Two Philly candidates are vying for Code for America's National Advisory Council. You know what to do - Technical.ly Philly

Civic

Feb. 7, 2018 12:59 pm

Two Philly candidates are vying for Code for America’s National Advisory Council. You know what to do

Here's what Code for Philly's Dawn McDougall and Chris Alfano are looking to get done in the civic-tech brain trust.

Code for America's Brigade Summit, convened in the City Hall Courtyard, October 2017.

(Photo by Chris Kendig)

Code for Philly’s co-founding captain Chris Alfano and executive director Dawn McDougall are in the running for spots on Code for America’s National Advisory Council (NAC).

The national brain trust, created in 2016 as part of a new governance structure for civic-tech brigades, looks to empower and guide the work done by the network of local delegations. It will be comprised of five “At-Large” council members and four regional seats representing the West, Northeast, South and Midwest delegations.

Alfano and McDougall are seeking “At-Large” seats, while McDougall is also vying for a spot on the Northeast delegation. Alfano, who was first elected to the NAC in 2016, told Technical.ly that Code for Philly is the only brigade to have two candidates in the running for the council.

Technologists who have joined Code for Philly either in person or online are eligible to vote.

Vote by Feb. 9

The Jarvus Innovations CTO is aiming to help the NAC establish something called the Civic Cloud Brigade Action Team to bring together existing devops and systems administration expertise from around the Code for America network.

“We will tackle the dual goals of building a hosting infrastructure and set of application automation standards that will enable our public interest applications to be (re)deployed in one click, migrated between commercial clouds and donated local computing capacity, and maintained in flocks independently from original developers,” said the technologist in a Medium post detailing each candidate’s platforms.

McDougall, who runs her Code for Philly obligations concurrently with her work as PromptWorks’ operations manager, is pledging to listen “deeply” to the needs of the local brigades, but also asking complicated questions and helping to find balanced solutions.

Advertisement

“Can we get the City of Princeton to partner with Philly on a shared project? What about having DC and Wilmington combine resources to meet shared needs? The NAC can help to prompt and guide these conversations,” McDougall said in the article.

(The importance of collaborative relationships was also a point raised by GovDelivery founder Michelle Lee in her keynote address to the Code for America Brigade Congress last October.)

Here’s a bit more from Alfano:

And McDougall:

Organizations: Code for America
Projects: Code for Philly
-30-
LEAVE A COMMENT

Advertisement

Alfano, McDougall win seats on Code for America National Advisory Council

FixList eyes six-city expansion fueled by a $400K seed round

Behind Brennan’s ouster at OIT: a longstanding culture rift, and alleged sexism

SPONSORED

Philly

Vistar Media’s tech stack is not for the faint-of-heart

Philadelphia, PA

Linode

UX Designer

Apply Now
Chesterbrook

Deacom

Inside Sales Representative

Apply Now
Center City, Philadelphia

IntegriChain

DevOps Engineer

Apply Now

Read this rundown of Philly’s civic-tech all-stars

Whoa: Code for America is launching a national Brigade Congress in Philadelphia

9 civic-tech projects that came out of ODDT’s fellowship program

SPONSORED

Philly

Grow your small business with Salesforce at this Jan. 10 event

Chesterbrook, PA

Deacom

Enterprise Software Sales Representative

Apply Now
Philadelphia, PA

Inspire

Member Support Specialist

Apply Now
Philadelphia, PA

Inspire

Member Retention Associate

Apply Now

Sign-up for regular updates from Technical.ly

Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!