Like what you see here? All the 2015 #CfASummit main stage talks are available for streaming right now on the videos page.

Tuesday

  • Reception
    • 3:00 PM - 5:30 PM

      • Registration Opens

        Registration will be open in the Marriott lobby.

  • Nightime Festivities
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

      • Opening Night Pub Crawl

        Enjoy drinks and meet other attendees in four fun spots in Downtown Oakland. Pick up your map and drink tickets at Summit registration. The following locations are part of the pub crawl:

        • The Trappist, at 460 8th St.
        • District Oakland, at 827 Washington St. - First Summit Attendees welcome
        • Diving Dog Brewhouse, at 1802 Telegraph Ave. - Brigade Captains and members welcome
        • Tribune Tavern, at 401 13th St.

Wednesday

  • Morning Festivities
    • 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

      • Breakfast

        Today's breakfast is brought to you by the folks over at Rally/CA!

  • Mainstage
    • 9:00 AM - 9:30 AM

      • Keynote

        Opening Remarks

        Opening remarks from Code for America co-founder, Jennifer Pahlka.

        • Jennifer Pahlka

          Executive Director, Code for America

    • 9:30 AM - 9:45 AM

      • Keynote

        Welcome to Oakland

        A warm welcome to the CfA Summit from the Mayor of Oakland and Code for America city partner, Libby Schaaf.

        • Mayor Libby Schaaf

          Mayor, City of Oakland

    • 9:45 AM - 10:05 AM

      • Lightning Talks

        Defining a "21st Century Government"

        If government is to truly work for the people and by the people, then it needs to work in the 21st century. In this series of talks, we'll spotlight what 21st century government looks like: harnessing the power of the community, embracing digital, and putting user needs first.

        • Jacob Solomon

          Health Product Manager, Code for America

        • Harlan Weber

          Captain, Code for Boston

        • Karen Boyd

          Director of Communications, City of Oakland, CA

    • 10:05 AM - 10:25 AM

      • Technology Awards Announcement

        The Code for America Technology Awards recognize the most influential and effective products and services powering 21st century governments. Watch on the Main Stage as the leaders behind these technologies are awarded.

        • Ron Bouganim

          Managing Partner, Govtech Fund

        • John Lyman

          Head of Partnerships and Marketing, Google for Entrepreneurs

    • 10:25 AM - 10:55 AM

      • Break

        Today's break is brought to you by the folks over at Google!

    • 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

      • Challenge Discussion

        Building a 21st Century Transportation Network Through Public-Private Partnerships

        As cities begin to use more data­-driven decision-making to inform the delivery of public transit, key questions emerge around how to create public-private partnerships in the transportation space.

        • Susan Shaheen Moderator

          Professor and Director of Innovative Mobility Research, UC Berkeley

        • Emily Castor

          Director of Transportation Policy, Lyft

        • Jascha Franklin-Hodge

          Chief Information Officer, City of Boston

        • Gabe Klein

          Special Venture Partner, Fontinalis Partners

    • 11:30 AM - 12:10 PM

      • Lightning Talks

        21st Century Tools: How Technology Encodes Practices

        New tools and products for government not only offer cost savings and efficiencies, but also help government teams work in new ways that promote greater collaboration, transparency, and a clearer focus on their users. See how cities across the United States are using and building new tools that are dramatically reshaping how they operate.

        • Jonathan Feldman

          Chief Information Officer, City of Asheville

        • Lindsay Mollineaux

          Deputy Analytics Officer, City of New York

        • Jack Madans

          Product Growth, Code for America

        • Cyd Harrell Moderator

          Senior Director of Product, Code for America

        • Alex Soble

          2015 Somerville Fellow, Code for America

        • Uri Harel

          Elementary Curriculum Coordinator, Somerville Public Schools

    • 12:10 PM - 12:30 PM

      • Technology Awards Announcement

        The Code for America Technology Awards recognize the most influential and effective products and services powering 21st century governments. Watch on the Main Stage as the leaders behind these technologies are awarded.

        • Nigel Jacob

          Co-Founder, Mayor's Office of New Urban Mechanics, City of Boston

  • Lunchtime Activities
    • 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

      • Lunch

        Today's lunch is brought to you by the folks over at Accela!

      • Book Signing

        Start-Up City Book Signing

        While many large city governments have begun to embrace creative forms and processes of government, most still operate under unwieldy, risk-averse bureaucracies. In Start-Up City, Gabe Klein, with David Vega-Barachowitz, demonstrates how to affect big, directional change in cities—and how to do it fast. Get your free copy of Start-Up City signed by author Gabe Klein! Books generously donated by the Knight Foundation.

        • Gabe Klein

          Special Venture Partner, Fontinalis Partners

    • 12:30 PM - 7:00 PM

      • Tech Fair

        Demo and learn more about the newest tools and technology powering 21st century governments around the country.

  • Workshops
      • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

        • User Research & Design

          Visual Communication 101: Writing and Designing Instructions

          Want to help people understand a process or how to do something? Together, we’ll discuss and critique a few instructions, how-tos, and handouts from government agencies. You’ll learn some specific tips for designing content and layout, and practice redesigning some instructions yourself. No design skills required!

          • Molly McLeod

            Designer, Code for America

        • Mapping

          Basics of Web Mapping

          Unlike static, printed maps, web maps are interactive, hosted online, and easy to share and collaborate with others. Whether you're a seasoned geographic information systems (GIS) pro or a curious cartographer, this session will provide you with an introduction to web-mapping terminology, techniques and platforms.

          • Sam Matthews

            2015 Richmond Fellow, Code for America

          • Patrick Hammons

            2015 Pittsburgh Fellow, Code for America

        • Civic Engagement

          Low-Tech Ways to Expand Reach in Your Community

          Who’s showing up to your city events? Are they representative? Join us for a hands-on session where we will use a free online tool to understand your city’s demographics, then come up with a plan on how to diversify your next event. Learn how to keep track of who shows up to events and how to continuously expand and improve your engagement methods.

          • Becky Boone

            Senior Fellow, Code for America

          • Mai Ling Garcia

            Online Engagement Manager, City of Oakland

        • Open Data

          Multi-Jurisdictional Open Data: When Governments Play Nicely

          Open data and open source have made it easier than ever to create solutions to effectively manage data across jurisdictions and agencies. Hear how Atlanta takes a regional approach to sharing transportation data, how it is powering real-time traveler information, and why this is so important for efficient internal data management.

          • Landon Reed

            Transportation Technologist, Atlanta Regional Commission

        • Performance & Analytics

          How Googlers helped San Francisco Use Data Science to Understand a Surge in 911 Calls (Sponsored by Google)

          This year, the San Francisco Mayor’s Office of Civic Innovation piloted a program called Civic Bridge that bring pro-bono private sector experts into City departments to help with pressing challenges. At this panel discussion, panelists from Google and the City of San Francisco will share their experiences with a project in which Googlers worked with the Department of Emergency Management to help them understand their increase in 911 calls.

