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Dan Melton

Dan Melton (Code for America)
Location: Ballroom I - II
Please note: This and all other keynotes will be live streamed and recorded.
Average rating: **...
(2.58, 40 ratings)

Lightning keynote by Dr. Dan Melton, CTO, Code for America.

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Dan Melton

Code for America

Dr Melton is the CTO for Code for America, a national nonprofit bringing technologists (i.e ‘geeks’) into government for year-long fellowships. He is a public-minded, generation-net coder passionate about cities, urban affairs and civic action. Dan’s past projects include Urbata, an urban data mapping tool for mid-sized cities; and the Kansas City DrillDown, a multi-layered urban data mashup of utility, credit and city records that recounts the population and challenges the US Census. A Ruby enthusiast, Dan has contributed to multiple open source gov’t projects. Hailing from the midwest, he received his bachelor’s degree in Economics and Political Science, his masters in Public Administration and doctorate in Public Affairs and Economics from the Henry Bloch School of Business and Public Administration at the University of Missouri-Kansas City.

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Erich Timkar
05/23/2011 1:30pm EDT

Entertaining presentation, though anytime someone suggests working within my community to effect change, I get the feeling that they’re probably not talking about folks of my political persuasion. The challenge with this presentation the assumption that the vast majority of the of the several thousand in attendance are generally politically progressive. Again, entertaining and insightful if note incite-full.

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Dan Melton
05/19/2011 9:09am EDT

thanks Iain for the comment!

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Iain Hecker
05/19/2011 7:54am EDT

inspiring talk, but it felt like you were repeating yourself a lot.