Innovate Your State will be hosting an IdeaHack to encourage collaboration and generation of ideas for the Fix California Challenge.
Special guest speaker Brian Purchia will be joining to give insight into his efforts to renew and transform government. Brian is a communications and policy strategist who has served as a new media advisor for Fortune 500 companies and as a spokesman for Change.org, San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom and Protect Our Defenders.
Brian was the driving force behind the City of San Francisco and Porto Alegre, Brazil’s open data programs. He also organized the first mayoral debate on open government and helped Newsom write, “Citizenville” a book that explores civic participation in the digital age. He is the co-founder of CivicMakers and recently helped launch DigitalDemocracy.org, a searchable, sharable video engine for California government.
Please join us for conversation, brainstorming and idea generation on ways to improve California. Snacks will be provided.
55 E 3rd Ave
San Mateo, CA 94401
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