March 14, 2015
Board members Garlin Gilchrist II, deputy technology director for civic community engagement, City of Detroit, and Dan O’Neil, executive director, Smart Chicago Collaborative, are presenting today at SXSW.
The panel titled “Real Talk about Civic Tech” focuses on the phenomenon of using technology to spur civil engagement and make government more effective. Panelists will discuss approaches and tools, as well as discussing the impact and how to move forward as civic techology becomes more mainstream.
Catherine Bracy, director of community organizing, Code for America, and John Bracken, vice president of media innovation, Knight Foundation, round out the panel.
The panel is slated for today, Saturday, March 14. More information is available on the SXSW site.