Sparking a new year of collaboration.

Our first-ever Design, Technology, and Innovation Summit brought together staff from local government organizations throughout Central Texas for a day of presentations, workshops, and knowledge sharing around the future of design and digital services in local government.

Austin New Central Library


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Schedule

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Breakfast & Networking

10:00 AM - 10:15 AM

Welcome Remarks

10:15 AM - 11:00 AM

A National Perspective: Hana Schank and Sara Hudson from the New America Foundation

Hana Schank and Sara Hudson, Public Interest Technology Fellows at New America, will share their research on recent and ongoing efforts within the public sector to apply human-centered design thinking and technology to society's biggest challenges.

11:00 AM - 12:15 PM

Lightning Talks

Putting Residents First

Marni Wilhite, Program Manager for the City of Austin's Open & Smart Advisory Group

Writing Resident-Centered Content

Laura Trujillo and Courtney Jacinic, Content Strategists at the City of Austin

Modular Architecture, All Day, Everyday

Amenity Applewhite, Product Manager at the City of Austin

CTXfloods and the Future of Open Source Services

Brian Smith, Front-End Developer for the City of Austin

Supporting and Working with your Civic Tech Community

Matt Bailey, Co-Founder of Code for DC and Board Member of District Civic Labs

Adopting Venture Capital Methods to Government Technology Investments

Lane Becker, Strategist, 18F

Austin's Strategic Pillars

Stephen Elkins, CIO at the City of Austin

Better, Faster, Stronger - Why We Should Do This Together

Ben Guhin, Senior Advisor for Design & Technology at the City of Austin

12:15 PM - 1:45 PM

Lunch and Networking

2:00 PM - 2:50 PM

Breakout Sessions

Main Stage
Github & Open Source

Led by Matt Bailey, Head of U.S. Open Data and Open Source programs and former DC Director of Tech Innovation, and Brian Smith, Full-Stack Developer for the City of Austin

Atrium
Intro to Service Design

Led by Lincoln Neiger, Service Designer for the City of Austin, and Lane Becker, Co-Founder of Adaptive Path and former Director of Products & Startups at Code for America

Green Room
Recruiting and Hiring for Tech Talent

Led by David Huebner, Principal at Lalo Consulting and former Director of Code for America's Talent Initiative, and Monique Baena-Tan, Lead Researcher at Lalo Consulting.

3:00 PM - 3:50 PM

Breakout Sessions (Round 2)

Main Stage
User Research & Behavioral Science

Led by David Yokum, Director of The Lab @ DC and former Fellow at the White House Behavioral Sciences Team, and Melissa Chapman, Senior Designer at the VA Center for Innovation

Atrium
Building & Supporting Creative Teams

Led by Marni Wilhite, Open & Smart Program Manager for the City of Austin, and Lane Becker, Co-Founder of Adaptive Path and former Director of Products & Startups at Code for America

Green Room
CMS and Modular Architecture

Led by Ben Weatherman, Engineering Practices Lead at the City of Austin, and Mateo Clarke, Front-End Developer for the City of Austin and former Brigade Captain of Open Austin

4:00 PM - 4:50 PM

Panel on the Intersection of Design, Technology, and Policy in Government

How can we implement the ideas of the 21st century while working within the policy constraints of the previous one? What is the role of design and technology in the future of procurement, HR, and service delivery?

Featuring Hana Schank from the New America Foundation, Matt Bailey from the White House Office of the Chief Information Officer, and Karla Taylor, Chief of Staff for the Austin's Transportation Department. Moderated by Ben Guhin, Senior Advisor for Design & Technology at the City of Austin

4:50 PM - 5:00 PM

Closing Remarks

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Refreshments and Networking

 

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