November 28th, 6pm @ The Brown Institute for Media Innovation, New York City
In November we teamed up with Harmony Labs and The Brown Institute for Media Innovation for an event focused on improving the spread of information in our democratic system. Project Ratio, Buoy Up, The Lamp, YVoteNY.org, and Open Progress shared their projects, and we heard from Alexis Wichowski (Press Secretary & Sr. Advisor at NYC Department of Veterans' Services), James Slezak (Founder of Swayable, Founder and Managing Partner of the New Economy Lab, Former VP and Chief of Operations of the NYT Global, Founding Partner of Purpose), Peter Koechley (Co-founder Upworthy, formerly with MoveOn and the Onion digital), and Mark Hansen (Director, Brown Institute for Media Innovation and Professor of Journalism, Columbia Graduate School of Journalism). Then we heard some open mic pitches and broke into networking.
Reboot Democracy Hackathon
December 9-11, @ 500 Startups, San Francisco
The Reboot Democracy Hackathon is a non-partisan call to action for people inspired to use technology to build scalable tools that increase citizen education and participation in government, and transform our political system into one that is truly representative and responsive to its citizens. All are welcome, from engineers, designers, product managers, business-people, marketers, investors, etc.
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