Collaborating with Government (or anybody, really)

by Bill Bushey | at MinneBar 10 | 1:45 – 2:35 in Stephen Leacock | View Schedule

"government is essentially what we do together that we can’t do alone." - Jennifer Pahlka

Often, to effect change in your local community, you have to work with a government. As an organization focused on facilitating community change with collaborative creation, Open Twin Cities has had its far share of government partnerships and interactions in its short history. In one year alone, Open Twin Cities collaborated with Minnesota's Secretary of State, MN.IT Services, and Hennepin County on three events, and worked with the City of Minneapolis to enact an open data policy. Along the way we've learned a thing or two about working with government, creating partnerships, and collaborating.

Ever wondered what it's like to work with a government? Or just curious to hear some lessons on collaboration? Then this session is for you.


Bill Bushey

Bill is a Civic Nerd, a developer and wonk who works at the intersection of technology and society. He's a Co-Founder and Lead Organizer of Open Twin Cities, a grass-roots non-profit that works to fosters an inclusive community of civic collaboration and champions open government and civic technology for positive social impact. Bill is also a Software Engineer at GovDelivery, a local business that empowers government to create better lives for more people.