          • Fumi Yamazaki Moderator

            Program Manager, Advanced Technology and Products team, Google

          • Krista Canellakis

            Deputy Innovation Officer, City and County of San Francisco

          • Robert Smuts

            Deputy Director, San Francisco Department of Emergency Management

          • Nancy Torres

            Research Analyst, People Analytics team, Google

          • Diara Dankert

            Strategist, Product Quality Operations, Google

          • James Driscoll

            Program Manager, Privacy Engineering team, Google

          • Matthew Roybal

            Public Safety Communications Dispatcher, San Francisco Department of Emergency Management

        • 21st Century Gov 101

          How to Engage in Open Source Projects

          There's a lot of rhetoric about how great it is to work in the open and using open source code. This session is for beginners to learn the basics of Github, a popular tool for open source projects. Learn how to read or contribute to open source projects, make good documentation, and more.

          • Cathy Deng

            Developer, DataMade

        • IT Leadership

          Delivering Digital Services on a 21st Century Stack

          The redesign of phila.gov is giving the City of Philadelphia the opportunity to rethink how it delivers digital services. In this session, Learn the architecture of those services and examine our adoption of the tools and processes behind them, including AWS OpsWorks, GitHub, reverse proxies, HTTPS always, and continuous delivery.

          • Mjumbe Poe

            Digital Services Architect, City of Philadelphia

          • Gabriel Farrell

            Civic Technology Engineer, City of Philadelphia

        • Procurement

          Breaking the Opaque Frame: Bringing Data, Tech and the Internet to Government Purchasing

          Come learn how the fundamentals of technology and the internet - transparency, collaboration, data-informed decision-making and new ways of sharing - are creating enormous efficiencies in the way governments source and buy products and services. You'll walk away with tangible steps your municipality can take to help realize these efficiencies.

          • Bob Sofman Moderator

            EVP - Government Sector, SmartProcure

          • Juan Vasquez

            Mayor's Operations Innovation Team, City of Los Angeles

          • Adam Becker

            Co-Founder and CTO Department of Better Technology

          • Sam Cohen

            Government Relations Manager, SmartProcure

        • 21st Century Gov 101

          Organized Transparency: Using Waffle.io to Design, Plan, and Develop in the Open (Sponsored by Rally)

          Do your teams’ projects start off on a good foot, but never get finished? Does the idea of transparent project management sound intriguing, but not sure where to start? Learn from a panel of leaders and practitioners who have discovered the right culture, processes, and tools to effectively get things done, while maintaining an open and transparent workflow.

          • Andrew Homeyer Moderator

            Chief Waffle Maker, Waffle.io

          • Tyrone Grandison

            Deputy Chief Data Officer, US Department of Commerce

          • Adam Martin

            Co-Captain, Code for Durham & Program Manager, Open Raleigh

          • Anita Cafiero

            Co-captain, Code for Greensboro & Tiny Goat Studio, Co-founder

          • Willy Douglas

            Co-Captain, Code for Denver & Software Engineer, Rally

          • Lili Gangas

            Census/CitySDK Scrum Master, Booz Allen Hamilton

        • Open Data

          Beyond Code: Building Data Standards on GitHub

          Common standards for the data that is released by governments is the next frontier in the open data movement. Find out how GitHub is being used for more than just code, and is being used as a vehicle for collaboration around powerful new data standards for state and local governments across the country.

          • Mark Headd

            Developer Evangelist, Accela

          • Amy Edwards

            Senior Advisor, Financial Transparency, U.S. Department of the Treasury

          • Renata Maziarz

            Senior Advisor, Office of the Fiscal Assistant Secretary, U.S. Treasury

          • Philip Ashlock

            Chief Architect, Data.gov

        • Website Design

          City Analytics: A Government Web Reporting Kit You Can Set and Forget

          Web analytics should produce actionable reporting to better serve citizen needs. Measuring actions like downloads, form completions, and even frustrated behavior used to require page-by-page code customization. Learn about the City of Philadelphia's analytics tool any government can use—and leave with your own configuration ready to launch.

          • Lauren Ancona

            Senior Data Scientist, City of Philadelphia

        • 21st Century Gov 101

          Government as a Platform: How New Foundations Can Support Natively Digital Public Services

          Join Tom Loosemore, former Deputy Director of the UK Government Digital Service, for an overview of the GDS' Government as a Platform (GaaP) model. He'll spotlight just how simple, democratic and efficient government services can be when enabled by Government as a Platform thinking. Learn more about the GaaP ecosystem, and how the UK is securing leadership from politicians and top civil servants to continue supporting the country's digital reform efforts.

          • Tom Loosemore

            Former Deputy Director, UK Government Digital Service

      • 3:15 PM - 4:15 PM

        • Economic Development

          Business Engagement Design Workshop

          One of the biggest opportunities for governments to better engage with their business community is to rethink the permitting process and interactions required to start a business. Join us for a design workshop and apply user-centered approaches to re-design how governments and businesses interact in your community.

          • Efrem Bycer

            Director of Economic Development, Code for America

          • Colleen Cotter

            User Experience Lead, Code for America

        • Other

          The Top 10 Mistakes Civic Startups Make When Pitching to Government

          When governments partner with civic technologists to solve real problems, magic can happen. But all too often these opportunities are missed because both parties do not speak the same language. Come learn (and practice) the do’s, the don’ts, and the how’s of how to pitch civic tech to governments.

          • Joseph Curtatone

            Mayor, City of Somerville

          • Daniel Hadley

            Chief of Staff, City of Somerville

          • Denise Taylor

            Director of Communications, City of Somerville

          • Skye Stewart

            Director of Innovation and Analytics, City of Somerville

        • Open Data

          Quality vs. Quantity? Developing Strategies to Release Valuable, High-Quality Open Data

          Municipalities across the United States have set up online data portals, allowing residents to access everything from city expenditures to 311 service calls. Panelists will discuss the common barriers cities must overcome when implementing open data programs. Special attention will be paid to data quality and the strategies cities should adopt to regularly release high-quality, valuable datasets to residents and other external stakeholders.

          • Dustin Haisler

            Chief Innovation Officer, eRepublic

          • Andrew Nicklin

            Director of Open Data, Center for Government Excellence, Johns Hopkins University

          • Shelia Dugan Moderator

            Senior Analyst, Center for Government Excellence, Johns Hopkins University

          • Vijay Sammeta

            Chief Information Officer, City of San José

        • Mapping

          Open Your City's Buildings and Addresses, and Help the Blind with OpenStreetMap

          Louisville's Brigade, the city of Louisville, and the American Printing House for the Blind worked together to open geospatial data to help the visually impaired navigate their city using a mobile app. See how the Nearby Explorer app gives audible cues about the user's surroundings, learn how to effectively work with your city to open the data, and the best ways to organize brigade volunteers to load it into OpenStreetMap for the blind to use.

