Talking about Gender, Civic Tech and Open Data Archives

Next week we'll be focusing our Brown-Bag Lunch (BBL) sessions on gender and opendata. We'll have speakers joining us from 18F, MapBox, the DC government, Code for DC, WORLD Policy Analysis Center, Open Knowledge, Global Integrity, and Development Gateway - so be sure to RSVP today!

 

Exploring Gender in Civic Tech: How Can We Ensure More Equality?
Monday, October 20th, 12.30-2pm
As the data show, the tech industry is male dominated. Is this also the case for civic tech? Likely yes, but what is the reality? And what steps are organizations and government agencies taking to ensure more equality? Join us for a discussion about the gender landscape in civic tech, and identify and explore best practices that could help others.

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The Need for a New Approach to Transparency in Gender Equality
Tuesday, October 21st, 12.30-2pm
Despite decades of progress for women’s rights domestically and internationally, significant gaps in gender equality remain. Monitoring in the global community has focused primarily on outcomes and historically there has been little comparative information available on the laws and policies that shape women and girls’ equal opportunities.

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Exploring the Intersection of Open Data and Archives
Wednesday, October 22nd, 12.30-2pm
Can the open data movement thrive in an era when government archives receive less and less attention and funding? What is the role that government archival systems play in "setting the stage" for effective open data initiatives, and how do well-run archives reinforce the digital liberation of government data? Join us for a fascinating exploratory conversation with a distinguished panel of both archival and open data practitioners.

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