Unconferences and hackathons are powerful events for building a space in which everybody can impact the world they live in. What does it take to put on these events? From handling the logistics (book a venue, order food) to focusing energy (setting a theme, inviting participants), let's talk about everything that needs to happen to make a great unconference or hackathon.
The State CIO created an enterprise Innovation Program that is focused on working with the 2,100 IT staff across all departments, boards, councils, etc in the executive branch of State government. The organization has the unique benefit of having staff positioned in each agency that delivers services (and data) to all Minnesotans. There are some key focuses that affect citizens directly which are already underway: 1) ...more »