          • Michael Schnuerle

            Brigade Captain, Louisville Civic Data Alliance

          • Theresa Reno-Weber

            Chief of Performance & Technology, Louisville Metro Government

        • User Research & Design

          Communicating With Citizens Using Data Visualization (Sponsored by Microsoft)

          In this era of exploding data collection, analysis, and mining, data visualization as a way of communicating has never been more important-- especially between governments and the communities they serve. Hear from those who have used visualization to engage citizens around government transparency, transportation issues, urban planning, and environmental resiliency.

          • Adam Hecktman Moderator

            Director of Tech & Civic Innovation for Chicago, Microsoft

          • Lourdes German

            Fellow, Lincoln Institute of Land Policy and Director, Civic Innovation Project

          • Holly St. Clair

            Director of Data Services, Boston’s Metropolitan Area Planning Council

          • Derek Eder

            Founder and Partner, DataMade

          • Gordon Feller

            Director of Internet of Everything, Cisco

          • Claire Micklin

            Interaction Designer, University of Chicago

        • Brigade Leadership

          Community-Building for Diversity and Inclusivity

          Code for Philly shares their successes and challenges in cultivating cohesion among their diverse volunteer community. This session will include goal setting and strategies for moving towards more inclusive Brigade chapters.

          • Dawn McDougall

            Co-Captain, Code for Philly

          • Chris Alfano

            Co-Captain, Code for Philly

          • Megan Smith

            Chief Technology Officer, United States

        • Performance & Analytics

          Root Cause Analysis & Performance Management

          Trying to improve your government department's performance? Learn why root cause data can be more actionable than data for key performance indicators, and what needs to be done to change information systems to capture root cause data.

          • Daro Mott

            Director of Quality & Performance, Louisville Metro Government

          • Mary Hampton

            Senior Organizational Performance Analyst, Louisville Metro Government

        • Website Design

          Code for America's Alpha Bootcamp Spotlight

          Code for America helds it first bootcamp this summer for governments around the country embarking on website redesigns. Hear from the participants during a "show-and-tell", and learn what they plan to tackle next in their redesign process.

          • Jack Madans

            Product Growth, Code for America

          • Frances Berriman

            Interim Director of Communications & Engagement, Code for America

          • Natalie Bednarz

            Web Applications Developer, City of Orlando

          • Erik Schwartz

            Digital Services Specialist, City of Lexington KY

          • Chantrice Banks

            Web Content Manager, City of New Orleans

        • Open Data

          Open Data and Privacy

          What are some of the best practices around privacy and open data? Learn about a partnership between the City of Seattle and the University of Washington and how they're working to make more government data available while respecting the public's privacy.

          • Michael Mattmiller

            Chief Technology Officer, City of Seattle

          • Ryan Calo

            Assistant Professor of Law, University of Washington

        • Civic Engagement

          Digital Inclusion Meets Civic Tech: Today, Tomorrow, and Beyond

          The civic technology movement will only succeed in positively revolutionizing the relationship among government, institutions, and citizens if all community members have the tools and skills to engage in democracy. In this session, participants will learn how cities are positioning digital literacy within their overall broadband visions and explore innovative digital literacy initiatives underway at the local level.

          • Anne Schwieger Moderator

            Founder, Digital Equity Project

          • Deb Socia

            Executive Director, Next Century Cities

          • Denise Linn

            Program Analyst, Smart Chicago Collaborative

          • Demond Drummer

            Founder, CoderSpace

          • Chike Aguh

            Chief Program Officer, EveryoneOn

          • Susan Mernit

            Co-founder and CEO, Hack the Hood

        • Other

          Our City Oakland Public Design Spotlight

          Civic innovation is transforming not only the digital sphere of our cities, but also has profound implications for our built environment. Join Our City Co-Founders Jake Levitas and Ray Boyle for a look at how designers, makers, policy pioneers, and residents of all backgrounds are imagining and building the future of their communities - in Oakland and beyond.

          • Jake Levitas

            Co-founder, Our City

          • Ray Boyle

            Co-founder, Our City

        • Civic Engagement

          From Theory to Practice: Civic Engagement in the 21st Century

          Increasingly, technology is playing an important role in how governments engage with their community-- but are these tactics reaching a representative sampling of the population? Join Mayor Cabaldon of West Sacramento and Catherine Bracy, Code for America's Senior Director of Partnerships & Ecosystem for a lively debate on what meaningful and effective civic engagement looks like in the 21st century, and how to best implement it at the local level.

          • Catherine Bracy

            Senior Director of Partnerships and Ecosystem, Code for America

          • Mayor Christopher Cabaldon

            Mayor, City of West Sacramento

      • 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

        • User Research & Design

          Behind the Wireframes: 5 Case Studies in Civic Design

          Our public services are the ultimate legacy systems. For designers, understanding and addressing user needs can be far more challenging in this context—layered with years of administrative and policy change— than in "greenfield" product design. As a result, successful service design and product development is often highly idiosyncratic. Join five designers working in and around civic institutions as they go behind the scenes to let us in on what it's really like to redesign public services and tools for government. We will hear stories of balancing good design methods with government constraints to the challenges in building effective and diverse design teams.

          • Alan Williams Moderator

            Designer, Code for America

          • Emily Wright Moore Moderator

            Interaction Designer, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

          • Tiffany Chu

            Co-founder, Remix

          • Kavi Harshawat

            Designer, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

          • Shelly Ni

            Fellow, Code for America

        • Procurement

          Roundtable Discussion: Making Procurement Work for Agile

          You know you want to hire a web development firm that works in an agile way, but procurement can feel like a roadblock. From writing the RFP to structuring the contract, purchasing agile development services requires a fresh approach. We'll discuss innovations at the national level in the US and UK, and how government buyers and project managers can make agile work for them. Come learn from others who have successfully done it and share your questions and insights.

          • Ashley Meyers

            Civic Innovation Fellow, San Francisco Mayor's Office

          • Cindy Conway

            IS Engineer, City and County of San Francisco

        • Health & Social Services

          Asset-based Community Development Approaches to Health

          Join Dr. Stacy Lindau, Associate Professor at University of Chicago and Danny Avula Deputy Director, Richmond City Health Department as they share their stories about community engagement and health.

