Driving Growth and Social Impact w/ Public Sector & Tech Community Collaboration

Can collaborations between the BC public sector and the BC tech community accelerate economic growth and social impact? The B.C. Developers’ Exchange (http://bcdevexchange.org) is an initiative of the B.C. Government that’s adopted lean startup methodology to find out. Join David Hume, one of the co-founders of the DevExchange, in a discussion about the experiment and how your participation can take it to the next level.

Suggested donation: $5.


5:30-6:00: Doors open, schmoozing, coffee, and snacks
6:00-6:05: NetSquared welcome and program updates
6:05-7:00: Presentation by David Hume and Q&A
7:00-7:05: Net2Vic Needs Parade
7:05-7:30: Mingling, talking about next steps

David Hume

David Hume is Executive Director, Citizen Engagement for the Government of British Columbia. His small but high impact team is helping government agencies open code, data and APIs to power opportunities for BC’s tech community through DataBC and the B.C. Developers’ Exchange. David is also responsible for managing many high profile public consultations for the provincial government, including recent work on modernizing liquor laws, reducing frustration in government services, and improving the situation of people with disabilities in our province.