GitHub, APIs, and Machine Learning: The Language of Technology and Democracy


Friday, February 5, 2016, 12:00pm to 1:00pm


Ash Center Foyer, 124 Mt. Auburn St., Suite 200-North, Cambridge, MA

About the Event

Tech literacy is increasingly important for today’s public leaders. Join this week’s student speakers—each with a very different experiences leveraging technology to improve the quality of democratic governance—for an introduction to some of the most common terms, concepts, and tools of digital technologists. Denise Linn (MPP ’15) develops, executes, and evaluates data and other tech projects for Smart ChicagoAaron Myran (MPP ’17) is former Deputy CTO at Public Interest Network, where he overhauled data management systems, designed new web-based tools, and supervised web-developers.

About the Series

The Ash Center Student Speaker Series highlights and explores the implications and lessons learned from the research projects or applied learning experiences of Harvard University students supported by the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation. Each week, we invite two students to offer brief remarks on their work, or a response to one another’s work, and then open the table for discussion. The series will take place each Friday at noon in the Ash Center foyer, 124 Mount Auburn Street, Suite 200-North. Lunch will be provided.