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New America: Baratunde Thurston and Vivian Graubard on the Future of Civic Tech

To renew America, we need new ideas to bring citizens into their democracy. Change only happens when ordinary people get involved. Now, more than ever, governments need technologists to help them better serve the American people. And technologists have developed new ways for constituents to hold public leaders and institutions accountable. Speaker Baratunde Thurston will guide you in conversation on civic engagement, the future of technology and government, and how harnessing both can be used for implementing good. (YouTube: New America, May 22, 2017)




Founded in 1999, New America is a think tank and civic enterprise committed to renewing American politics, prosperity, and purpose in the Digital Age. Read More.


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Nominations are Now Open for the 2018 Abie Awards at #GHC18

crowd-conference-overview.jpgThe 2018 Grace Hopper Celebration (GHC) will take place September 26-28 in Houston, Texas at the George R. Brown Convention Center. GHC serves as the largest conference for women in computing and is named after computer scientist and United States Navy Rear Admiral, Grace Hopper.

Each year, honors women who have achieved significant career and personal success with the Abie Award. Recipients receive an expenses-paid trip to GHC, an opportunity to speak at the conference and a $7,000 cash prize.

Do you know a woman who has an established track record and made a clear impact on the community? Submit your nomination by March 1, 2018, here.