With the battle between Apple and the FBI dominating the headlines, the technological relationship between the government and its citizens is a hot topic of conversation. In the past Philly has been touted as a model of positive engagement — including an Open Data unit. Join us for a conversation about what makes Philly special. What efforts are being made to maintain this positive civic engagement with technology? How can Philly be a model for other governments to follow? In what way can we continue to innovate and improve? Be a part of the discussion and Philadelphia’s future.
Tim Wisniewski is the Chief Data Officer for the City of Philadelphia, where he and his team work with City departments to enhance transparency and civic engagement by publishing government data online, building websites and digital services.
Chris Alfano is a co-founder of Northern Liberties collaborative co-working space Localhost and development firm Jarvus. He is the brigade captain for Code for Philly, a Code for America brigade, who work to improve Philadelphia through technology.
Briana Morgan is a data geek, health planner, and writer. She believes in the power of data to transform communities, and thinks data should be accessible to every audience. Much of her work centers on using both qualitative and quantitative research to improve HIV services. Briana is also a co-organizer of Philly NetSquared, a board member at PANMA (the Philadelphia Area New Media Association), and co-creator of Rebel Public Health.
Audience members will be given the opportunity to contribute questions and participate in the discussion.
Light refreshments will be provided for the event.
The entrance to the event will be off 24th.