Peer Network

Meet the Peer Network


Ashley Hand
Chief Innovation Officer
Kansas City

Making Room for Experimentation

Other featured members

The Peer Network is where local government innovators connect to share resources and best practices, and collaborate on common problems. Through regular trainings, discussions, and events civic innovators are empowered to be more effective leaders working together to building a 21st century government from within the walls of city hall.

Through the Peer Network, members have:
- Implemented open data portals, policies, and specifications
- Better engaged with residents through community groups, events, and contests
- Adopted new citizen-centric techniques for designing services
- Experimented with better approaches for procuring technology

What’s Happening

Feb 18: Government Data Skunkworks Webinar
82 Cities Attend the 2013 Summit
Beyond Transparency: An Anthology on Open Data
Code for America Continues to Build a Civic Tech Ecosystem


Government

Geeks/Citizens

Sponsors


Featured Members

Mark Leech, Applications Development Manager, City of Albuquerque
Mark Leech has driven Albuquerque’s open data initiative, saving the city more than $180,000 in 311 call center costs by releasing often-requested transit datasets. Read more

Heather Hudson, Chief Data Officer, City of Baltimore
Heather Hudson is the first-ever Chief Data Officer for the City of Baltimore, in charge of implementing big data and predictive analytics processes to allow for more efficient and robust data analysis. Read more

Jonathan Feldman, Chief Information Officer, City of Asheville
Jonathan Feldman has helped make Asheville (population 85,000) a city nationally recognized as a leader in open data and innovation. Read more


Mentors & Peer Experts

Alistair Croll, Author, Lean Analytics — on applying lean approaches in government

Mark Headd, Chief Data Officer, City of Philadelphia — on innovative strategies for procuring technology

Susan Crawford, Author, Captive Audience — on strategies for municipal broadband

Ben Balter, Government Evangelist, GitHub — on how government can use open source

Laurenellen Mccann, National Policy Manager, Sunlight Foundation — on open data policy best practices

Nick O’Brien, Analytics Unit Chief of Staff, Mayor’s Office of Policy and Strategic Planning, NYC — on getting started with civic analytics


Funders/Sponsors

esri


Program Contact

For more information about this program email Lauren Dyson at lauren[at]codeforamerica.org