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Thursday, May 31 • 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Designing Open Source Projects that Mobilize Communities

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Designing Open Source Projects that Mobilize Communities

John Jones, Vice President of Interactive Strategies, Case Foundation 
Jordan Kasper, Engineer, Code.mil
Alvin Salehi, Senior Technology Advisor, The White House
Simi Damani, Software Engineer, City of Austin

DESCRIPTION: For open source, civic-focused projects to thrive and benefit society in a positive way, they must engage with contributors of both a technical and non-technical nature. Civic and societal problems are not solved with technical infrastructure alone. Rather, useful solutions come from diverse teams of technologists, stakeholders, and every day citizens impacted by the problem. Hear from leading technologists who are spearheading civic open source projects that unite stakeholders from across spectrums – from government and tech-based companies; to social impact organizations. They will discuss their experiences, what they've seen in both the civic tech and broader tech community, and actionable steps CfA Brigade members can take to better activate their own community of contributors.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND: Open source is at the heart of almost everything we do, and so all attendees can find value in this session. However, more specifically: regular open source contributors, project leaders, lead developers/contributors, and those wishing to expand their organizations’ engagement with open source will find the most value in this session.

Thursday May 31, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
Grand Ballroom A & B