Join Us: The Fourth Annual Code for America Summit
September 23 – 25, 2014 | Yerba Buena Center for the Arts | San Francisco, CA
The annual Summit is when the Code for America civic innovation community gathers in person for three days of collaborating, connecting, and learning.
It's a roll-up-your-sleeves kind of event that convenes innovators from dozens of local governments and mixes it up with civic-minded technologists, designers, community organizers, and entrepreneurs.
Register today to participate — and join the movement for government that works in the 21st century.
This year's event takes place during Rosh Hashanah. We recognize and apologize for the conflict this causes for members of our community. We will be offering live-streaming of the keynotes and main-stage content, as well as posting videos of streamed content shortly after the event.
A growing community of gov geeks around the country is changing City Hall from the inside out. Participants include department directors, Mayors, City Councilmembers, Chief Innovation Officers, CTOs, policy directors, budget analysts, HR managers, procurement officers, City Attorneys, City Managers, communications managers, planners, and more — from cities and counties of all sizes.
The civic tech movement is driven by community members committed to using their voices and hands, in collaboration with local governments, to make their cities better. Civic-minded technologists at the Summit range from developers and designers to researchers, community organizers, and data scientists — along with foundations, funders, and partner organizations who enable this work.
A civic tech ecosystem is emerging where competition spurs innovation, governments get value for investment, and most importantly, resident needs are more effectively met. Startup entrepreneurs and tech companies who provide tools to support the work of public service attend the Summit to participate in meaningful dialogue and take their understanding of civic tech to the next level.
“Of all the conferences and or training I do, I learn more valuable applicable information in the three days of this conference than all the others combined and sets the tone and mindset for a whole year of getting stuff done.”
Dave Michelson, GIS Analyst, City of Asheville
What We’ll Be Up To
Keynotes & Panels
Industry leaders and experts in the field (from inside government and out) sharing insights, challenges, and successes from the front lines.
This year’s city partners and fellows will demo their apps and share what they learned during the Fellowship.
Breakouts & Workshops
Deep dive sessions on practical topics like civic design, open data standards, lean analytics for government, and improving procurement processes.
Plenty of time to connect with new friends and old — from hosted receptions to small-group dinners to after-hours Ignite talks.
The Civic Tech Fair
Discover and test drive cutting-edge technology that's improving public service and citizen experience.
Unconference & Hack Space
Participant-led discussions and hands-on sessions with civic technologists on issues you care about — no coding skills required.
Header photo courtesy of Daniel X. O'Neil.