#Hack4Congress DC Panel Discussion and Reception


Wednesday, April 29, 2015, 5:30pm to 7:30pm


Microsoft Innovation & Policy Center 901 K Street, NW 11th Floor, Washington, DC 20001

#Hack4Congress DC Panel Discussion and Reception  -- "Creating a 21st Century Congress"

Please join us for a panel discussion on "Creating a 21st Century Congress." 

Moderated by decorated technology journalist Nancy Scola, the discussion will center on the institutional, financial, and cultural barriers to building a legislature that functions in the year 2015 — and what needs to be done to produce a more efficient and effective Congress. A reception will follow. 

Panelists include: 

Joe Trippi, Founder and President, Trippi & Associates
Rob Pierson, Fmr. Director of New Media, House Democratic Caucus
Dave Zvenyach,  18F, fmr. General Counsel for the DC Council
John Sampson, Director of Federal Government Affairs, Microsoft 
Beth Noveck, Director, NYU's GovLab (invited)

The discussion will kick off #Hack4Congress DC, a "not-just-for-technologists" event. The DC hackathon is the last of three events, which bring together designers, community organizers, technologists, political scientists, journalists, academics, and members of Congress and their staff to address the current dysfunction in Congress. One winning team from each event -- Boston, San Francisco, and DC -- will present their ideas to members of Congress and their staff on May 12. 

Register free here.

To live stream the opening remarks click here.

To live stream project pitches from the hackathon click here.