About the Event:
The Code for America summit (http://www.codeforamerica.org/summit/) (#CfASummit (https://twitter.com/search?q=%23CfASummit&src=typd)) is an annual collection of smart government and civic technology practitioners. For this BetaTalk, we have invited NYC’s & New Jersey's #CfASummit attendees to share their insights, highlights, and reinforce the local connections made on that other coast. You will get the "Best of CfASummit" even if you could not make the trip.
For this night, eight to ten Code for America Summit speakers and attendees will recap their personal highlights and reconnect the discussions to the work our community's doing locally.
If you attended CfA Summit and we haven't already reached out to you, let us know!
With the support of the Internet Society of New York, we will attempt to live stream the event. You can tune in via livestream.com/internetsociety (http://livestream.com/internetsociety/cfa2015).
2015 CfA Summit Videos: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL65XgbSILalUZFyWsZqbtZKN1iffAOM5M (https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL65XgbSILalWFStqV0z0N9pvftstJ8AAh)
BetaNYC's 2014 CfA Summit Recap: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nf6J6ohz37U (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nf6J6ohz37U)
CfA Summit Tweets: https://twitter.com/hashtag/CfASummit
1. Space is very limited. If you can't attend, please respect the RSVP list. Seating will be first come, first served.
6:30 - Doors open, drinks and mingling
7:00 - Event starts
7:15 - Sharebacks from #CfASummit attendants
8:15 - Closing insights and questions
About our sponsor - Microsoft Technology & Civic Engagement
Microsoft Technology & Civic Innovation partners with a wide range of local community stakeholders, including Code for America and BetaNYC, as well as governments, non-profits, businesses, startups, think tanks, academic institutions, and grassroots civic hackers. Working with these groups, we aim to collaboratively address the most pressing community challenges through the hyper-local creation, deployment, and evangelism of civic technology. Our areas of focus include data and privacy, 21st century jobs and opportunities, and more responsive and resilient communities.
About our media partner - Internet Society
The Internet Society is an independent international nonprofit organisation founded in 1992 to provide leadership in Internet related standards, education, and policy around the world. In keeping with our motto 'The Internet is for Everyone', we work to ensure that the Internet - and the web that is built on it - continues to develop as an open platform that empowers people to share ideas and connect in new and innovative ways, and serves the economic, social, and educational needs of all.
About our event partner - Code for Jersey City
Code for Jersey City is a nonpartisan, civic-tech, volunteer community group that collaborates with local government and community partners. We build new tools that help with local civic issues, advocate for better technology and open government, and provide a space for residents to voice and act on their ideas so that our city can grow for, and by the people. We use open data, user research and other metrics to visualize trends to support our city. We offer innovative ways to use the web and mobile software in government operations and community outreach for residents to be informed and empowered.