          • Stacy Lindau

            Associate Professor, The University of Chicago and Founder, NowPow, LLC

          • Danny Avula

            Deputy Director, Richmond City Health Department

        • IT Leadership

          Reinventing from Within: Enabling IT Innovation from Inside Government

          Tired of dealing with stakeholders who don't seem to “get” IT projects? Facing organizational resistance when implementing Agile methodologies? Find out some of the ways that the Applications Group within the City of Albuquerque Department of Technology and Innovation has been thinking about some of these problems.

          • Mark Leech

            Applications Services Group Manager, City of Albuquerque

        • Open Data

          Open Data, API’s and IoT: How They're Changing our World (Sponsored by Tropo)

          Johnny Diggz, founder of Geeks Without Bounds and Chief Evangelist for Tropo, now part of Cisco, will give an overview of how companies, cities and government organizations are wielding open data, cloud API’s and the Internet of Things to build powerful applications that are changing the way citizens interact with their government.

          • Johnny "Diggz" Higgins

            Chief Evangelist, Tropo

        • Mapping

          Unlocking Open Data with the Power of Search

          This workshop will highlight the importance of making data open by showing how it can be applied to create a search tool for open geographic data. We'll start by describing the OpenAddresses.io project, a collection of nearly 200 million rows of address data from 1,100 jurisdictions around the world. Then we will show how existing open-source tools are using this data as a powerful resource to enable users to easily translate their address into coordinates a computer can use in a mapping system, as well as coordinates into address fit for the post office.

          • Mike Migurski

            Chief Technology Officer, Code for America

          • Ian Dees

            Engineer, Braintree

          • Diana Shkolnikov

            Engineering Director, Search, Mapzen

        • IT Leadership

          Safety First: Prioritizing Privacy in Civic Technology Projects

          Making the web an empowering and secure place for users is not just possible -- in 2015, it's a necessity. This session will cover the concepts and best practices to meet this responsibility in civic technology projects and beyond. Learn practical steps for using standard industry practices around third party services, network encryption, and user anonymization.

          • Eric Mill

            Developer, 18F

        • Economic Development

          Introducing the Government-Business Engagement Standard

          How do we streamline the way governments and business work together to support economic vitality? How are governments improving the delivery of economic development programs and creating clarity around their regulatory processes? How do we make this information easy to understand? Join us for a roundatable discussion about best practices in government-business interactions.

          • Efrem Bycer

            Director of Economic Development, Code for America

        • Safety & Justice

          Open Policing: How Transparency can Lead to Trust, Community Engagement, and Positive Outcomes (Sponsored by Socrata)

          Across the nation, a new movement is sweeping into public safety practices. Cities, counties, and states are increasingly leveraging open data to build trust within communities and start a dialog between police departments and citizens. Technology and data, when applied thoughtfully, have been proven to help strengthen relations between communities and their law enforcement agencies. Come learn more about this movement and hear reports from the field.

          • Cam Caldwell Moderator

            Director, Nonprofit and Philanthropic Partnerships, Socrata

        • Website Design

          Pattern Portfolios: A Tool for Fast, Consistent Web Development

          Cut down on development time with a consistent, one-stop-shop for in-house developers and consultants when beginning a web-based project. No more guessing what colors your site should use or how to use them. We'll help you get started on giving your websites a consistent look and feel.

          • Karissa Demi

            ‎Front-End Web Developer, City of Philadelphia

        • 21st Century Gov 101

          10 Secrets of Successful Open Source Projects (Sponsored by Github)

          Open source is much more than simply publishing code. Open source is about growing communities of stakeholders to tackle shared challenges. Whether you're about to embark on your first open source project or your hundredth, join GitHub's Ben Balter to explore ten often-overlooked best practices that can level-up your agency's open source efforts, both in terms of how you collaborate internally and how you engage externally developers.

          • Ben Balter

            Government Evangelist, Github

        • Performance & Analytics

          Putting Citizen Surveys To Work

          The City of Kansas City has conducted a citizen survey since 2000 and has learned a few things along the way. Learn what questions to ask, how to incorporate survey data into discussions about city operations, and how to celebrate successes. Hear how Kansas City has put its citizen survey to use in measuring high-level outcomes and prioritizing service delivery.

          • Julie Steenson

            Deputy Performance Officer, City of Kansas City, MO

      • 2:00 PM - 5:30 PM

      • Hackspace

        Swing by the Code for America Hackspace to bring back a new app for your community. The hackspace is run by our volunteer civic technologist community, who will help you get the code up and running.

        Apps include:

        • Citygram - Sends text messages about important open data in your neighborhood.
        • CitySDK - Easily build new apps using the national Census data.
        • CutePets - Set up a Twitter bot for a local animal shelter.
        • City Analytics Dashboard - A live view into who is visiting your City’s website.
        • Click that Hood - A game to help learn the neighborhoods in your city.
        • Open Data Census - Research the quality of important data sets in your city.
        • Digital Service Census - Research the quality of your City’s website.
        • Civic Tech Issues - Hundreds of small civic tech tasks that need your help.
        • Waffle.io - Free project management software to track your Github issues.

      • Unconference

        Swing by the Unconference for interactive, participant-led, 45-minute small group discussions. There is no formal preparation necessary to lead a discussion- so feel free to join in!

        How to Host a Session:
        Go to the back left of the Tech Fair space, Exhibition Hall West, you'll find the schedule on a white board. On a large sticky, write your title and short description then place your session on a time spot. Or email garrett@codeforamerica.org

        Sessions teasers:
        2PM

        • Aftermath: How to help Lake Community CA rebuild for resilience post wildfire

        3:15PM
        • Next Gen Broadband; Planning for smart cities, regions and states

        4:30PM
        • Building a Robust Civic Tech and Data Ecosystem: Living Cities, NNIP & CfA
  • Reception
    • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

      • Reception

        Hang out with the Code for America community while enjoying light snacks and refreshments. Today's reception is brought to you by the folks over at Microsoft!

  • Nightime Festivities
    • 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

      • Code for America Ignite!

        Join us at Oakland's Starline Social Club for drinks, laughs, and what's sure to be a good time. Never heard of an Ignite? No worries! An Ignite is a story that's exactly 5 minutes long, told by a speaker who's working with 20 slides that auto-advance every 15 seconds (ready or not). Talks will be geeky, fanciful, poignant, educational, and/or funny.
        First drink is on us.

Thursday

  • Mainstage
    • 9:00 AM - 9:20 AM

      • Keynote

        Why This Work Matters

        Learn how creating accessible digital social services and delivering them in a streamlined, dignified way is critical to improving health and supporting upward economic mobility for millions of Californians (and beyond).

        • William Lightbourne

          Director, California Department of Social Services

        • Jacob Solomon Moderator

          Health Product Manager, Code for America

    • 9:20 AM - 10:00 AM

      • Lightning Talks

        Deepening Impact in Health

        Digital is redefining the health space. Hear stories about accessing health records, health databases that prescribe community health resources, and how to make it easier for low-income residents to apply for safety-net healthcare services.

