Over the last seven years, we’ve learned that the three days of every Code for America Summit are a catalyst.
At the Summit, you’ll find the right people—at every level, from every level of government—in the right place, at the right time. Our workshops, main stage presentations and panels, breakout sessions, and networking events show that there’s a cheaper, better, faster way to do the job of government enabled technology.
May 30 — June 1
Much has changed in the world of government and technology since our last Summit in November 2016.
At our last meeting, public servants and technologists learned from cities who had founded digital service units, heard directly from State Secretaries who had moved to agile procurements for services from large, monolithic solutions and from the bleeding edge of innovation in Federal government.
2017 has brought in a new administration and Congress, putting even more pressure on discovering how to do more with less when it comes to technology and innovation.
But the work needed to build government that’s fit for a digital age hasn’t changed. We must focus on our users, understand their needs and deliver quickly and iteratively.
Summit 2018 will tackle big problems
Strengthening digital capability in government
Designing policy with tech at the table
Shaping the government technology market to make it work better for everyone
Using the community as capacity by building government as a platform and engaging the public
Some of our 2018 speakers
Co-founder, Adaptive Capacity Labs and Former CTO, Etsy
Director of Homeownership and Below Market Rate Programs, San Francisco’s Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development
Acting Administrator, U.S. Digital Service
Director of Design and Service Standards, U.K. Government Digital Services (GDS)
Professional Skateboarder & Entrepreneur
Vice President, New America and Former Director DPC, Obama White House
Head of Policy & Advocacy, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative
Director and State Chief Information Officer, California Department of Technology
Who attends Summit?
Public servants at all levels who make decisions about technology and need to understand the new landscape
Civic technologists looking for effective ways to work with and for government
Entrepreneurs who need to understand the government technology market and build relationships
Technology vendors who want to be in the room where governments are learning about and making the shift to user-centered, agile, iterative digital services
Leading up to this marquee event, we’ve asked our audience to weigh in on the big themes and questions we’ll be tackling at the Code for America Summit. Learn more below and weigh in!