, where she led the creation of Honolulu Answers, an open source web product that has since been re-deployed in over a dozen cities around the world. Sheba has a 12-year background in User Experience (UX) and... Read More →


Thursday November 3, 2016 9:00am - 10:15am
Room 201

9:00am

Collaborating within and across Smart Cities

Communities work best when they involve active collaboration between government officials and engaged citizens. Hear how cities are building trust and tools that can be used to equalize access. You’ll learn how to work closely with civic groups and scale solutions that work in order to address key community initiatives together.


Speakers
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Vyki Englert

Brigade National Advisory Council Member, Hack for LA & Compiler LA
Vyki is a software developer, cartographer, and cyclist who fell in love with Los Angeles after landing in downtown in 2012. Raised in a college town on the east coast, she was introduced to advocacy early and has found herself pushing for change in a world that often shies away from progress. | | In 2014, Vyki cofounded Compiler LA, a civic tech consultancy dedicated to building a better Los Angeles. Previously Vyki worked at... Read More →
avatar for Andrew Turner

Andrew Turner

Director and CTO, Esri Research and Development Center, ESRI
Andrew's work focuses on cross-domain collaboration and democratizing the map making process creating open tools for cartography and analysis. In 2006 he published the popular and widely regarded book "introduction to Neogeography" which led an industry shift of the GIS market. He is a world renowned speaker, author, advocate and engineer for crowd-sourced geospatial technology and a successful entrepreneur that has grown and exited two companies... Read More →


Thursday November 3, 2016 9:00am - 10:15am
Room 204

9:00am

Data at work: empowering the nation's workforce to determine their economic future

As our economy changes, the imperative to expand access to better jobs, training opportunities, and the career tools is stronger than ever. The Obama Administration is addressing this challenge head on with its focus on empowering students through The Reach Higher Initiative and tech talent pipelines through TechHire. Beyond the federal government’s work, Initiatives like the Markle Foundation’s Skillful are working at the intersection of employers, jobseekers and educators to provide tools and data that will help navigate career options. Come hear how we’re opening data and developing tools to hep our next generation workforce navigate the resources they need to thrive.


Moderator
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Albert Palacios

Education Program Specialist, U.S. Department of Education
Albert Palacios leads the EdPrizes portfolio of open innovation prize competitions at the U.S. Department of Education which includes the EdSim Challenge for nextgen AR/VR and 3D simulations in education. In 2016, prizes were awarded to winners of the #ReachHigher Career App and #CTEMakeover Challenges. The #EdPrizes prize pool currently exceeds $1 million in addition to in-kind prizes donated by leaders in the tech industry. He also serves... Read More →

Speakers
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Terry Boehm

President, Pinellas Education Foundation
avatar for Faiza Issa

Faiza Issa

Director, Markle Foundation
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Michael Simpson

CEO, PAIRIN
As a son of educators, and serial intrapreneur turned entrepreneur, Michael learned to uncover hidden gems in people and products. His passion for helping people reach their potential was fueled by his own rise from poverty to international recognition as a strategist working closely with CEOs and executives in startup to multi-billion-dollar corporations. At Pairin, he works to bridge the opportunity gap for future generations by making... Read More →
avatar for Sally Smyth

Sally Smyth

Director of Community Finance and Impact, TechHire
Sally is responsible for the organization’s work to ensure that the implementation of TechHire in the 50+ communities across the country is appropriately staffed and funded to support the development of robust ecosystem partnerships and create measurable social impact. Sally also leads Opportunity@Work’s support of TechHire community lead institutions and their local partners in prioritizing and tracking core metrics, for the purposes... Read More →


Thursday November 3, 2016 9:00am - 10:15am
Room 203

9:00am

Digital services for prisoners and their families

We're designing new technology to serve people in prison. Learn how we're making it easier for justice-involved individuals to communicate with their families, gain skills, and successfully reenter their communities. 


Moderator
avatar for Robert Joseph

Robert Joseph

Senior Program Officer, Tipping Point Community
Robert is a Senior Program Officer at Tipping Point Community, a foundation based in San Francisco that seeks to alleviate poverty in the Bay Area. He manages a portfolio of grantees that work in four primary issue areas: education, employment, housing and family wellbeing. Prior to Tipping Point, Robert was as a Program Officer at the S.D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation with a focus on civic education and youth development. Robert is an attorney by... Read More →

Speakers
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Christopher Grewe

Founder and CEO, American Prison Data Systems
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Frederick Huston

CEO and Head of Product, Pigeon.ly
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Sonja Tonnesen

Deputy Director, Program Innovation and Strategic Partnerships, Root and Rebound


Thursday November 3, 2016 9:00am - 10:15am
Room 206

9:00am

GetCalFresh: community-based organizations as users

Helping people enroll in and use the social safety net is the role of many community-based organizations. The employees of these organizations often have to use the same technology as the governments who purchased them, with mixed results. Foodbanks and community centers across California help people enroll in the CalFresh program and increasingly these CBOs are using GetCalFresh to increase their efficiency, to make it easier to enroll clients into the CalFresh program and to be more mobile in their jobs. Hear from CBOs as users and their experiences using safety-net enrollment programs, including GetCalFresh.  



