Two years ago, the Knight Foundation embarked on a program to look at ideas, tools and projects to increase civic engagement and participation. Damian Thorman, National Program Director, shares some insights from the KF Tech for Engagement initiative so far, and highlights some of the key focus areas for collaboration in the future.
Building a culture of collaboration and participation is a key ingredient to making innovative programs work in cities.
Mark Headd talks about his time with Code for America as their Head of Government Relations, and shares some of the emergent learnings from the intersection between the various elements of CfA’s program – the cities, the fellows, the brigade, the commons and now the start-ups.
Kevin Curry, founder of CityCamp, talks about Brigade, the new civic tech organizing program he’s heading up for Code for America that seeks to energise the tech developer community across the US to…
Honolulu Deputy Chief Information Officer Forest Frizzell joins us to discuss Honolulu open government and Gov 2.0, CityCamp Honolulu and the exciting opportunities presented by the city’s upcoming partnership with Code for America….