        • Peter Levin

          Founder and CEO, Amida Technology Solutions

        • Dr. Stacy Lindau

          Associate Professor, The University of Chicago and Founder, NowPow, LLC

        • Jacob Solomon Moderator

          Health Product Manager, Code for America

        • Emma Smithayer

          2015 Richmond Fellow, Code for America

        • Danny Avula

          Deputy Director, Richmond City Health Department

    • 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

      • Lightning Talks

        The Government Talent Pipeline

        Learn how governments are reimagining what public service means in the 21st century by forming teams focused on delivery, establishing new positions to bring new skills into government, and creating a work environment that encourages employee engagement and growth.

        • Maksim Pecherskiy

          Chief Data Officer, City of San Diego

        • Almis Udrys

          Director of Performance & Analytics, City of San Diego

        • Ariel Kennan

          Director of Innovation and Design, New York City Mayor's Office of Operations

        • Daro Mott

          Director of Quality & Performance, Louisville Metro Government

        • Hillary Hartley Moderator

          Deputy Executive Director, 18F

        • Maggie King

          Program Director for Computational Analysis and Public Policy (CAPP), University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy

    • 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

      • Break

        Today's break is brought to you by the folks over at Google for Entrepreneurs!

    • 11:00 AM - 11:15 AM

      • Challenge Discussion

        Airbnb and the City

        Join Airbnb's CEO and co-founder, Brian Chesky, and Tim O'Reilly, founder of O'Reilly Media and Next:Economy: What's the Future of Work, for a conversation about Airbnb's economic impact in cities. Airbnb, the online platform for people to list, find, and rent homes has over 1,500,000 listings in 34,000 cities and 190 countries.

        • Tim O'Reilly

          Founder, O'Reilly Media and Next:Economy: What's the Future of Work

        • Brian Chesky

          Co-founder and CEO, Airbnb

    • 11:15 AM - 11:45 AM

      • Lightning Talks

        Deepening Impact in Safety and Justice

        Introducing Code for America's work in safety and justice and the 2015 Fellowship teams who are building tools to create safer communities.

        • Jenny Montoya-Tansey Moderator

          Director of Safety and Justice, Code for America

        • Tiffany Andrews

          2015 Indianapolis Fellow, Code for America

        • Laura Ellena

          2015 Indianapolis Fellow, Code for America

        • Laura White

          Executive Director, Citizens Police Complaint Office

        • Brenton Garrick

          Community Engagement Sergeant, Vallejo Police Department

        • Jazmyn Latimer

          2015 Vallejo Fellow, Code for America

    • 11:45 AM - 12:15 PM

      • Challenge Discussion

        Towards a Smarter Justice System: Safely Reducing Incarceration

        How are “tough on crime” politics giving way to “smart on crime” approaches to reduce our nation’s over­-reliance on incarceration and invest in developing stronger community safety infrastructure?

        • Gary Wilson

          Division Chief, City of Denver

        • Lenore Anderson

          Executive Director, Californians for Safety and Justice

        • Lynn Overmann Moderator

          Senior Policy Advisor to the US Chief Technology Officer, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy

        • Paul Figueroa

          ‎Assistant Chief, City of Oakland

  • Lunchtime Activities
    • 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

      • Lunch

        Today's lunch is brought to you by the folks over at Socrata!

    • 12:30 PM - 7:00 PM

      • Tech Fair

        Demo and learn more about the newest tools and technology powering 21st century governments around the country.

  • Workshops
      • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

        • Open Data

          Dashboard Confessionals: Data-driven Dashboards for Better Public Engagement (Sponsored by Accela)

          With the adoption of open data programs and policies by governments across the country, citizens (and governments themselves) have access to more raw data than ever before. One potential downside of all this open data is that information might be hard for citizens to consume, important insights might be scattered across multiple data sources, and the data might require some domain expertise to fully consume. In an age when a host of new open source tools and visualization frameworks are available, governments are addressing this problem by building (and sharing) compelling, easy to use data dashboards that distill raw data into valuable insights. This session will highlight several data dashboard projects and the factors that helped shape their success.

          • Peter Pirnejad

            ‎Development Services Director, City of Palo Alto

          • Seth Axthelm Moderator

            Developer Evangelist, Accela

          • Lauren Ancona

            Senior Data Scientist, City of Philadelphia

          • Lilian Coral

            ‎Deputy Chief Data Officer, City of Los Angeles

        • Performance & Analytics

          Becoming a What Works City

          Michele Jolin will moderate a discussion with city leaders who are at the forefront of the national movement to use evidence and data to get better results for their city residents. As part of Bloomberg Philanthropies’ What Works Cities, these leaders are implementing tested and proven strategies to make government more effective, from open data and performance management to low-cost evaluations and results-driven contracting. Join this session to hear about this national movement, as well as what it means to be a What Works City.

          • Michele Jolin Moderator

            CEO, Results for America

          • Theresa Reno-Weber

            Chief of Performance & Technology, Louisville Metro Government

          • Oliver Wise

            Director of Performance and Accountability, City of New Orleans

          • Kate Joncas

            Deputy Mayor of Operations, City of Seattle

          • Beth Blauer

            Executive Director, Johns Hopkins University Center for Government Excellence

        • Procurement

          Retos Públicos: Attracting Companies to Civic Tech Through an Open Procurement Process

          Mexico's Retos Públicos program is an open procurement process for government IT. Learn more about the process, and how it's creating new business opportunities for small and medium sized enterprises in Mexico.

          • Oscar Montiel

            Co-founder, Codeando México

          • Juan Pablo Escobar

            Co-founder, Codeando México

        • Health & Social Services

          Using Human Design to Improve Social Services Delivery

          mRelief.com, the organization dedicated to modernizing public benefits with an unprecedented use of SMS in social services eligibility determination, joins forces with Code for Anchorage to discuss how human centered design can inform technology focused on improving social services delivery. Through interactive exercises, we’ll share best practices for collaborations between government and developers from ideation to delivery.

          • Genevieve Nielsen

            Co-founder and CTO, mRelief

          • Rose Afriyie

            Co-founder and Project Manager, mRelief

          • Brendan Babb

            Sr. Programmer/Analyst, PangoMedia

        • Civic Engagement

          A Grassroots Approach to Broadband Mapping: Lessons from Seattle

          Join New America's Open Technology Institute and the City of Seattle for a discussion about using open data from Measurement Lab and crowdsourcing to collect citywide Internet performance data. Learn how the City is using this data to better understand residents' internet quality and inform infrastructure decisions.