Moderator
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Stephanie Nishio

Director of Programs, CA Association of Food Banks
Stephanie Nishio joined CAFB in 2010 as the Director of Programs. Previously, Stephanie managed federally-funded nutrition education, food security, and outreach contractors and grantees; she also taught community college nutrition courses. Stephanie holds a Master of Public Health degree from UC Berkeley and a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. She is also a Registered... Read More →

Speakers
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Diana Jensen

Senior Policy and Advocacy Analyst, San Francisco-Marin Food Bank
avatar for Claire Oksayan

Claire Oksayan

Director of Enrollment Services, 211 San Diego
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Simona Ríos

UFW Foundation
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Liliana Sandoval

Senior Program Manager, CalFresh Outreach, San Francisco-Marin Food Bank


Thursday November 3, 2016 9:00am - 10:15am
Jr Ballroom 1 Second floor

9:00am

Govtech startups: hacking procurement from the field
The rules and regulations surrounding government procurement can be so bafflingly complex and onerous for small companies that many never even bother to develop a government-facing strategy. Others, meanwhile, have found creative ways to “hack” government procurement, finding ways to navigate explanatory thresholds and bidding processes. This panel presents five govtech leaders, from a variety of industries and settings, who have seen this process up close. Injecting innovation into government is never easy, but they are proof that it is possible.

Moderator
avatar for Ian Kalin

Ian Kalin

Chief Data Officer, U.S. Department of Commerce
Ian Kalin began working as Chief Data Officer at the U.S. Commerce Department in March 2015. As Commerce’s first-ever Chief Data Officer, Ian is responsible for developing and implementing a vision for the future of the diverse data resources at Commerce. He works with all 12 Commerce bureaus to unlock more data that help support a data-driven Department and economy.Prior to joining the Commerce Department, Ian worked in the private sector... Read More →

Speakers
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Zach Berke

CEO, Exygy
avatar for Tiffany Chu

Tiffany Chu

Founder, Remix
avatar for Fintan Galvin

Fintan Galvin

Founder, Invotra
avatar for Tamara Manik-Perlman

Tamara Manik-Perlman

Co-founder and CEO, NextRequest Co.


Thursday November 3, 2016 9:00am - 10:15am
Room 208

9:00am

How to find out what users really want: case studies from local to federal agencies

Learn a variety of tactics for recruiting and talking productively with folks who use your services, whether you’re working within a federal agency or partnering with a local government. Understand the strategic benefits of each tactic, so you know how to advocate for it and when to best implement it.


Moderator
avatar for Shelly Ni

Shelly Ni

Designer, Nava PBC
Shelly is a designer at Nava, working on HealthCare.gov and appeals modernization at the Department of Veteran Affairs. In 2015, she served as a Code for America Fellow tackling procurement in Pittsburgh. Previously, Shelly co-founded Propel, a civic start-up improving the food stamp application experience, and Kickstarted The League of Ladies, a feminist superhero underwear line. Shelly also has an MFA in Interaction Design from the... Read More →

Thursday November 3, 2016 9:00am - 10:15am
Room 210/211

9:00am

Learning from government website redesigns
Moderator
avatar for Jack Madans

Jack Madans

U.S. Managing Director, OpenCities
Jack Madans is a local government nerd. He currently oversees product and implementation for OpenCities. Previously, he was a founding team member at Code for America. Jack is a civic strategist working with public servants on a broad set of issues, ranging from digital strategy and user experience to community organizing and change management.

Speakers
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Karen Boyd

Citywide Communications Director, City of Oakland
avatar for Lauren Lockwood

Lauren Lockwood

Chief Digital Officer, City of Boston
Lauren Lockwood is the Chief Digital Officer for the City of Boston, focused on digital communication, engagement, and service delivery. View Lauren's full bio.
avatar for Erik Schwartz

Erik Schwartz

Digital Service Architect, City of Lexington
Erik is a Digital Service Architect with the City of Lexington. Most recently he led the transformation of lexingtonky.gov into an ever-evolving hub for digital services. He began consulting with the City of Lexington after completing the Lexington Code for America fellowship. It went well! The fellows built Citygram, a geographic notifications platform, still very useful to this day.
avatar for Harlan Weber

Harlan Weber

Director of Design & Service Innovation, MassIT Digital Services
avatar for Tim Wisniewski

Tim Wisniewski

Chief Data Officer, City of Philadelphia


Thursday November 3, 2016 9:00am - 10:15am
Grand G and H First floor

9:00am

Shipping as stakeholder engagement
Team Salt Lake County shipped a number of small products early on. Specifically, during fellows first month in Salt Lake County, they delivered nearly one product per week. Learn the advantages of employing a delivery-first methodology in government. Fellows will share examples of success and what happens when dealing with sensitive data. 


Moderator
avatar for Kuan Butts

Kuan Butts

Fellow, Safety & Justice, Code for America
Kuan is a software developer who loves engineering transit and urban planning tools. Previously, Kuan worked on transit mapping and scenario modeling projects with the MIT Media Lab and the Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology.

Speakers
avatar for Kele Griffone

Kele Griffone

Division Director, Criminal Justice Services, Salt Lake County
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Elizabeth V. Mitchell

Director of Performance Improvement, Mayor's Office, Salt Lake County
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Ben Peterson

Fellow, Safety & Justice, Code for America
Ben Peterson is a designer, researcher, and educator who is passionate about improving access to information and services through design. Prior to Code for America, he led and contributed to social innovation projects on environmental stewardship, public health, and social justice. Ben thinks of design as a team sport and is focused on creating equity within creative collaborations.


Thursday November 3, 2016 9:00am - 10:15am
Room 205

9:00am

Startup in a Day: how cities use tech to help small business entrepreneurs

Startup in a Day – an initiative of the White House, the Small Business Administration, Code for America, and the National League of Cities – asks cities and communities to make it easier for every entrepreneur to start a business. It’s based on the idea that it shouldn’t take more than a day for an entrepreneur to identify and apply for all the licenses and permits they need in order to responsibly launch a business. This session will provide an overview of the Startup in a Day challenge and explore solutions being developed by some of the most innovative and committed cities in the country.


