Tech + People = Santa Monica, a City of Wellbeing

  • March 3, 2014 · 7:00 PM

Santa Monica was recently awarded a $1M prize from the Bloomberg Foundation to measure wellbeing. They'd like to chat with us to see what ideas they could pursue!

This is a follow-up to our very first meetup where Santa Monica presented some of their plans for exploring Open Data. It's an exciting time as they now have tremendous support to move forward!


7:00-7:10 Arrive and settle-in. 

7:10-7:20 Introductions & Announcements.

7:20-7:40 Update on Santa Monica’s Open Data Initiative: Jory Wolf, Santa Monica CIO

An update from last time and overview of Santa Monica’s approach to using technology as the key for moving beyond ‘city as usual’ to better serve and engage with people.

7:40-8:00 Wellbeing Project, Julie Rusk, Assistant Director of Community and Cultural Services & Brianna Freiheit, Wellbeing Project Manager

What does it mean for a city to ‘define, measure, and actively improve wellbeing?’ An overview of Santa Monica’s Bloomberg-funded Wellbeing Project and exploration of challenges particular to subjective data and data collection mechanisms.

8:00-8:20 The People’s Academy & Civic Engagement (Matt Mornick, Assistant to the City Manager & Behrang Abadi, Web Development Manager)

What is the City of Santa Monica doing NOW to encourage civic engagement and increase transparency?

8:20-9:00 Discussion/Brainstorm

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  • Tamara

    How did this go?

    May 26, 2014

  • Sirinya Tritipeskul M.

    Super informative. Thanks to everyone who came.

    March 5, 2014

  • Stephen C.

    It was cool to see the city of SaMo getting so inspired about tech. #win

    1 · March 4, 2014

  • yifei s.


    March 4, 2014

  • Shash

    Excited for more open data sources from SMGOV! Thanks for all the info.

    2 · March 4, 2014

  • catherine c.

    One of my closest friends has the premier of their documentary and I have to be there. Hope you have a great event!

    March 2, 2014

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