A Radical New Model of Collaboration for Problem-Solving with Data from the SXSW Cities Summit
An interview on how Reboot came to be, what democracy needs now, and how (maybe) design can help us get from here to there.
You don’t have to be a tech expert to solve problems with data—as Hurricane Harvey showed. What lessons can we learn from how citizens use data in a disaster?
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Zack Brisson and Chioma Agwuegbo will take part in mySociety’s The Impacts of Civic Technology Conference, known as TICTec, on April 18th and 19th in Lisbon, Portugal. They will join researchers, practitioners, and donors in exploring the progress and pitfalls of civic technology initiatives worldwide. Follow the conversation at #TICTeC2018.
On April 7th, Zack Brisson will speak at a panel on design for good at Designation, a conference organized by the Princeton University group Business Today. Panelists from the New York City government and the private sector will discuss how design principles can be used across sectors to revolutionize social change. The conference will take place at Spring Studios in Tribeca, New York City.
Business Daily, a Nairobi-based newspaper by the Nation Media Group, published an op-ed by Ory Okolloh of Omidyar Network discussing Reboot’s latest report: Strengthening Kenyan Media. The article calls for a robust debate on the Kenyan media ecosystem, citing findings from our research on the challenges facing a free and vibrant press, as well as opportunities to strengthen the press as public watchdog.
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