Moderator
avatar for Evan Absher

Evan Absher

Program Officer, Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation
Evan Absher is a program officer in Research and Policy for the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, where his work includes identifying ways to help cities further innovation and growth in their communities. He also is focused on helping to educate policymakers on new insights and understandings that result from Foundation-supported research and providing support for the Foundation’s Entrepreneurship and Education departments in the formation... Read More →

Speakers
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Vikram Jadhav

Project Manager, Bloomberg Innovation Team, City of Los Angeles
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John Keisler

Innovation Team Director, City of Long Beach
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Alex Lawrence

Director of Strategic Projects, City of Boston
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Elizabeth Studebaker

Neighborhood Investment Manager, City of San Diego


Thursday November 3, 2016 9:00am - 10:15am
Jr. Ballroom 3/4

9:00am

Unlocking federal spending data: lessons learned from the first government-wide agile project
Moderator
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Renata Maziarz

Director for Data Transparency, U.S. Department of the Treasury, Bureau of the Fiscal Service

Speakers
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Emily White

Program Analyst, U.S. Department of the Treasury Bureau of the Fiscal Service


Thursday November 3, 2016 9:00am - 10:15am
Room 202

10:15am

Break
Thursday November 3, 2016 10:15am - 10:45am
TBA

10:45am

A 21st century safety net: visions, models, and tactics

When Healthcare.gov failed, it was a national emergency. But everyday, usability and stability problems plague systems that deliver of critical safety net services like food stamps, medicaid, TANF, and more. Today, entrepreneurs inside government, non-profits, and the private sector are working to rethink the user experience of the safety net. Hear four leading thinkers talk about their visions of a 21st century safety net, how their organizations are pursuing that vision, and the secret weapons they use to get there.


Moderator
avatar for Alan Williams

Alan Williams

Product Manager, Code for America
Alan is Code for America’s product manager for GetCalFresh.org. He’s worked at the intersection of technology and public policy for 10 years, applying the leverage of human-centered design, quantitative methods and the web to social problems as diverse as disaster recovery, civic engagement, land management and human services.

Speakers
avatar for Rose Afriyie

Rose Afriyie

Co-founder, mRelief
avatar for Jimmy Chen

Jimmy Chen

Co-founder, Propel
avatar for Sha Hwang

Sha Hwang

Co-founder, Nava
Partnering with Healthcare.gov, Veterans Affairs, and Medicare to help build and design better digital services.
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Raquel Romano

Senior Software Engineer, United States Digital Service
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Lena Selzer

Design Director, Civilla


Thursday November 3, 2016 10:45am - 12:00pm
Jr Ballroom 1 Second floor

10:45am

Addressing Urgent Urban Issues with What Works Cities

How can civic tech entrepreneurs collaborate more effectively with city hall to address urgent urban issues like affordable housing and public safety? Learn how What Works Cities is helping community leads make evidence-based decisions to improve public safety, justice, and economic development services.


Moderator
avatar for Simone Brody

Simone Brody

Executive Director, What Works Cities
Simone Brody is the Executive Director of What Works Cities. She previously served as the Senior Executive Director of the Office of Research, Accountability and Data at the New York City Department of Education (NYCDOE), leading evaluation and accountability for the city’s 1,800 public schools. Prior to joining NYCDOE, Simone was a Principal at Ascend Ventures, a venture capital firm that invests in early stage education and technology... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Don Jacobson

Don Jacobson

IT Business Partner, Department of Information Technologies, City of Las Vegas
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Stephen Larrick

Open Data Project Lead, Sunlight Foundation
Stephen Larrick is Open Data Project Lead for the Sunlight Foundation, where he works as part of the policy team to promote transparency and open government at the local level. His current efforts focus on facilitating the adoption of meaningful and sustainable open data policies in mid-sized American cities participating in the What Works Cities initiative. | | Prior to joining Sunlight, Larrick was Director of Planning and Economic Development... Read More →
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Andrew Rasiej

Founder & CEO, Civic Hall
Andrew Rasiej is a civic and social entrepreneur, technology strategist, and Founder of Personal Democracy Media, which produces Personal Democracy Forum and other events about intersection of technology and politics,. Among its offerings are TechPresident.com an award winning news outlet. He is the Founder of MOUSE.org which focuses on 21st century public education, Co-Founder of Mideastwire.com... Read More →
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Shireen Santosham

Chief Innovation Officer, Office of Mayor Sam Liccardo, City of San Jose


Thursday November 3, 2016 10:45am - 12:00pm
Jr Ballroom 4 Second floor

10:45am

Bridging the gap for victims of crime

Join us to discuss the Department of Justice, Office of Justice Program’s efforts to improve the use, dissemination, and translation of data for the crime victim assistance field. We’ll review new efforts to fill gaps in information and promote data-driven decision-making inspired by the Office for Victims of Crime’s Vision 21, including the National Census of Victim Service Providers launched by the Bureau of Justice Statistics this fall. Hear about challenges and opportunities associated with defining and engaging the field at a time when increased funding and innovation are encouraging its growth and change.


Moderator
avatar for Heather Warnken

Heather Warnken

Visiting Fellow, Bureau of Justice Statistics/Office for Victims of Crime, U.S. Department of Justice
Heather Warnken, J.D., LL.M., is a Visiting Fellow at the U.S. Department of Justice, working across the Bureau of Justice Statistics and the Office for Victims of Crime in the first-ever position designed to improve the use, dissemination and translation of statistical data and social science research for the crime victim assistance field. Before joining DOJ, she spent five years as Legal Policy Associate at the Warren Institute on Law &... Read More →

Thursday November 3, 2016 10:45am - 12:00pm
Room 202

10:45am

Co-creating the future of the Brigade network
This summer has become a time for reflection, self-critique and reassessment by the entire civic tech movement. In the past several months, many people who have been central to this work since the beginning have been sharing observations and thoughts on how civic tech must evolve to fulfill its enormous potential. We’ve been reflecting on this as well, and facilitating a process with the community to get clearer on what’s working, what’s not, and what to do about it. Join us for a participatory design exercise that will be open to anyone who is involved in or cares about the larger civic tech community.