          • Georgia Bullen

            Technical Projects Manager, Open Technology Institute at New America

          • Michael Mattmiller

            Chief Technology Officer, City of Seattle

        • 21st Century Gov 101

          Using Journey Mapping to Uncover Unmet User Needs and Develop New Services

          The use of a service is only part of a user’s journey. First users have to discover your service, relate it to what they are trying to accomplish and complete a series of related tasks. Learn how we use journey mapping to uncover unmet user needs and prioritize new service creation. We’ll showcase how we have used this powerful design tool and help you put it to practice.

          • Joy Bonaguro

            Chief Data Officer, ‎City and County of San Francisco

          • Jason Lally

            Open Data Program Manager, City and County of San Francisco

        • Safety & Justice

          The White House Police Data Initiative: Using Open Data and Technology to Build Trust, Increase Transparency, and Engage the Community

          Beginning with protests in Ferguson, MO in the fall of 2014, the relationship between police departments and communities of color has moved to the center of national conversation. Learn more about the White House's Initiative, its progress to date, and how the Code for America community can support it.

          • Clarence Wardell

            Presidential Innovation Fellow

        • Health & Social Services

          Beyond the PDF Data Report: New Ways for Government to Communicate Health Data

          How can local governments harness data to achieve social impact – e.g. raising public awareness of issues, informing policy decisions, curbing unhealthy behaviors? For years, PDF reports have been the standard way governments communicate data. Now, a number of California communities are employing new methods to translate and engage communities with health data. Come join a discussion about how we all can better leverage data to push for social change.

          • Andy Krackov Moderator

            Associate Director for External Engagement, California HealthCare Foundation

          • Dale Fleming

            Director, Office of Strategy and Innovation Health and Human Services Agency County of San Diego

          • Joel Riphagen

            Owner, Riphagen Consulting and Policy Evangelist, Code for Sacramento

          • Matt Willis, MD, MPH

            Public Health Officer, Marin County Health and Human Services

        • IT Leadership

          Building User-Friendly Tools: Lessons Learned from the City of Asheville

          Learn how the City of Asheville used user-centered design and Lean Startup principles in the real world to build a web app for accessing city information that both citizens and city employees actually want to use. We'll demo SimpliCity: a simple, user-friendly tool to access community data.

          • Cameron Carlyle

            GIS Analyst, City of Asheville

          • Dave Michelson

            GIS Analyst, City of Asheville

        • Safety & Justice

          Building Digital Tools for Legal Service Providers

          For every low-income person who receives free legal services, several are turned away; millions of people in the US need help interfacing with government agencies and legal service providers. In this hour long breakout session, we'll explore some of the needs of legal advocates who help low-income individuals navigate these services. We'll begin with a panel to learn from those in the forefront of this supportive work. Then we'll open it up for conversation.

          • Nikki Zeichner Moderator

            Fellow, Code for America

          • Margaret Hagan

            Lecturer, Stanford Institute of Design

          • Alex Gulotta

            Executive Director, Bay Area Legal Aid

          • Sacha Steinberger

            Founding Attorney, Project Legal Link

        • Economic Development

          TechHire: Growing the Pie for IT Talent Through Inclusive Hiring and Accelerated Training

          There are over 600,000 open tech jobs across the country. With that number steadily increasing, and not enough Computer Science majors to meet the demand, a new channel for hiring quality IT talent is growing across the country – TechHire. Announced by President Obama earlier this year, TechHire is an initiative to expand the pool for IT talent through accelerated training and inclusive hiring practices focused on skills and competencies rather than degrees or pedigree. Hear how business and municipal IT leaders are making this happen in their cities and states.

          • Byron Auguste Moderator

            Opportunity@Work Managing Director and former White House economic advisor

          • Stephen Yadzinski

            Chief Technology Officer, Innovate+Educate

          • Sandi Hoff

            Director, Education Collaborative, Nashville Technology Council

          • Mindy Aronoff

            Director of Training, Bay Area Video Coalition

      • 3:15 PM - 4:15 PM

        • Economic Development

          Economic Opportunity in a Global Workforce: LinkedIn's Economic Graph

          Join LinkedIn and partner cities as they share how they're taking a data-driven approach to understanding gaps in their local workforce and identifying types of public-private partnerships and investments to match skills in demand with those in supply.

          • Nicole Isaac Moderator

            Head of Economic Graph Policy Partnerships, LinkedIn

          • Cindy Tan

            Project Director, Civic Action

          • Laura Moran

            Chief of Staff, San Francisco Unified School District

          • Ted Smith

            Chief Technology Officer, Louisville Metro Government

        • 21st Century Gov 101

          United States Digital Service + 18F Overview

          Come hear the inspiring true stories about the important work underway by the United States Digital Service and 18F to bring best practices from engineering, product management, and design to help transform the way government works for the American people.

          • Cathryn Posey

            Talent, United States Digital Service

          • Todd Park

            Tech Advisor, the White House

          • Hillary Hartley

            Deputy Executive Director, 18F

          • Dana Chisnell

            User Researcher, United States Digital Service

        • Website Design

          Content Design: What It Is and Why You Need It

          If you'd like to make your web content clearer, more understandable, and easier to navigate, chances are good your site needs content design. In this session, we'll go over ways to assess, revise, and create content so that it meets key user needs.

          • Erin Abler

            Lead Content Designer, City of Philadelphia

        • Safety & Justice

          Community Spotlight: Jersey City's Public Safety Alert System

          Learn how Open Jersey City is collaborating with government, residents, and donors on a public service alert (PSA) project that uses 911 public safety data to help raise resident awareness and create safer neighborhoods. Demo their PSA tool, and learn how to replicate a similar approach to community policing and reporting in your city.

          • Akisia Grigsby

            Co-Executive Director and Founding Partner, Open JC

          • Brian Platt

            Director of Innovation, City of Jersey City

          • Emmanuel Simon

            Co-Executive Director and Founding Partner, Open JC

          • Sharad Hedge

            Director of Technology, Open JC

        • User Research & Design

          Designing for Regulation at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

          As the design team at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has grown, we’ve moved from designing basic reports and templates to designing for federal financial regulation. Designers can help consider user-centered systems for financial disclosure, shaping the way we interact with consumers and the financial industry. We’ll discuss new mortgage and prepaid disclosure designs, and the CFPB websites that support them.

          • Mollie Bates

            Graphic Designer, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

          • Ben Guhin

            UX Design Fellow, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

        • Civic Engagement

          Civic User Testing Group (CUTGroup) as a New Model for UX Testing, Digital Skills Development, and Community Engagement

          The Civic User Testing Group (CUTGroup) is a community of residents who get paid to test civic websites and apps, and help create better software. Through the CUTGroup, Smart Chicago has created a platform for meaningful collaboration between residents and developers around data and technology. Sonja Marziano of the Smart Chicago Collaborative will share tools and processes to run a successful CUTGroup that centers around the voice of the resident.

