Making Open Work
May 8–9, 2017: Training & Tutorials
May 10–11, 2017: Conference
Austin, TX

Using open source for successful civic tech

Hailey Pate (Open Austin)
1:45pm2:25pm Thursday, May 11, 2017
Adopt This Now
Location: Meeting Room 12
Level: Beginner

Who is this presentation for?

  • Civic hackers and developers

What you'll learn

  • Learn three proven ways to approach civic hacking
  • Understand the value of partnership in civic tech


Hailey Pate explores the intersection of open source and civic hacking in local communities and demonstrates how civic hackathons can spur key partnerships for open government and open data through three proven approaches. Hailey also shares successes and the many road bumps and failures met along the way so you don’t make the same mistakes.

Hailey Pate

Open Austin

Hailey Pate is a business analyst with over 10 years’ experience working in government. A cofounder of Code for Sacramento, she now lives in Austin, Texas, where she volunteers as a civic hacker at Open Austin. She recently completed an 18-month assignment as open data analyst for the City of Austin.

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Hailey Pate | CIVIC HACKER
05/11/2017 6:03am CDT

Super excited to share with everyone today!

I’m bringing real-world examples and lots of resources to get you pumped about civic hacking your own community.

If you aren’t yet a civic hacker, get in here and join the family!!