Moderator
avatar for Monique Baena-Tan

Monique Baena-Tan

User Research, Code for America
Monique leads user research for the community engagement efforts at Code for America. She primarily engages with the brigade volunteer network to develop participatory design research processes that identify organizational priorities and community needs. She also supports the management of the brigade network through programming and the coordination of national days of action such as Code Across and National Day of Civic Hacking. | | Monique... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Chris Alfano

Chris Alfano

Captain, Code for Philly
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Jill Bjers

Captain & Brigade National Advisory Council Member, Code for Charlotte
Jill started out as a writer and community organizer, working on various projects such as the Olympics and multiple DNCs. She sharpened her cat-herding skills as she began advocating within Charlotte’s technology and startup communities. Currently, she serves as organizer to TEDxCharlotte, Charlotte Startup Weekend and is the Co-Founder/Executive Director for Code for Charlotte. Jill is also Co-owner of Xorcode and Founder of Foodles with... Read More →
avatar for Vyki Englert

Vyki Englert

Brigade National Advisory Council Member, Hack for LA & Compiler LA
Vyki is a software developer, cartographer, and cyclist who fell in love with Los Angeles after landing in downtown in 2012. Raised in a college town on the east coast, she was introduced to advocacy early and has found herself pushing for change in a world that often shies away from progress. | | In 2014, Vyki cofounded Compiler LA, a civic tech consultancy dedicated to building a better Los Angeles. Previously Vyki worked at... Read More →
avatar for Jason Hibbets

Jason Hibbets

Captain, Code for Raleigh
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Noel Hidalgo

Executive Director & Brigade National Advisory Council Member, BetaNYC
Since 2009, Noel Hidalgo has participated as part of a collaborative leadership team leading NYC's civic technology and open data community. This team has established BetaNYC as the city's premier civic hacking community. In the aftermath of super storm Sandy, Noel helped lead a team of civic hackers to reconnect NYC's coworking and start up community. This effort led him to join the Code for America Brigade team and outline its core values. Now... Read More →


Thursday November 3, 2016 10:45am - 12:00pm
Room 208

10:45am

Designing a government system in a day

A design sprint packs in strategy, innovation and prototyping, maximizing your chances of generating an approach that works for its users. Learn how to create an effective Government system using iterative principles and human-centered design.  Build upon what you already know and generate small tests that allow you to quickly form conclusions, resulting in a more successful development process.


Moderator
avatar for Stephanie Cain

Stephanie Cain

Fellow, Economic Development, Code for America
Stephanie is a web designer originally from Denver, Colorado. She is passionate about the DIY movement, particularly as it applies to code and online shared resources. Prior to her work with Code for America, she worked as a visual information specialist for the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement, a bureau within the Department of the Interior.

Speakers
avatar for Rachel Edelman

Rachel Edelman

Fellow, Healthy Communities, Code for America
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Meredith Hitchcock

Fellow, Safety & Justice, Code for America
Meredith is a user experience researcher and designer. Most recently, she worked on publisher support and internal tools for Google Play Newsstand. She holds a Bachelors of Arts in Literature from Yale and a Masters in Information Management and Systems from UC Berkeley. When she's not working, you can find her reading, cycling, or backpacking.


Thursday November 3, 2016 10:45am - 12:00pm
Room 210/211

10:45am

How to write an agile RFP

Henry Ford said: “If I asked my customers what they wanted, they would have said a faster horse.”

Government buys a lot of faster horses.

Instead of laboriously writing hundreds of pages of specs for faster horses, let’s start buying self-driving cars. At this hands-on workshop, we’ll talk through a shared challenge together and develop a Scope of Work in real time. You’ll walk out of the session with a draft RFP that articulates your goals and gives you flexibility to meet them using agile methods. We’ll focus on a specific project, but this will be a case study for how you can write RFPs for anything from software to art.

Join us to learn how RFPs can meet legal requirements for fair competition, while still getting potential partners excited about your project.

Speakers
avatar for Lauren Lockwood

Lauren Lockwood

Chief Digital Officer, City of Boston
Lauren Lockwood is the Chief Digital Officer for the City of Boston, focused on digital communication, engagement, and service delivery. View Lauren's full bio.
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Laura Melle

Procurement Lead, Department of Innovation and Technology, City of Boston
Laura Melle is the Senior Procurement Lead for the City of Boston's Department of Innovation and Technology. She works with teams across the City to articulate the challenges faced by Bostonians and find the best partners to help solve them using technology. Laura was previously a Summer Fellow in the Mayor's Office of New Urban Mechanics. Prior to her time in Boston, Laura's career in city government took her from the Chicago Transit Authority... Read More →
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Ashley Meyers

Product Manager, City of San Francisco


Thursday November 3, 2016 10:45am - 12:00pm
Room 201

10:45am

Redesigning your website as a digital services strategy

The website is where the public meets your government online today. In this hands-on workshop, we will discuss and demonstrate an approach to using a website redesign as the proving ground for a local digital services strategy.

We will share tools and practices for applying 21st Digital Government principles to your redesign, including 1) finding a baseline, 2) creating an inventory of digital services, 3) redesigning content, 4) prototyping transactions, and 5) testing with users.

