|Dates:||August 2016 ― Present|
|Skills/Subjects:||civic, civic media, leadership, management, open data, open government|
As a member of Code for America, I’ve worked with the Atlanta, Portland, and Austin brigades. One key difference about Austin, though, is its strong design community, which its brigade takes to heart by eschewing the “Code for” and embracing the “Open” in Open Austin. After contributing to organizational projects and working on my own projects in the open, I joined the leadership team to better contribute to the overall culture and productivity of the group. In doing so, I’ve given talks, facilitated workshops, and helped network with public and private entities in the city to better position Open Austin in affairs we could grow in. I also worked with non-local organizations like Mozilla to share knowledge about how to grow and engage others as an open organization.