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Friday, June 10 • 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Government Edition: Systems and Advocacy Lightning Talks

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Join a series of lightning talks related to systems and advocacy- with a focus on goverment, followed by a moderated Q&A. 
  • Boston's Identity: Let's Fly a New Boston Flag- Eric Ferraiuolo
  • Every City is a Smart City: Civic Data Audit Across International “Smart” Cities- Tyler Crick and Dr. Beth Coleman, City as Platform Lab, University of Waterloo
  • Boston.Gov- Lauren Lockwood (City Boston)
  • State to Local: Developing Specific Citizen Engagement for Municipalities- Samantha Hammer (Mass IT)
  • U.S. Digital Service: An Online VA Healthcare Case Study- Anne Kainic (U.S Digital Service)

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Stephen Walter

Program Director, Boston Mayor's Office of New Urban Mechanics, Mayor's Office of New Urban Mechanics, Boston
Stephen Walter researches and designs civic media. As a program director in the Boston Mayor’s Office of New Urban Mechanics, he helps experiment with civic engagement, storytelling, third spaces, and civic technology. He was the founding managing director of the Engagement Lab... Read More →

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Tyler Crick

Graduate Student, University of Waterloo Rhetoric and Communication Design Department
I'm interested in the rhetoric of internet discussion and information, social systems theory, and analyzing the global adjustment period to digital communication. As a goal, these interests would ideally contribute to social justice and well-being.
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Eric Ferraiuolo

Principal Software Engineer, Yahoo
I live in Boston and work as a web software engineer for Yahoo. I'm interested in the intersection of tech and government. I started a project to help shape Boston's identity through a new city flag: https://bostoncityflag.org
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Samantha Hammar

Director of Strategic Partnerships, MassIT; Commonwealth of Massachusetts
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Anne Kainic

Digital Services Expert, U.S. Digital Service
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Lauren Lockwood

‎Chief Digital Officer, City of Boston
https://pilot.boston.gov/ and also http://next.boston.gov/

Friday June 10, 2016 2:45pm - 3:45pm EDT
Horace Mann Room Microsoft NERD Center