We will go beyond case studies. Attendees will leave with a prototyped digital service and an assessment of your current website's performance and experience.

Speakers
avatar for Jack Madans

Jack Madans

U.S. Managing Director, OpenCities
Jack Madans is a local government nerd. He currently oversees product and implementation for OpenCities. Previously, he was a founding team member at Code for America. Jack is a civic strategist working with public servants on a broad set of issues, ranging from digital strategy and user experience to community organizing and change management.


Thursday November 3, 2016 10:45am - 12:00pm
Grand G and H First floor

10:45am

Scaling open procurement reform for better outcomes

Effective and accountable procurement is fundamental to functional municipal governance, but new best practices in open procurement have not yet taken hold. Join our session to understand the fundamentals of open contracting/procurement policy, practice, and data standards, and to help us develop a toolkit for change.


Moderator
avatar for Alyssa Doom

Alyssa Doom

Open Data Project Manager, Sunlight Foundation
Alyssa is the Open Data Project Manager for Sunlight's Policy team, helping to advance open data on the local level. Her current efforts focus on facilitating the adoption of open data programs and policies in U.S. cities as a part of the What Works Cities Initiative.  | | Alyssa previously served as the Investigator and Outreach Coordinator for the Government Accountability Project’s Food Integrity Campaign, where she spearheaded... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Hanna Azemati

Hanna Azemati

Assistant Director, Harvard Kennedy School Government Performance Lab
Hanna Azemati is New York State's Director of Social Innovation Financing, leading the State's Social Impact Bond initiative. Previously, Hanna was a Government Innovation Fellow for Harvard Kennedy School's Social Impact Bond Technical Assistance Lab, developing Social Impact Bond projects with the New York State Governor's Office and the Connecticut Department of Children and Families. 
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Sierra Ramirez

Program Analyst, Open Contracting Partnership


Thursday November 3, 2016 10:45am - 12:00pm
Grand A and B First floor

10:45am

Transparency beyond the public information office
The lack of internal transparency in government agencies can be a source of frustration and inefficiency that can hinder agencies’ ability to do successful, impactful work. The federal government has many policies that profess a commitment to transparency, but in reality it is hard to find information or engage with agencies on projects that affect them. Join GitHub to look at the benefits of transparency, current deficiencies and ways to move forward.

Moderator
avatar for Melissa Smith

Melissa Smith

Solutions Engineer, GitHub

Thursday November 3, 2016 10:45am - 12:00pm
Room 204

10:45am

Using design thinking to achieve the outcomes that matter

Citizens increasingly expect government to provide experiences that meet or exceed commercial standards. Service design can help. Hear Olof Schybergson share his perspective on “The Design Rule of Three.” Then dive into a fast-paced innovation workshop—tackling a real-world problem and revealing new ways to untangle complex challenges and address the needs of diverse stakeholders to create simple, elegant and user-centric solutions, and implement at scale.  


Speakers
avatar for Steven Boswell

Steven Boswell

Group Director, Fjord, part of Accenture Interactive
Steve is Group Director for Fjord San Francisco, where he collaborates with the design and delivery teams to build products and services that delight clients and users alike.   Prior to Fjord, Steve founded and launched R/GA’s office in Shanghai, where he developed innovative marketing and communication strategies for clients such as Beats by Dre, Nike, Old Navy and GE. He was also Regional General Manager for frog... Read More →
avatar for Stephen Braitsch

Stephen Braitsch

Director of Creative Technology, Fjord, part of Accenture Interactive
avatar for Olof Schybergson

Olof Schybergson

CEO and Co-Founder, Fjord, part of Accenture Interactive


Thursday November 3, 2016 10:45am - 12:00pm
Room 205

10:45am

What's the value of great digital services without an audience?

In start-ups, a great product without distribution ends up in the dead poll.  The same occurs with great government digital services - no audience, no outcomes. GovDelivery will discuss lessons learned from the first Public Sector Digital Communication Benchmark report based on data from over 120 million citizens that signed-up for government information and over 1 billion messages sent a quarter. We'll share how to drive audience to your key government programs (from healthy behaviors to open data to learning) through techniques such as civic upsell, targeted messaging, visualizations, and across channels from email to SMS.


Moderator
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Steve Ressler

CMO, GovDelivery

Thursday November 3, 2016 10:45am - 12:00pm
Room 206

10:45am

Workforce development: how technology is improving service delivery

Our economy continues to evolve at an increasingly rapid rate. With these ongoing changes, we need a public workforce development system that can react to and even predict these changes to better serve the millions of jobseekers who use its services. Technology is in large part driving a more user-centered and responsive system at the local and state levels. Join us for a conversation on how government is leveraging technology and data to improve the services that ultimately help millions find good-paying jobs.


Moderator
avatar for Ryan Burke

Ryan Burke

Senior Policy Advisor and Director of TechHire, National Economic Council, Executive Office of the U.S. President
Ryan is responsible for government-wide policy development and implementation for workforce development policy. She spearheaded the design and launch of TechHire, the President’s campaign to use innovative training and hiring models to get more Americans into well-paying tech jobs; led work with the Departments of Labor and Education to implement the most significant reform to the multi-billion dollar federal workforce training system in... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Maria Flynn

Maria Flynn

Senior Vice President, Jobs for the Future
avatar for Matt Gee

Matt Gee

Senior Research Fellow, University of Chicago
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Laura Roberts

Program Associate, Rockefeller Foundation
avatar for Nate Williams

Nate Williams

Public Partnerships Lead, LinkedIn


Thursday November 3, 2016 10:45am - 12:00pm
Room 203

12:00pm

Lunch Sponsored by Adobe
Today's lunch is brought to you by the folks over at Adobe!

