Block 01 Sessions
Civic Tech Roundtable | Sarah Johnson, Sylvester Mobley | Elevation | 11am
With the boom of open data, civic engagement, technology, and entrepreneurship “civic tech” in all its forms has become increasingly popular. It can be a mode of alternative learning, personal and professional development, as well as provide a safe creative space to experiment with new ideas and address issues larger issues of division. The panel will briefly give their thoughts and open the floor to discussion with the whole room.
Notes from the Underground: Finding Green Stormwater Infrastructure Beneath our Feet | Abby Sullivan, Matthew Fritch (PWD) Anna Shipp (SBN) | Elevating | 11am
Crash Data | Ema Yamamoto, Streets Department | Discovery | 11:30am
This session will discuss the crash data newly released by the Streets department. Looking at the details available in the release and caveats which come with the data the conversation will unpack what the meaning within the data and brainstorm possible tech interventions that might help Philly improve traffic safety.
SEPTA, Recycling, and YOU: What it takes to run a successful recycling program | Becky Collins | Elevating | 12pm
It takes a lot of stuff to make SEPTA run. Find out how SEPTA has increased recycling participation at internal locations and how passengers can help achieve better recycling rates. This session will highlight operational changes that were implemented to increase recycling rates and how data helped drive employee participation. Session attendees will also leave with a better understanding of the recycling industry and how that affects what and how we recycle.
Block 02 Sessions
GoPhillyGo | Nick Rogers and Karl Koerner, Clean Air Council | Elevating | 2pm
The website is a multimodal trip planner specifically for sustainable transportation modes: biking, walking and public transportation. The planner allows users to combine modes of transportation to get more complete and better directions than what is currently available through Google.
Creativity and consumption as engines for technology problem solving | Dee Nicholas, Drexel University | Discovery | 2:30pm
This session will draw on best practices in a new and unique manner considering the ideas espoused by the Tech audience. The format is interactive and will give participants new tools to deploy in their creative practices.
Build a Better Business | Lindsay Bushong, Forsei Consulting/My MilkCrate | Elevating | 2:30pm
This session will draw on best practices in a new and unique manner considering the ideas espoused by the Tech audience. This session will be interactive and give participants new tools to deploy in their creative practices.
Finding the Key and Kite in Philly Energy Data | Mardi Ditze, Amanda Byrne, Office of Energy | Elevating | 3pm
This session will provide an overview of the City of Philadelphia’s Energy Office, the types of data maintained by the office, and will discuss how the data could be used in a valuable way. The session will be opened for feedback on current ideas, solicitation on how the Energy Office can best share data with the public, and what data is most interesting to share.
Education for Sustainability Learning Lens | Megan Garner, The School District of Philadelphia, Sustainability Program Manager | Discovery | 3:30pm
The School District of Philadelphia is about to release the GreenFutures, The District’s Sustainability Management Plan and is looking for ways to use interactive technology to collect, manage and compare data and educate students. We don’t know exactly what we are looking for, but do know we need help figuring out what possibilities are out there.
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