The Code for America summit (#CfASummit) is an annual collection of smart government and civic technology practitioners. On Tuesday October 13 2015, from 6:30pm-8:30pm EDT, BetaNYC has invited NYC’s #CfASummit attendees to come to Microsoft Civic‘s NYC offices to share their insights, highlights, and reinforce the local connections made on that other coast. You’ll get the “Best of CfASummit“, even if you couldn’t make the trip, as eight to ten Code for America Summit speakers and attendees will recap their personal highlights and reconnect the discussions to the work our community’s doing locally. The event will be webcast live via the Internet Society’s Livestream Channel. See below:
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WEBCAST WEDNESDAY 6pm: @codeforamerica asks How Do We Avoid the Next Healthcare.gov? #govtech @civichall @betanyc
On Wednesday April 8 2015 Code for America presents How Do We Avoid the Next Healthcare.gov? at Civic Hall in NYC. Five years after she founded Code for America Jennifer Pahlka, along with a panel of government technology leaders, will share successes, challenges, and opportunities in building government that works in the 21st century. SPEAKERS: Jen Pahlka, Founder, Code for America; Steven Levy, Editor in Chief, Backchannel; and author of Hackers, In the Plex, and other books; Amen Ra Mashariki, Chief Analytics Officer, City of New York; Jascha Franklin-Hodge, Chief Information Officer, City of Boston; Matthew Klein, Executive Director, Center for Economic Opportunity & Senior Advisor for Service Innovation, NYC Mayor’s Office of Operations; Ariel Kennan, Director, Innovation and Design, NYC Mayor’s Office of Operations; Carl Malamud, President, Public.Resource.Org. The event will be webcast live via the Internet Society Livestream Channel.
What: How Do We Avoid the Next Healthcare.gov?
Where: Civic Hall NYC
When: Wednesday April 8 2015 6pm-8pm EDT | 22:00-00:00 UTC
Twitter: @codeforamerica + #govtech
BetaNYC is the latest incarnation of the ever-evolving NYC Open Government working group formerly known as Open NY Forum, whose original policy concepts have successfully been adopted and launched by Governor Andrew Cuomo. The group is now sponsored by, and incorporated as a local ‘brigade’ of, the Code for America organization (CfA) – a national effort partly funded by the same Kauffman Foundation that supports HackNY. CfA funds a full-time director (Noel Hidalgo) for BetaNYC, which organizes monthly #BetaTalk presentations, weekly #CivicHackNights, and occasional #GovGeek socials. CfA itself presents further opportunities – it has an accelerator program for civic startups, also awards fellowships, and funds worthy local projects. At this meetup there was comprehensive introduction to CfA and its activities, including fellow Ezra Spiers presenting on a NYC Project to improve the city’s Criminal Justice system. CfA volunteer Veronica Ludwig talked about the NYC BigApps challenge, in which #BetaNYC actively participates. Video is below.
- View on YouTube: http://youtu.be/d7THnvoCLNk
- Transcribe on AMARA: http://www.amara.org/en/videos/AiqF3ZHIHGjN/
00:09 Introduction – Noel Hidalgo
02:11 Open Plans – Frank Hibbert
03:17 BetaNYC – Noel Hidalgo
10:40 Code for America – Alex Tran
27:35 CfA Fellowship & NYC Criminal Justice Project – Ezra Spier
43:59 BetaNYC #CivicHackNights – Ashley Williams
55:37 NYC BigApps – Veronica Ludwig
- Join BetaNYC: http://www.meetup.com/betanyc/