          • Sonja Marziano

            Project Coordinator, SmartChicago Collaborative

        • Safety & Justice

          Case Study from North Carolina: Identifying Racial Bias in Policing Practices

          North Carolina developers and civil rights advocates used demographic data from nearly 20,000,000 unique traffic stops in the state to create a digital tool for identifying race-based policing practices. Come learn more about the process and how they using it to challenge these practices in the courts.

          • Ian Mance

            Staff Attorney, Southern Coalition for Social Justice

          • Colin Copeland

            Co-captain, Code for Durham Brigade; Chief Technology Officer, Caktus Group

        • Civic Engagement

          Build With, Not For: A Hands-on Workshop for Community-Led Development

          This interactive workshop is a guided, brass-tacks conversation about how to build technology for public good with the communities you intend to serve. We’ll review new research from Laurenellen McCann and the Smart Chicago Collaborative on how real practitioners from a variety of different contexts co-develop, co-design, and co-deliver civic technology. You’ll walk away with a framework for developing an engagement plan that puts community at the core of your work.

          • Laurenellen McCann

            Civic Innovation Fellow, Institute New America Foundation

        • Performance & Analytics

          The Enterprise Model

          See how LouieStat's Enterprise Model tool helps agencies evaluate how well they are doing on meeting their mission and goals as well as support managers in making more informed, data-driven decisions. Learn more about this tool and how it can be used to help an organization improve.

          • Daro Mott

            Director of Quality & Performance, Louisville Metro Government

          • Shireen Deobhakta

            Performance Coach, Louisville Metro Government

        • Health & Social Services

          Health Data: Creating a New Generation of Smarter, Agile, Public Health Actions

          From healthcare to community initiatives, from social media to social services, and from criminal justice to education, data is crucial to the transformation of the health industry. Across the country, we're seeing actionable data as a key force to solving public health challenges. In this session, learn how Public Health Officials are leveraging open data, data integration, informatics, and predictive analytics to solve some of our most pressing problems.

          • Jay Bhatt, DO, MPH, MPA, FACP

            Chief Health Officer, Illinois Hospital Association

          • Anish Mahajan, MD, MPH

            Director of System Planning, Improvement, and Data Analytics, Los Angeles County Department of Health Services

          • Leslie Upledger Ray, MPH, MPPA, MA

            Senior Epidemiologist County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency

          • Muntu Davis, MD, MPH

            County Health Officer, Alameda County

        • 21st Century Gov 101

          Fallow Ground into Fertile Space: How to Build an Innovation Space in City Hall

          Get started bringing an Innovation Lab to your government! Learn how to create inter-departmental and cross-sector approaches to changing the way government does business. Using The City of Oakland's The Civic Design Lab as a case study, we'll walk through the process of standing up an Innovation Lab from idea to reality- including logistics, budget, and strategy.

          • Mai Ling Garcia

            Online Engagement Manager, City of Oakland

          • Kiran Jain

            Chief Strategy Officer, Neighborly

        • Performance & Analytics

          Kicking off a City Hall Analytics Shop

          Interested in municipal analytics? Want to start an analytics shop in your city? We'll help you get started, earn organizational buy-in, select projects, and much more. Hear stories and lessons learned from veterans in Los Angeles, New York City, and New Orleans.

          • Oliver Wise

            Director of Performance and Accountability, City of New Orleans

          • Mike Flowers

            Chief Analytics Officer, Enigma

          • Abhi Nemani

            Former Chief Data Officer, City of Los Angeles

          • Beth Blauer Moderator

            Executive Director, Johns Hopkins University Center for Government Excellence

      • 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

        • 21st Century Gov 101

          United States Digital Service + 18F Overview (part 2)

          This is part two of an informational session about 18F and the United States Digital Service. Meet some of the engineers, product managers, and designers who are helping transform the way government works for the American people.

        • Safety & Justice

          Affordable Analytics: Leveraging Open Source Software To Measure What Matters

          Learn about the Open Justice Broker Consortium and how its growing membership is collaborating on development of an information-sharing platform for justice built on open source software, including a recent focus on developing analytics tools to better understand justice-involved populations and programs. Explore the applicability of OJBC-like models and open source analytics tools to government generally.

          • Scott Came

            ‎Executive Director, SEARCH

        • Civic Engagement

          Participatory Budgeting: Community Engagement in Real Budget Decisions

          Participatory Budgeting (PB) builds valuable civic skills and knowledge, engages communities in real decisions, and develops stronger relationships with local officials through what they NY Times calls “revolutionary civics in action.” Learn why local officials across North America are turning to PB and leave with concrete strategies to bring PB to your community.

          • Aseem Mulji

            Data & Tech Manager, Participatory Budgeting Project

          • Marti Brown

            Former City Councilwoman, City of Vallejo

        • 21st Century Gov 101

          Building Blocks of Agile

          Frustrated by missing deadlines and making things customers don't actually want? Interested in agile but don't know how to start using it in your organization? Join us for step-by-step instructions to learn agile methodologies using LEGOs.

          • David Leonard

            Developer, Code for America

          • Amy Mok

            Software Developer, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

        • Safety & Justice

          Introduction to CfA's Safety & Justice Focus Area

          Getting the right information to the right person at the right time -- in the right way -- can make our communities safer and more just. Come learn how Code for America partners with local governments, foundations, and others to make our public safety and criminal justice systems work for the people, by the people, in the 21st century.

          • Jenny Montoya Tansey

            Director of Safety and Justice, Code for America

        • IT Leadership

          With the People: How to Partner with the Outside to Do Better Government Together

          Much of the current thinking in civic technology involves the idea of “getting technologists to come to government.” But what about the other way around? Learn what's worked and lessons learned from MassIT's engagement with the Boston tech community.

          • Samantha Hammar

            Director of Strategic Partnerships, Massachusetts Office of Information Technology

        • 21st Century Gov 101

          Telling Stories with Your Data (Sponsored by LiveStories)

          We all need data insights to guide our decision-making, but getting from spreadsheet to useful information can be a tedious and time consuming process. This session will cover how you can make your data more accessible to your organization, explore tools to analyze, visualize, and present data and share best practices around presenting data. The session will be highly interactive and will jump between short presentations with tips & tricks and hands-on experience with data visualization and data storytelling.

          • Adnan Mahmud

            Founder and CEO, LiveStories

          • Anders Maul

            Marketing Manager, LiveStories

        • Brigade Leadership

          Lessons from Organizing the Chi Hack Night

          Trying to grow civic hacking in your community? Learn how the Chi Hack Night went from four nerds sitting in a room to a weekly event with 80-100 talented volunteers working to create more just, equitable, transparent and delightful cities through exciting applications of data and technology.