Thursday November 3, 2016 12:00pm - 1:30pm
West Hall

1:00pm

Welcoming Remarks
Thursday November 3, 2016 1:00pm - 1:05pm
East Room

1:05pm

What if we actually gave people second chances?
Speakers
avatar for Jazmyn Latimer

Jazmyn Latimer

Designer, Safety & Justice, Code for America
Jazmyn, a researcher and user experience designer, is interested in combining social science to solve problems and enhance lives through technology. She was a Behavior Analyst for children with Autism and adults with Alzheimer۪s for 3 years and then co-founded ESP Collective, a research and design organization in Fresno,CA. Prior to CfA, she was leading User Experience for over 100 different universities around the U.S.


Thursday November 3, 2016 1:05pm - 1:15pm
East Room

1:15pm

Seattle Fellowship Spotlight
Speakers
avatar for Meredith Hitchcock

Meredith Hitchcock

Fellow, Safety & Justice, Code for America
Meredith is a user experience researcher and designer. Most recently, she worked on publisher support and internal tools for Google Play Newsstand. She holds a Bachelors of Arts in Literature from Yale and a Masters in Information Management and Systems from UC Berkeley. When she's not working, you can find her reading, cycling, or backpacking.


Thursday November 3, 2016 1:15pm - 1:25pm
East Room

1:25pm

Working together to reduce racial disparities in the justice system
Moderator
avatar for Tiffany Andrews

Tiffany Andrews

Product Manager, Code for America
Tiffany has 10 years of experience in politics and government administration and is a budding junior front-end developer. She's a member of Leadership Council for Girls in Tech LA, Women 2.0 LA and City Director of Women Who Code LA.

Speakers
avatar for Cristine Deberry

Cristine Deberry

Chief of Staff for SF District Attorney George Gascon, San Francisco District Attorney
Cristine Soto DeBerry is Chief of Staff for San Francisco District Attorney George Gascon. She has assisted the District Attorney with his efforts to increase public safety without increasing the jail population. The office has implemented numerous policy changes and programs to achieve this goal. A few of the most important are: DA Stat, Neighborhood Courts, Sentencing Planners and Young Adult Court. DA Gascon was... Read More →
avatar for Kristian Lum

Kristian Lum

Lead Statistician, HRDAG
Kristian Lum is the Lead Statistician at HRDAG.  Kristian’s research focus has been on furthering the statistical methodology most commonly used by HRDAG—population estimation or multiple systems estimation—with a particular emphasis on Bayesian methods and model averaging. She is the primary author of the dga package, open source software for population estimation for the R computing environment.  More... Read More →


Thursday November 3, 2016 1:25pm - 1:40pm
East Room

1:40pm

Salt Lake County Fellowship Spotlight
Speakers
avatar for Kuan Butts

Kuan Butts

Fellow, Safety & Justice, Code for America
Kuan is a software developer who loves engineering transit and urban planning tools. Previously, Kuan worked on transit mapping and scenario modeling projects with the MIT Media Lab and the Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology.
avatar for Elizabeth Mitchell

Elizabeth Mitchell

Director of Performance and Accountability, Salt Lake County
Beth joined Mayor McAdams' team in January 2015, focused primarily in the areas of data, innovation, and performance. She spearheads the Mayor's MetroStat performance management program, in addition to planning, implementing and tracking critical projects and partnerships associated with the mayor’s innovation initiatives.


Thursday November 3, 2016 1:40pm - 1:50pm
East Room

1:50pm

A Conversation with DJ Patil
Moderator
avatar for Tim O'Reilly

Tim O'Reilly

Founder, O'Reilly Media
Tim O'Reilly is the founder and CEO of O'Reilly Media Inc. His original business plan was simply "interesting work for interesting people," and that's worked out pretty well. He publishes books, runs conferences, invests in early-stage startups, urges companies to create more value than they capture, and tries to change the world by spreading and amplifying the knowledge of innovators. Tim is also a partner at O'Reilly AlphaTech... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for DJ Patil

DJ Patil

Chief Data Scientist and Deputy Chief Technology Officer for Data Policy, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy
Dr. DJ Patil joined the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy in February 2015, when hewas named by the White House as Chief Data Scientist and Deputy Chief Technology Officer for Data Policy. DJ advises on policies and practices to maintain U.S. leadership in technology and innovation, fosters partnerships to maximize the Nation’s return on its investment in data, and helps to attract and retain the best... Read More →


Thursday November 3, 2016 1:50pm - 2:10pm
East Room

2:10pm

Improving the economic well-being of low-income Americans
Speakers
avatar for Ben Hecht

Ben Hecht

President & CEO, Living Cities
Mr. Hecht was appointed President & CEO of Living Cities in July, 2007. Since that time, the organization has adopted a broad, integrative agenda that harnesses the collective knowledge of its 22 member foundations and financial institutions to benefit low income people and the cities where they live. Living Cities deploys a unique blend of more than $140 million in grants, loans and influence to re-engineer obsolete public systems and... Read More →


Thursday November 3, 2016 2:10pm - 2:20pm
East Room

2:20pm

Long Beach Fellowship Spotlight
Speakers
avatar for Mayor Robert Garcia

Mayor Robert Garcia

Mayor, City of Long Beach
avatar for Mark Rossetti

Mark Rossetti

Fellow, Economic Development, Code for America
Mark is a software engineer from San Jose, California, with an interest in making the world run a little more positively and efficiently. When time allows, he enjoys spending his time on music, rock climbing, or picking up a new language (human or computer).


