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All the 2015 Code for America Summit main stage talks are streaming now. Dive into some highlighted talks below, or browse all the talks.

  • Jake Solomon – Defining a 21st Century Government

    The Code for America Health team is taking a user-centered approach to understanding bottlenecks in the CalFresh (food stamps) enrollment process and identifying high priority areas for improvement — with implications for underlying policy and process.

  • Sam Vaughn – A New Standard for Community Engagement

    Sam Vaughn, Neighborhood Change Agent, Office of Neighborhood Safety, City of Richmond, CA, describes how his team is meeting community members where they are and creating lasting impact in safety and justice with the Operation Peacemaker Fellowship.

  • Dana Chisnell – Next Generation of Civic Designers

    Dana Chisnell, User Researcher at the United States Digital Service, spotlights how public servants are civic designers in their own right, and the importance of shifting the conversation from "how do we get government to learn about design" to "how do we use design to solve problems."

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Read the recaps

Check out these in-depth recaps of the important themes and moments from each day of the 2015 #CfASummit.

  • A crowd of Summit attendees in their seats.

    Day 1 Takeaways: Transforming government for the 21st century encodes our values. It doesn’t just change tools, but it fundamentally changes how we work.

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  • William Lightbourne, Director, California Department of Social Services speaking on stage at the Summit.

    Day 2 Takeaways: This work matters to our communities. We aren’t just opening and using data for the sake of data—it’s to serve people and to deliver better services.

    Read the Day 2 Recap

  • Kellan Elliot McCrea, Chief Technology Officer, Etsy speaking on stage at the Summit.

    Day 3 Takeaways: Governments are diverse because they reflect the communities they serve. We honor this diversity by delivering user-centered services for the people.

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Of all the conferences and trainings I do, I learn more valuable, applicable information in the three days of this conference than all others combined. It sets the tone and mindset for a whole year of getting stuff done.

Dave Michelson, GIS Analyst City of Asheville

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