Tag: how to get the work done

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A one-year model doesn’t make sense

The city of Austin, TX, has been iterating their tech and innovation hiring practices and has just completed a restructure that moves from a fellowship model to one that will integrate technologists into city positions. We sent The Commons co-editor Sara Hudson to learn more about how they hire and get buy-in from city agencies.

We can’t promise them all jobs after, but at the very least, we get some work done

Nigel Jacob is the Co-founder of the Mayor’s Office of New Urban Mechanics, a civic innovation incubator and R&D Lab within Boston’s City Hall. He is a former Urban Technologist-in-Residence at Living Cities, currently a board member of Code For America and coUrbanize, and is an Executive-in-Residence at Boston University. We spoke with Nigel twice,

They were passionate, but didn’t know there was a technical path to get there

Aneesh Chopra was the Secretary of Technology for Virginia before becoming the first Chief Technology Officer of the United States. Today he is the president of CareJourney, a company that uses open health data to provide patient-specific insights and workflow automation for care organizations. Tweet him at @aneeshchopra. From The Commons: Aneesh is also the author of