The theme to the recent ICMA conference held this past week in Kansas City included a large focus around how to improve, and perhaps, simplify service delivery to residents. It is a driver of our passion as well. Below are some highlights of the things learned and shared:
Last Friday, I was privileged to present with Stephen Goldsmith from Harvard Kennedy School at the CIO Summit, a part of the #NACoAnn conference in Long Beach.
Out of 200 applicants nationwide, only 19 companies were named finalists in this year's AWS City on a Cloud(CoaC) Innovation Challenge.
Why do millions of Americans each year choose to shop at speciality grocery stores(like Trader Joe’s, HyVee or HEB) when similar products cost less at stores like Walmart or Aldi?
“Making government work better.” That theme carried through my entire South by Southwest (#SXSW) 2016 experience last week. I’ve attended my fair share of SXSWs, and this year had the biggest buzz to date for improving government services and elevating the right technology to do it.
PayIt's head of local government solutions Luke Norris talks civic tech innovation. If you're headed to South by Southwest 2016 this weekend, don't miss PayIt at Code for America's Tech Innovation Pitch, sponsored by Amazon Web Services. #sxswcivicpitch
For the past three years I led government relations for Code for America. In my role, I had the good fortune to travel around the U.S. talking to hundreds of government leaders about 21st Century Digital Government. I also interacted with and mentored dozens of civic and govtech startups through CfAs Accelerator and Incubator while helping public sector agencies understand the benefits of partnering with these new, innovative companies to make government work better.
I have a newborn and a full-time job. So really, two full-time jobs. I've been back at work for one month and already I’ve had to take time off for a pediatrician check-up, plus two unscheduled sick baby visits. I now feel that everything takes two-times longer to do and I have half of the time to do it.