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! www.smgov.net/wellbeing
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?