Thursday November 3, 2016 2:20pm - 2:30pm
East Room

2:30pm

Design as the great disrupter
Speakers
avatar for Virginia Hamilton

Virginia Hamilton

Regional Administrator for the Employment and Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor
Virginia is obsessed with human-centered design. She serves as the Regional Administrator for the Employment and Training Administration at the U.S. Department of Labor. The Region covers 8 Western states, including Hawaii and Alaska, and 4 territories in the Pacific. Her office oversees the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, Job Service, Unemployment Insurance, Trade Act, and discretionary grants such as the TAACCCT... Read More →


Thursday November 3, 2016 2:30pm - 2:40pm
East Room

2:40pm

New Orleans Fellowship Spotlight
Speakers
avatar for Georgia Andrews

Georgia Andrews

Fellow, Economic Development, Code for America
Georgia is a software engineer, Women Who Code San Francisco city director, and dedicated long-distance bike commuter. She spent the last four years building and tuning core applications for insurance companies at Guidewire Software, and now knows more about Oracle databases than she ever thought she would. Georgia has a Bachelors of Science in Mathematical & Computational Science from Stanford University.
avatar for Patrick Young

Patrick Young

Senior CORE Trainer, STRIVE, NOLA
Patrick Young serves as the Senior CORE Trainer for STRIVE New Orleans, a workforce program that provides the hardest to employ with the necessary foundational and sector-specific skills to succeed in New Orleans’ growing economy. STRIVE New Orleans or STRIVE NOLA, is one of the primary components of The Network for Economic Opportunity, an initiative of the City of New Orleans. STRIVE, which stands for Support and Training Result in... Read More →


Thursday November 3, 2016 2:40pm - 2:50pm
East Room

2:50pm

Collaborating to improve youth employment programs
Speakers
avatar for Jascha Franklin-Hodge

Jascha Franklin-Hodge

Chief Information Officer, City of Boston
avatar for Alicia Rouault

Alicia Rouault

Digital Services Group Manager, Metropolitan Area Planning Council
Alicia leads the Digital Services Group at MAPC, metro Boston's regional planning agency, serving 101 cities and towns. Alicia leads a team overseeing web applications, online tools, and civic technology, finding new and effective ways to use digital tools to enhance the quality of life in Metro Boston. There she defines, documents, and executes MAPC's long-term digital product strategy and oversees product development, deployment, and user... Read More →


Thursday November 3, 2016 2:50pm - 3:00pm
East Room

3:00pm

Break
Thursday November 3, 2016 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Main Foyer

3:30pm

Building the tech talent pipeline and advancing local businesses in the Bay Area
Speakers
avatar for Zakiya Harris

Zakiya Harris

Chief Education Officer, Hack the Hood
Zakiya Harris is a Cultural Architect, Artist and Educator working at the intersections of entrepreneurship, 21st century education and creative transformation.  Zakiya is a co-founder of nationally recognized projects Impact Hub Oakland, Grind for the Greenand a Fellow of Green For All and Bold Food. Currently, she is the Chief Education Officer at Hack the Hood a technology program for low-income youth of... Read More →


Thursday November 3, 2016 3:30pm - 3:45pm
East Room

3:45pm

Using behavioral science to help governments improve their hiring practices
Speakers
avatar for Kate Glazebrook

Kate Glazebrook

Co-Founder and Head of Insight, Applied
Kate Glazebrook is co-founder and Head of Insight at Applied, the Behavioral Insights Team’s first tech venture. Applied is a web platform that uses the best behavioral research to help organizations find the best person for the job regardless of their background. Put simply, we aim to make hiring smart, fair, and easy. We also care about being able to prove impact, so we publish the results of our experiments and research that... Read More →


Thursday November 3, 2016 3:45pm - 3:55pm
East Room

3:50pm

Do it now: the importance of bringing technologists to the table
Speakers
avatar for Robin Carnahan

Robin Carnahan

Director State and Local Practice, 18F
Robin Carnahan leads 18F's State and Local Government Practice. She is a businesswoman, lawyer and former Missouri Secretary of State. Her life-long passion for improving how people experience and value their government inspires her work helping state and local governments get the digital tools they need to deliver services to people that are better, faster and cheaper. Today, in addition to her work at 18F, Robin advises a number of civic... Read More →


Thursday November 3, 2016 3:50pm - 4:00pm
East Room

4:00pm

Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me: procurement edition
Speakers
avatar for Lauren Lockwood

Lauren Lockwood

Chief Digital Officer, City of Boston
Lauren Lockwood is the Chief Digital Officer for the City of Boston, focused on digital communication, engagement, and service delivery. View Lauren's full bio.
avatar for Laura Melle

Laura Melle

Procurement Lead, Department of Innovation and Technology, City of Boston
Laura Melle is the Senior Procurement Lead for the City of Boston's Department of Innovation and Technology. She works with teams across the City to articulate the challenges faced by Bostonians and find the best partners to help solve them using technology. Laura was previously a Summer Fellow in the Mayor's Office of New Urban Mechanics. Prior to her time in Boston, Laura's career in city government took her from the Chicago Transit Authority... Read More →
avatar for V. David Zvenyach

V. David Zvenyach

Director of Acquisition Management, 18F
V. David Zvenyach is the Director of Acquisition Management for 18F Consulting. Previously, he served as the General Counsel to the Council of the District of Columbia and before that, as the chief of staff to D.C. Councilmember Mary Cheh. He has a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Wisconsin - Madison and a law degree from the George Washington University Law School. Over the course of his career in public... Read More →


