CivicMakers Salon – Transparency

We live in an age of broken politics, overwhelming civic cynicism, and vast disparities in wealth and justice. At the same time, grassroots interest in remaking democracy abounds, from the maturing open government movement to a proliferation of new civic engagement and empowerment platforms.

Join us for a new conversation about what kind of society we wish to live in, and what solutions will move us most quickly in that direction.

CivicMakers is a community of creative, passionate people working at the intersection of democracy and technology. We gather regularly to answer the questions “what does real democracy look like, and how can technology help us get there?” More salon than meetup, more world-changing than networking, CivicMakers is just like democracy…your participation is required.

This month we’ll be focusing on the theme of “transparency,” and hearing about some important projects around open data and legislative accountability. Here’s the schedule, feel free to drop by for an hour or the whole evening!

  • 6pm – Networking with the best and brightest in civictech & govtech
  • 7pm – Welcome and featured speakers, followed by breakout group discussions
    > Joy Bonaguro, Chief Data Officer for the City and County of San Francisco
    > Pantera Arzhintar, Founder & CTO of Countable
    > Amy Ngai, Partnership and Training Director at Sunlight Foundation
  • 8pm – Closing and more networking

Refreshments will be served. Come prepared to be inspired!

Special thanks to our sponsor Accela Software for their generous support of this event. Learn more about how Accela is improving government by helping local agencies deepen civic engagement at