Government Needs You


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Government needs technologists at all levels. We’re needed on legislative staffs and at regulatory agencies in order to make effective tech policy, but we’re also needed elsewhere to implement policy more broadly. We’re needed to advise courts, testify at hearings, and serve on advisory committees. At this session, you’ll hear how public interest technologists are having an impact on government.

Learning Objectives:
1: Understand the breadth of entry points into supporting good policy making as a technologist.
2: Learn about recent public inquiries into tech-sector activities (i.e., Facebook’s data sharing).
3: Hear lightning talks from people uniquely positioned to impact the FTC, FCC, Congress and more.

Participants
Ashkan Soltani

Participant

Independent Consultant, Soltani LLC

Gigi Sohn

Participant

Distinguished Fellow, Georgetown Law Institute for Technology Law & Policy

Hashim Mteuzi

Participant

Senior Manager, Network Talent Initiative, Code for America

Travis Moore

Participant

, TechCongress

security awareness practitioner perspectives privacy government regulations ethics data security


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