Would you like to guide and influence our local government toward better engagement with the public on key issues? Be a part of an impactful day of learning, ideation, and collaboration that will open doors and build bridges between YOU and local government. Sign up for “Crafting Civic Tech: The Housing Edition” and join us on Feb. 21, 2015 from 9:30-4:30.

Housing BoulderWhy spend a Saturday? It will be worth it! Boulder and its neighboring communities are working to improve and increase the interaction with people who live and work here. Throughout the day we will:

  • learn from each other and fellow community members about ways to broaden and deepen public dialogue
  • focus on the critical issue of local housing
  • prepare our findings and insights to share with local government

Code For America Fellow, Becky BooneThis “learn by doing” civic problem-solving event supports the recently-announced City of Boulder initiative to re-energize and broaden community engagement with the help of Code for America, led locally by Senior Fellow, Becky Boone.

Who should attend? Everyone is welcome, especially those who don’t often jump into public forums. We want a multitude of voices in to be heard. We encourage a diverse group of community members to join us, including:

  • people who work in the for-profit, nonprofit and public sectors
  • technologists, marketers, entrepreneurs, teachers…all professions welcome
  • senior citizens, college students, high schoolers
  • immigrants, people of color, low to middle income households
  • renters, homeowners, people who commute to Boulder for work

What to expect? You’ll get a crash course in “Design Thinking” in the morning, then practice in pairs. In the afternoon, we’ll form self-selected small groups and offer different ways your group can work collaboratively – or come up with your own. We’ll wrap-up by sharing our findings with the whole group and capturing them to share with local government.

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What is the schedule?

  • Check-in: 9:30-10:00, morning snacks, coffee and tea
  • Program: 10:00-4:30, lunch meal, snacks throughout the day
  • Happy Hour (optional): 4:30-5:30, beer and light appetizers
    • Come on! Take a leap, invest in our community, and make sure we head in the right direction to create processes and tools that foster inclusive, transparent, interactive civic two-way dialogue.

    Sign up to join us on Feb. 21, 2015 for “Crafting Civic Tech: The Housing Edition”.

    “Crafting Civic Tech: The Housing Edition” is part of Code for America’s CodeAcross, an annual civic “hacking” day designed to inspire residents everywhere to get actively involved in their communities. It is organized by Code For Boulder, a Brigade of Code For America, with support from City of Boulder, Boulder County, Rally Software, and Impact HUB Boulder.

    Presenters and participants will be held to uphold the Code for America Code of Conduct and Anti-Harassment Policy.

    Written by Geri Mitchell-Brown

    Geri Mitchell-Brown is Code for Boulder's Captain and Director of Corporate Social Responsibility for CA Technologies' Agile Business Unit (formerly Rally Software). Contact Geri at geri@codeforboulder.org and follow her on Twitter at @GeriMB.