Thursday November 3, 2016 4:00pm - 4:10pm
East Room

4:15pm

The White House and the People's code
Speakers
avatar for Alvand Salehi

Alvand Salehi

Senior Technology Advisor, White House Office of the Federal CIO
Alvand Salehi is a Senior Technology Advisor in the White House Office of the Federal CIO. He led the development of the Federal Source Code Policy, which improves nationwide access to the federal government’s custom-developed software. Prior to joining the White House, Alvand helped lead the State Department’s efforts to expand Internet access to Africa and improve global market access for US technology companies. He also served... Read More →
avatar for Tony Scott

Tony Scott

U.S. Chief Information Officer, White House
Appointed by President Obama on February 5th, 2015, Tony Scott is the U.S. Chief Information Officer. Prior to Tony’s appointment, Tony led the global information technology group at VMware Inc. Tony also served as the CIO at Microsoft and The Walt Disney Company, as well as the CTO of Information Systems & Services at General Motors Corporation. Tony earned a B.S. in information systems management from the University of San Francisco... Read More →


Thursday November 3, 2016 4:15pm - 4:25pm
East Room

4:25pm

Year 4: the evolution of the Brigade network
Speakers
avatar for Jill Bjers

Jill Bjers

Captain & Brigade National Advisory Council Member, Code for Charlotte
Jill started out as a writer and community organizer, working on various projects such as the Olympics and multiple DNCs. She sharpened her cat-herding skills as she began advocating within Charlotte’s technology and startup communities. Currently, she serves as organizer to TEDxCharlotte, Charlotte Startup Weekend and is the Co-Founder/Executive Director for Code for Charlotte. Jill is also Co-owner of Xorcode and Founder of Foodles with... Read More →
avatar for Noel Hidalgo

Noel Hidalgo

Executive Director & Brigade National Advisory Council Member, BetaNYC
Since 2009, Noel Hidalgo has participated as part of a collaborative leadership team leading NYC's civic technology and open data community. This team has established BetaNYC as the city's premier civic hacking community. In the aftermath of super storm Sandy, Noel helped lead a team of civic hackers to reconnect NYC's coworking and start up community. This effort led him to join the Code for America Brigade team and outline its core values. Now... Read More →


Thursday November 3, 2016 4:25pm - 4:30pm
East Room

4:30pm

Aligning around a shared vision and taking civic tech to scale
Moderator
avatar for Jennifer Pahlka

Jennifer Pahlka

Founder and Executive Director, Code for America
Jennifer Pahlka is the founder and executive director of Code for America. She recently served as the U.S. Deputy Chief Technology Officer in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, where she architected and helped found the United States Digital Service. She is known for her TED talk, Coding a Better Government, and is the recipient of several awards, including MIT’s Kevin Lynch Award, the Oxford Internet Institute’s... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Stacy Donohue

Stacy Donohue

Investment Partner, Omidyar Network
Stacy leads Omidyar Network's Governance & Citizen Engagement initiative in the United States. In this role, Stacy works to improve the relationship between citizens and government by promoting citizen engagement, government accountability and effectiveness, and improved public service delivery. Stacy's portfolio includes Code for America, Global Integrity, SeeClickFix, Tumml, Datakind, and NewsDeeply.  She is... Read More →
avatar for Sheba Najmi

Sheba Najmi

Founder & Executive Director, Code for Pakistan
Sheba Najmi is Founder and Executive Director of Code for Pakistan, a non-profit that’s driving citizen-focused technology innovation and civic engagement across 5 cities in Pakistan. Sheba was a Code for America Fellow in 2012, where she led the creation of Honolulu Answers, an open source web product that has since been re-deployed in over a dozen cities around the world. Sheba has a 12-year background in User Experience (UX) and... Read More →
avatar for Andrew Rasiej

Andrew Rasiej

Founder & CEO, Civic Hall
Andrew Rasiej is a civic and social entrepreneur, technology strategist, and Founder of Personal Democracy Media, which produces Personal Democracy Forum and other events about intersection of technology and politics,. Among its offerings are TechPresident.com an award winning news outlet. He is the Founder of MOUSE.org which focuses on 21st century public education, Co-Founder of Mideastwire.com... Read More →
avatar for Mayor Libby Schaaf

Mayor Libby Schaaf

Mayor, City of Oakland
Mayor Libby Schaaf was inaugurated Oakland, California’s 50th mayor on January 5, 2015. A native Oaklander, Mayor Schaaf previously served one term as a member of the Oakland City Council. She is honored to serve the people of Oakland and to help promote her hometown as the greatest place to live, work, play and do business. She is committed to revitalization that preserves and celebrates Oakland’s diversity and leads to direct... Read More →


Thursday November 3, 2016 4:30pm - 5:00pm
East Room

5:00pm

Innovating inside the lines: how we changed the veteran experience from the inside out
Speakers
avatar for Marina Martin

Marina Martin

Chief Technology Officer, U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs
Marina Martin is currently serving as the Chief Technology Officer of the Department of Veterans Affairs. She was formerly Senior Advisor to US CTO Todd Park, with a portfolio focusing on both the VA and liberating government data to fuel innovation, create jobs, and improve the lives of everyday Americans. As part of the inaugural class of 18 Presidential Innovation Fellows, Marina served as the first Entrepreneur-in-Residence at the US... Read More →


Thursday November 3, 2016 5:00pm - 5:15pm
East Room

5:15pm

Thank You and Closing with Jennifer Pahlka
Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Pahlka

Jennifer Pahlka

Founder and Executive Director, Code for America
Jennifer Pahlka is the founder and executive director of Code for America. She recently served as the U.S. Deputy Chief Technology Officer in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, where she architected and helped found the United States Digital Service. She is known for her TED talk, Coding a Better Government, and is the recipient of several awards, including MIT’s Kevin Lynch Award, the Oxford Internet Institute’s... Read More →


Thursday November 3, 2016 5:15pm - 5:30pm
East Room

5:30pm