Join us for a series of high-energy, fast-paced Ignite talks featuring the Ash Center’s Technology and Democracy Fellows, HKS students and staff, and Gordon McKay Professor of the Practice of Computer Science Jim Waldo. Academic Dean Archon Fung will introduce the evening and Director of Digital HKS and Lecturer in Public Policy David Eaves will emcee.
A reception to celebrate technology and democracy programs and research at HKS will follow the talks. Come eat, drink, and explore the promises and pitfalls of using technology to innovate in civic and public spaces.
Ignite Talk Presenters:
- Leah Bannon: Product Lead, 18F; Technology and Democracy Fellow, Ash Center
- Trevor Davis: CTO of People’s Action; Founder and CEO of ToSomeone; Technology and Democracy Fellow, Ash Center
- Dhrumil Mehta: Database Journalist at FiveThirtyEight; Technology and Democracy Fellow, Ash Center
- Betsy Ribble, MPP’17, HKS
- Rajan Trivedi, MPP’17, HKS
- Zach Markin: Manager, Civic Analytics Network, Ash Center
- Jim Waldo: Gordon McKay Professor of the Practice of Computer Science, SEAS
This event is cosponsored by Digital HKS and the HKS Technology Professional Interest Council (PIC).