Executive Director, Code for Philly
Dawn took leadership at Code for Philly in early 2015, shifting the focus of the community towards developing solutions collaboratively with government and other civic-focused organizations. This approach starts a conversation around social issues and builds both digital and civic literacy in the process. By day, Dawn is a Operations Manager at Prompt Works.
Deputy Director of Community Engagement and Communications at Rebuild, City of Philadelphia
David Gould is the Deputy Director of Community Engagement and Communications for the City of Philadelphia’s Rebuild initiative. Rebuild is an investment in Philadelphia’s neighborhoods. Through public, private, and philanthropic support, Rebuild will make significant investments – up to $500MM over 7 years – in Philadelphia’s community parks, libraries, recreation centers, and playgrounds with the goals of expanding educational opportunities for children, supporting healthy lifestyles for all, improving public safety in our shared spaces, and creating jobs across the city.
Chief Service Officer at City of Philadelphia
Stephanie Monahon serves as the city’s chief Service Officer, leading the Office of Civic Engagement and Volunteer Service. She oversees the city’s various volunteer programs, such as AmeriCorps VISTA and the Foster Grandparents program. She came to public service by way of advocacy and political activity, previously working at Organizing for Action and President Obama’s campaigns.
Director of Product, The OpenGov Foundation
Aaron is currently the Director of Product for the OpenGov Foundation, a nonprofit using technology to help reconcile constituents and their democratic representatives. He was formerly the Director of Civic Technology for the City of Philadelphia where he built and guided the team that is redesigning phila.gov to be simple, crisp, respectful, and delightful. Prior to joining the City, Aaron was CTO of OpenPlans, a non-profit that built open-source software for cities, primarily focused on urban planning and community engagement. He was also an inaugural fellow with Code for America.
Panelists for Project demo
Chief Administrative Officer, City of Philadelphia
Executive Director, Philadelphia 3.0
Alison Perelman is the Executive Director of Philadelphia 3.0, a nonprofit organization committed to reforming the city’s political system. 3.0 supports independent-minded candidates running for municipal office, with a principal focus on City Council, and advocates for good government and reform legislative initiatives, with a bias for data and best practices.
Philadelphia Program Director, Knight Foundation
Prior to joining Knight, Morgan held leadership positions in Mayor Michael A. Nutter’s administration, including chief of staff to the deputy mayor for environmental and community resources and assistant managing director. He has helped to develop innovative public initiatives to increase the urban tree canopy, promote an equitable food system, create new public parks and play spaces, as well as advance workforce development, digital literacy and community engagement.
Bob is a developer on the geocoding team at Mapbox. He previously worked at the Philadelphia startup Picwell where he helped build a recommendation engine for personal health insurance plans. Prior to that, Bob worked for the Sunlight Foundation’s Labs team, where he tracked data related to political influence including campaign finance, lobbying, and foreign agent registration.