          • Derek Eder

            Founder and Partner, DataMade

          • Claire Micklin

            Interaction Designer, University of Chicago

        • Economic Development

          Cutting Red Tape: Making Local Government Work Better For Business

          Governments are working hard to streamline their permitting and licensing processes and create more welcoming environments for small-businesses and support overall job growth. Hear stories from some of the White House's Start Up in a Day grant winners (San Francisco, Los Angeles and Boston) about how they are improving government and business interactions

          • Frank Aguirre

            Business Development Specialist, City of Los Angeles

          • Joel Mahoney

            Co-Founder, Open Counter Enterprises Inc.

          • Jane Gong

            Program Director, Office of Technology, City of San Francisco

          • Star Wilbraham Moderator

            Office of Intergovernmental Affairs, U.S. Small Business Administration

          • Matt Mayrl

            ‎Deputy CIO & Director of Citywide Analytics Team, City of Boston

        • Open Data

          You Published Some Data. So What?

          Every open data program must do more than simply publish data - it must directly create value for each stakeholder in the data chain. Learn how strategic data releases can create immediate value for both your internal staff and local community.

          • Joy Bonaguro

            Chief Data Officer, City and County of San Francisco

          • Jason Lally

            Open Data Program Manager, City and County of San Francisco

      • 2:00 PM - 5:30 PM

      • Hackspace

        Swing by the Code for America Hackspace to bring back a new app for your community. The hackspace is run by our volunteer civic technologist community, who will help you get the code up and running.

        Apps include:

        • Citygram - Sends text messages about important open data in your neighborhood.
        • CitySDK - Easily build new apps using the national Census data.
        • CutePets - Set up a Twitter bot for a local animal shelter.
        • City Analytics Dashboard - A live view into who is visiting your City’s website.
        • Click that Hood - A game to help learn the neighborhoods in your city.
        • Open Data Census - Research the quality of important data sets in your city.
        • Digital Service Census - Research the quality of your City’s website.
        • Civic Tech Issues - Hundreds of small civic tech tasks that need your help.
        • Waffle.io - Free project management software to track your Github issues.

      • Unconference

        Swing by the Unconference for interactive, participant-led, 45-minute small group discussions. There is no formal preparation necessary to lead a discussion- so feel free to join in!

        How to Host a Session:
        Go to the back left of the Tech Fair space, Exhibition Hall West, you'll find the schedule on a white board. On a large sticky, write your title and short description then place your session on a time spot. Or email garrett@codeforamerica.org

        Session teasers:
        2PM

        • Automation of Data Management

        3:15PM
        • Councilmatic version 2: open data for city governments

        4:30PM
  • Reception
    • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

      • Reception

        Hang out with the Code for America community while enjoying light snacks and refreshments.

Friday

  • Mainstage
    • 9:00 AM - 9:15 AM

      • Keynote

        Transforming Organizational Culture at Etsy

        With a team of over 685 employees serving 1.4 million active users, Etsy’s mission permeates the company and has created a culture of continuous learning. Hear from Kellan what it takes to build and protect organizational culture.

        • Kellan Elliot McCrea

          Chief Technology Officer, Etsy

    • 9:15 AM - 10:00 AM

      • Lightning Talks

        The Strategy is Delivery: Practices of 21st Century Government

        Transforming government isn’t merely about adopting new technology: it’s also about embedding new approaches to problem solving and service delivery within teams and organizations.

        • Ade Adewunmi

          Digital Strategy Advisor, United Kingdom Government Digital Service

        • Aaron Ogle

          Director of Civic Technology, City of Philadelphia

        • Nicole Neditch Moderator

          Senior Director of Government Practices, Code for America

        • Ben Smithgall

          2015 Pittsburgh Fellow, Code for America

        • Laura Meixell

          Analytics and Strategy Manager, City of Pittsburgh

        • Erie Meyer

          Founding Member, United States Digital Service

    • 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

      • Lightning Talks

        Deepening Impact in Economic Development

        Hear stories around how to build and grow digital economic development services focused on inclusive opportunities and reduce pain-points between business owners and government.

        • Efrem Bycer Moderator

          Director of Economic Development, Code for America

        • Grant Smith

          2015 West Sacramento Fellow, Code for America

        • Jon Robinson

          Deputy City Manager, City of West Sacramento

        • William Tyner

          2015 Albuquerque Fellow, Code for America

        • Mark Leech

          Applications Services Group Manager, City of Albuquerque

    • 10:45 AM - 11:15 AM

      • Break

        Today's break is brought to you by the folks over at Github!

    • 11:15 AM - 11:35 AM

      • Lightning Talks

        It's About Feedback Loops: Data, Technology and Policy

        Even in a digital age, we're seeing policy largely divorced of the delivery and implementation of services. By adopting data-driven approaches and focusing on the needs of users (instead of the government), we’re seeing more efficient and effective policies. This session focuses on how technology and data can create policy feedback loops in social services, housing, government operations, and more.

        • Dan Hon

          Editorial Director, Code for America

        • Jaron Benjamin

          Vice President of Community Mobilization & National Advocacy, HousingWorks

        • Eddie Tejeda

          Co-Founder, OpenOakland

        • Whitney Barazoto

          Executive Director, Oakland Public Ethics Commission

    • 11:35 AM - 12:05 PM

      • Lightning Talks

        A New Standard for Community Engagement

        Learn more from local governments that are adopting approaches and tactics to ensure effective, meaningful, and responsive engagement with their residents.

        • Catherine Bracy Moderator

          Senior Director of Partnerships and Ecosystem, Code for America

        • Julie Steenson

          Deputy Performance Officer, City of Kansas City, MO

        • Sam Vaughn

          Program Mentor, City of Richmond, CA

        • Ernie Hsiung

          2015 Miami-Dade Fellow, Code for America

        • Mike Sarasti

          ‎Program Manager, Miami-Dade County

        • David Driskell

          Executive Director of Community Planning & Sustainability, City of Boulder

    • 12:05 PM - 12:20 PM

      • Technology Awards Announcement

        The Code for America Technology Awards recognize the most influential and effective products and services powering 21st century governments. Watch on the Main Stage as the leaders behind these technologies are awarded.

        • Catherine Bracy

          Senior Director of Partnerships and Ecosystem, Code for America

        • Tiffani Ashley Bell

          Executive Director, Detroit Water Project

    • 12:20 PM - 12:40 PM

      • Keynote

        The Next Generation of Civic Designers

        Public servants are civic designers in their own right. How can government better use design to solve problems?

        • Dana Chisnell

          User Researcher, United States Digital Service

    • 12:40 - 1:00 PM

      • Closing Remarks

        How is Code for America thinking about what lies ahead for building a government that works for the people, by the people, in the 21st century?

        • Jennifer Pahlka

          Executive Director, Code for America

The Code for America Summit is a safe, respectful environment for learning and collaboration. Read our Code of Conduct.