The Code for America Summit Digital Service Roundtables

This year, Code for America is newly offering candid, closed-door digital service roundtables at our annual Summit.


These roundtables include two concurrent sessions: one will bring together government digital service leaders to address the key challenges they face delivering government services for the people, by the people, in a digital age; the second will explore how universities can improve curriculum and increase opportunities for students entering the field of public interest technology.

Session 1: Government Digital Service Leaders

Governments are increasingly focusing on ways that technology and digital practices can support service delivery. In national governments as well as in state and local government, some of these teams and efforts are quite robust while others are just beginning. This convening will bring together digital service team members and those working on service delivery challenges at all levels of government to share their models and approaches, evaluate progress, share strategies, and identify areas for support or collaboration.

This session is for practitioners on digital service teams or those working to deliver government services with technology or digital tools. It will be led by Code for America, Digital HKS, and the Digital Service Collaborative at the Georgetown Beeck Center for Social Impact + Innovation. Outputs from this session will also help inform the agenda of upcoming Digital Services Convening hosted by Digital HKS the week of June 17 at Harvard Kennedy School.

Session 2: Universities + the Public Interest Technology Pipeline

The Public Interest Technology University Network that launched in March includes 21 colleges and universities dedicated to building the nascent field of public interest technology through curriculum development, faculty research opportunities, and experiential learning programs, in order to inspire a new generation of civic-minded technologists and policy leaders. This convening is intended to allow for significant discussion about how universities can support students entering the public interest technology field, as well as ensure that those students have the skills public interest technology employers are looking for. Attendees will share ideas for strengthening the public interest technology field and influence how the members of the network shape experiences for their students.

This session is for people exploring ideas to increase pathways into and support in public interest technology, including those in academia, civil society, government, and industry. It will be led by the Public Interest Technology University Network, supported by New America, the Hewlett Foundation, and the Ford Foundation.

Space for these roundtables are limited and you must be registered for Summit to attend. We will notify you by April 30 if you are selected to attend.


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