Today I am participating in a panel on Using new technology to make a difference at the BYU Student Civic Engagement Workshop. This is an event sponsored by the Civic Engagement minor in the Political Science Department at BYU. I was introduced to this group by Rachel Stone, a student at BYU who is very interested in civic technology, and invited by Richard Harris, a faculty member in Political Science who is part of the Civic Engagement program.
I have prepared a few slides to introduce myself to the audience and to set the table for some discussion of how technology increases engagement and transparency in city government. My goal in giving this talk is to get BYU students excited about civic hacking and to encourage them to learn a bit about programming so they can be more effective.
My slides are here: Open Government