Wednesday 21st April, 2010
11:00am to 12:00pm
Sarah Schacht is a political entrepreneur who searches for simple technology solutions to complex social problems. Eagerly involved in politics from an early age, she's been a conservative and a liberal, working for a range of causes and campaigns. In 2003, she left college to work on Howard Dean's presidential campaign, working in New Hampshire, Dean's national headquarters, Iowa, and Washington State. She specialized in youth outreach, crafting technical plans, online organizing, and field work. In 2004 she was one of the youngest delegates to the Democratic National Convention, and in 2005 she interned for Congressman Jay Inslee's office, where she researched the communications technology systems within Congress. Returning home to Washington State, she founded Knowledge As Power, a 501c3 nonpartisan organization which provides Washingtonians online tools to track legislation on any issue and communicate effectively with their legislators. Sarah is a 2008 Echoing Green Semi-Finalist, a Ford Foundation Partnership Grantee, Sunlight Foundation grantee, and a contributor to O'Reilly Book's Open Government book, publishing in February, 2010
Transparency, civic engagement design. Open legislative information & technology advisor. Surfer. Author. Writing a book on #opengov.
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