Are you a self-described civic hacker or just someone who thinks municipal governance can be vastly improved by creative technological solutions? Well, you might want to check out this event in Philly.
Code for America, the (inter)national civic-tech nonprofit, is convening its far-flung local chapters Oct. 13–15 for its inaugural Brigade Congress — and Technical.ly is taking part as an organizing partner.
Tickets are $100, though there is also a pay-what-you-can model for active brigade members. The weekend will be an unconference featuring CfA brigade volunteers from around the world, joined by civil servants, civic technologists and other leaders. Be ready to share your stories on what has worked, what hasn’t and how we can apply those lessons to future wins. We’ll talk about shared values and learn how brigades across the country are working for change.
One of the goals of the Congress will be to build alignment around the CfA network’s core vision, mission, values and operating principles, so organizers are sharing this draft for feedback. Details on submitting sessions will come as the event date nears, said CfA Brigade Manager Christopher Whitaker.
For now, grab those tickets, and we’ll see you in Philly!-30-