Civic Tech

Challenge 2017

GREATER BOSTON

Hackathon: Saturday, November 5th 9am-6pm

Reception: Thursday, November 10th, 5pm-9pm

Microsoft

Cambridge MA

Hackathon

Saturday, November 5th 9am-6pm

Microsoft, 1 Cambridge Center, Cambridge

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Presentations & Awards Reception

Thursday, November 10th 5pm-9pm

Microsoft NERD, 1 Memorial Drive, Cambridge

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 THANK YOU FOR JOINING US AT THE 2016 CIVIC TECH CHALLENGE!

The 2016 Civic Tech Challenge brought together passionate students, creative technologists, and dozens of volunteers and corporate partners to celebrate the belief that we actually can make politics work. That if young people partner with technology to get active in political advocacy, the result will be real progress on even the most terrifying societal problems.

Check out the innovations created at the 2016 Greater Boston Civic Tech Challenge:

  • Full presentation slides HERE
  • Blue Team: Police Community Trust: Video advocating for improved police and community relations HERE. Website to collect stories and feedback on police and community trust HERE.
  • Orange Team: Preventing Police Brutality: Dashboard to integrate community feelings about police with real-time data about policing in Boston. Initial prototype HERE. Full video of team presentation HERE.
  • Red Team: Affordable Housing/Just Cause Evictions: Website to collect stories and data about evictions in Boston, recognizing that very little data currently exists about where evictions are happening. Website HERE. Full video of team presentation HERE.
  • Green Team: Affordable Housing/Just Cause Evictions: Create a video campaign to showcase youth opinions on evictions and affordable housing. Create social media tools to engage others in sharing their stories. Video campaign HERE. Full video of team presentation HERE.
  • Pink Team: Police Body Cameras: Create a data visualization and website that showcases key statistics about police body camera programs and informs visitors how to take action. Website HERE. Full video of team presentation HERE.

Honoree

Diane Hessan
Serial Entrepreneur, Investor, Former CEO of Startup Institute, Founder & Chairman of C Space

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Presentations & Awards Reception

Join keynote and event Honoree Diane Hessan, a Judging Panel and Host Committee of leading civic tech innovators, and over 250 guests from Greater Boston’s most influential finance, service, and startup companies to judge and celebrate solutions to civic problems hacked by leading local developers in collaboration with teens from the Generation Citizen program. Food and drinks included in the Presentation & Awards Reception ticket.

Host Committee

  • Aimee Sprung, Microsoft (Chair)
  • Justin Kang, City Awake (Chair)
  • Reed Bundy, Constant Contact
  • Kasia Bytnerowicz, iZotope
  • Hayley Cohen, Tufts University
  • Ziba Cranmer, Hunt Alternatives Fund
  • Paolo DiFabio, Kayyem Solutions
  • Kate Donovan, Boston Children’s Hospital
  • Rica Elysee, BeautyLynk
  • Chris Freda, Sasaki Associates
  • Alyssa Galeros Keefe, Ariel Group
  • Sam Hammar, Office of the Treasury at Commonwealth of MA
  • Bill Kirtley, ActBlue
  • Larry Kulig, Eckert Seamans
  • Terrence Masson, Building Impact
  • Matt Mathias, Silicon Valley Bank
  • Olya Minevich, Eastham Capital
  • Heidi Mitchell, ActBlue
  • Ruth Morris, Mass Technology Leadership Council
  • Khalid Mustafa Wiseiye
  • Akhil Patel, Wellington Management
  • Matt Patton
  • Ali Pincus-Jacobs
  • Nimit Sawhney, Voatz
  • Lanelle Sneed, Cengage Learning
  • Mike Solomon, Advent International

Judges Panel

Lydia Edwards
City of Boston

Jeremy Javidi
Columbia Management

Raj Melville
Deshpande Foundation

Colette Phillips
Colette Phillips Communication

George Thrush
Building Conversation

Josh Trautwein
Fresh Truck

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