An exciting bonus event has been added to the Gigabit City Summit! If you have an interest in government innovation, civic hacking or open data, you'll want to join us after the conference sessions on Tuesday, Jan. 13, at 8:00 p.m. for a special after-hours program with national and local leaders of Code for America.
In 2014, Code for America brought together 4,500 volunteers, 500 government staff from 140 cities, 30 fellows, and a growing network of companies to help deliver more effective, efficient, and inclusive government services.
Through the Fellowship program, 103 talented technologists have taken a year from their careers to build 55 apps with 30 cities. In 2013, Code for America fellows Andrew Hyder and Ariel Kennan spent a year in the Kansas City, Missouri, and Kansas City, Kansas, communities meeting with civic leaders and community groups to diagnose a social problem and develop a technology tool to address it (read about the project).
On Tuesday, Jan. 13, from 8-10pm, at Nick and Jake's (5031 Main St.), CfA stalwarts Catherine Bracy, Bradley Holt, Chris Whitaker and David Rowe will form a panel to discuss how this groundbreaking cause is making American government work better. You'll also hear from members of the local Code for KC Brigade team, who are working on a number of coding projects to benefit the city and its residents.
Admission is free to badge-holding attendees of the Gigabit City Summit. Others may purchase admission for $10. Free appetizers and a cash bar will be available. REGISTER HERE >