Food and discussion begins at 12:30 pm. Everyone invited.
Vivek Kundra, the Chief Technology Officer of the District of Columbia, will speak about the ways he is using digital technology to make DC’s municipal government more transparent and trustworthy. DC is a national leader in online transparency at the city and local level — they have several hundred live feeds providing citizens with data of all kinds. For more background, see Vivek’s op-ed, Building the Digital Public Square. Also take a look at the Apps for Democracy contest, which challenges citizens to create new online tools using DC’s open data.