2015 Schedule
Interactive: March 13–17  •  Film: March 13–21  •  Music: March 17–22

Real Talk About Civic Tech

Saturday, March 14
5:00PM - 6:00PM

Austin Convention Center
Room 10AB
Austin Convention Center

“Civic tech” attempts to apply the benefits of the Internet to government. It has begun to grow into being a force impacting national and local policy. As it becomes more mainstream, critics question how impactful these tools and approaches are for citizens. Does civic tech produce more responsive governments and stronger communities? Or does it widen the gap between the digital haves and have-nots? This panel will discuss tools and approaches that have and have not worked and what needs to happen next.


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Catherine Bracy

Dir of Community Organizing

Code for America

Catherine Bracy (Director of Community Organizing) Until November 2012, she was a product manager and director of the Obama campaign’s technology field office in San Francisco, the first of its kin...

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Daniel X O'Neil

Exec Dir

Smart Chicago Collaborative

Garlin Gilchrist II

Deputy Technology Dir for Civic Community Engagement

City Of Detroit

John Bracken

VP/Media Innovation

Knight Foundation


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