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Wednesday, July 16 • 16:30 - 17:30
Code a difference: Tech Acceleration in cities with code fellows

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This workshop will explore how ‘fellowships’ can contribute to solving civic challenges and creating a sustainable innovation ecosystem within cities. Within the fellowship format highly talented developers are temporarily placed with municipalities to work together with the civil servants and engaged citizens to create user centered solutions for specific civic issues. In group discussions we will map current civic challenges. We will look at how the (re)use of open data, code and apps in a general sense can help solve these challenges. Moreover, we will look at how a fellowship format works and what results it can deliverable in this context.

Session structure
Plenary introduction, sketching the landscape. Split up in smaller discussion groups to discuss civic challenges and possible solutions, by showcasing some of the examples from the fellowship programs. Plenary recap. Present fellowship format and benefits (possibly also a time frame). Split up to discuss how this model will work for the different cities represented. Plenary recap. Closing word. 

Facilitators
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Ivonne Jansen-Dings

projectmanager, Waag Society
Ivonne has collaborated on many national and European projects and challenges involving Open Data, like Apps for Europe, Arts Holland and Open Cities. On behalf of Waag Society, Ivonne promotes the use of Open Data by the government, organisations, the business world and by developers. She can be therefore called a true 'Open Data evangelist'.

Wednesday July 16, 2014 16:30 - 17:30
Space F1 Kulturbrauerei

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