Boston Civic Expo
Friday, May 31, 2013 from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM (EDT)
Part lecture series, part social mixer, and part unconference, the first Boston Civic Expo is a celebration of civic technology and innovation work being done right here in Metro Boston.
The evening will feature two hours of IGNITE-style talks from local civic innovators, academics, technologists, and community groups, followed by an hour of topic-based breakout sessions. It’s intended to help like-minded groups that may not often work together (or even be aware of each other’s existence!) to meet and mingle, fostering an atmosphere of learning and collaboration.
We hope that by setting the stage for cross-pollination between groups doing civic innovation work in the Greater Boston area, the Boston Civic Expo will turbocharge our city’s activity in the Gov 2.0 Movement.
As part of the National Day of Civic Hacking, this event will dovetail into the Random Hacks of Kindness hackathon happening the following two days on June 1-2. Boston Civic Expo attendees are encouraged bring or discuss problem statements for the hackathon, and to come out and participate for a full weekend of collaborative work and problem solving.
When & Where
Code for Boston
Code for Boston is a Code for America Brigade - a volunteer civic innovation organization created by Boston-area developers, designers, urban planners, and data geeks with an interest in solving civic and social problems through the use of creative technology. We feel that Boston was the driving force in the creation of Government 1.0; we should be leading the way for Gov 2.0.
We seek to leverage the revolutionary spirit of New England to help open, improve, and engage our local governments across the Greater Boston area, and to pursue projects that solve real problems in our communities. In conjunction with our fellow Brigades across the country, we aim to provide a focal point for community-based civic innovation and technology projects in the Boston area.