Tuesday, October 13, 2015

An #Outsider Newsflash: On the Code For America Summit

We wanted to share this we received from the Code for America Summit which we hope all find of interest:

The 2015 Code for America Summit was our biggest to date. Over 1200 technologists, community members, and government staff and officials met in Oakland, CA to learn about 21st century government and the civic tech movement.
If you couldn't make it, we want to make sure you still get to take part in key Summit moments. We’ve gathered top Summit videos, photos, recaps, and #CfASummit social media for you.


All the Summit main stage talks are now streaming. We've collected a few for you here. Watch all the talks on the #CfASummit videos page.
“Defining a 21st Century Government”
Jake Solomon talks about how 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.
“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.
“Deepening Impact in Safety & Justice”
The Indianapolis Fellowship team shares their work with the White House to guide standards around critical police information, as well as how they are using open data to strengthen the relationship between Indianapolis' law enforcement and the community it serves.
“Data, Technology, and Policy”
Jaron Benjamin, VP of Community Mobilization & National Advocacy at Housing Works, shares his work to help New York City's HIV/AIDS Services Administration use data-driven approaches to ensure stable housing and prevent homelessness for over 10,000 low-income New Yorkers living with HIV/AIDS.
Looking for more? Browse all the talks on our website.
Share the talks with your network with the hastag #CfASumit and start new conversations.

Be Social

You hashtagged all the things. #CfASummit was trending nationwide during the Summit. Check out some of the top tweets.

See The Photos

Get the full experience. See some of the Summit photos on the Code for America Facebook page.

Read up

Want more main stage highlights? Read the recaps of Day 1Day 2, and Day 3.

Quote 'em

Read these memorable speaker quotes from the main stage:
“How can we use the power of data as a tool of transparency and accountability?”
— Tiffany Andrews, 2015 CfA Fellow in Indianapolis
“I’ve never met a public servant who does it because they wanted easy work. We do it because it’s worthwhile.”
— Ade Adewunmi, Digital Strategy Advisor, United Kingdom Government Digital Service
“We’re working on technology to analyze data in order to look at our jobs...We can use data to improve law enforcement moving forward.”
— Paul Figueroa, Assistant Police Chief of the City of Oakland

Still want more?

Go to the #CfASummit page for even more information about the Summit and dates for the 2016 Code for America Summit. (Hint: it's November 2-4, but you should still visit the Summit page—there’s a lot more #CfASummit fun to check out.)

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