Thursday 13th February, 2014
11:30am to 12:30pm
Local government is poised to reap huge benefits from open data and citizen access. Less fettered than state or federal governments, yet with access to vast amounts of information on how populations and services are working, data can pinpoint problems and make cities smarter.
Join Kiran Jain, the Senior Deputy Attorney for the City of Oakland, and Shannon Spanhake, the Deputy Innovation Officer for the City and County of San Francisco, to learn how governments are changing, and being changed, by the digital age.
Founder of OnBeep, Chef, and VelocityConf. Firefighter.
Jesse Robbins is a technology founder & innovator with a unique background as a firefighter and emergency manager. Robbins is widely recognized for transforming the way companies like Facebook & Yahoo manage complex internet systems, and for his work helping governments and humanitarian organizations embrace new technologies.
He is now Founder & CEO of OnBeep, a stealthy wearable hardware startup which will launch later this year.
Prior to OnBeep, Robbins founded Chef which makes software used by companies like Facebook, Google, and Yahoo to automates servers & infrastructure. He also founded the Velocity Web Performance & Operations Conference and edited the Web Operations book book. He is credited as a creator of the DevOps movement.
Prior to Chef, Robbins worked at Amazon.com with the title of “Master of Disaster” where he was responsible for Website Availability for every property bearing the Amazon brand.
Robbins is a volunteer Firefighter/EMT and Emergency Manager, and led a task force deployed in Operation Hurricane Katrina. His experiences in the fire service profoundly influence his efforts in technology, and he strives to distill his knowledge from these two worlds and apply it in service of both.
Deputy Innovation Officer, City of SF: Open Innovation in government bio from Twitter
working at the intersection of law, policy innovation and civic design. founding attorney @kiva. bio from Twitter
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