Crowdsourcing Public Policy

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WeWork Capella Tower

225 South 6th Street · Minneapolis

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WeWork - Minneapolis is on the 39th floor of Capella Tower, downtown, a block from the The Government Plaza Train Station on the Green Line

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Josh Pauly, Founder of People Sourced Policy, will speak on tech's role and his work enabling interstate state efforts to enable greater participation in the political process. People Sourced Policy received 2nd place in the CodeSwitch Hackathon last month.

We will also have an update on the Geeks for Good's representation at last month's civic hackathon, CodeSwitch, and the resulting Geeks for Good Website Project which took 3rd place.

Refreshments will be provided

Location: WeWork - 39th Floor of Capella Tower in Downtown Minneapolis


6:00 - 6:15 PM: Networking

6:15 - 6:30 PM: Short Recap of last month's Codeswitch Hackathon and Geeks for Good

6:30 - 7:15 PM: Presentation by Josh Pauly of Founder of People Sourced Policy and Executive director of Books on Wings

7:15-7:30 PM Networking and Wrap Up

Information about the Guest Speaker: Josh Pauly

Executive Director of Books on Wings and Founder of PeopleSourced Policy

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Josh Pauly is currently the executive director of Books on Wings, and the founder/executive director of PeopleSourced Policy. The past three years he taught social studies and AVID classes for Minneapolis Public Schools at Sanford Middle School. He is a member of Civic Caucus, and an ambassador for the Islamic Resource Group. He received a Bachelors degree in History and a Masters in Education from the University of Minnesota.

PeopleSourced Policy is a nonpartisan, nonprofit civic engagement organization. Its mission is to increase equitable community engagement in the local political process via crowdsourcing and gamifying public policy solutions to make it more approachable.

Together with Glasshouse Policy in Austin, TX- they've developed policy games around transit development, city planning, and community budgeting. We use these in local communities (Minneapolis Ward 12, St. Paul Ward 3, Standish-Ericsson neighborhood, West 7th neighborhood, etc.) to educate and engage around policy issues affecting them. We also develop K-12 STEM and social studies curriculum, currently in five schools across the greater metro area.

Below are links to our website, my appearance on Almanac, and an interview with Civic Caucus to provide more background information. I've also attached a short intro document.


People Sourced Policy Website:

Josh's Interview with Civic Caucus:

TPT Almanac Segment: