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Thursday, October 8 • 1:30pm - 2:30pm
City of Oakland
Limited Capacity seats available
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Session Title: Civic Innovation Open House - How do you run the most diverse city in America?

Oakland is a launching pad for social ventures and a leader in many emerging economic sectors, including the Maker Movement, local food production, sustainability and civic tech. Come get a high level overview of the city’s diverse and resilient economy and see some of the innovative tools local government staff deploy to remain nimble and responsive to residents and businesses on the leading edge of their fields.

This session will take place at Oakland City Hall, 3rd Floor Lobby

City staff presenters include:
  • LaTonda Simmons, City Clerk, SpeakUp Oakland
  • Jada Chiu, Oakland Parks & Recreation, City Voices
  • John McCabe, Public Works, SeeClickFix
  • Marisa Raya, Special Projects, Economic Development Strategy & Startup In Residence Program
  • Margot Prado, Economic Development, West Oakland Works and Oakland Makers
  • Mai-Ling Garcia, Digital Front Door and Civic Design Lab

Presenters
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Marisa Raya

Economic Analyst - Tech & Special Projects, City of Oakland
Oakland economy, local market conditions, partnerships, equitable development and building an inclusive and diverse tech sector.

Host Companies
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City of Oakland

A city with working class roots growing in a Silicon Valley region, Oakland is a cauldron of creativity and a home for thinkers that challenge the status quo. The last few years have seen accelerating growth in startups and new social ventures that see Oakland as a place to test solutions for a better world. With the goal of inclusive and equitable economic growth, City of Oakland is encouraging and supporting this entrepreneurial community as... Read More →

Ambassadors
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Allen Barth

Founder, Barth Design Group
I am working to merge art plus energy management. Well, I earned a living making buildings plus mechanical processes function more efficiently with more comfort for people. Now, I am developing my multimedia skills with photography plus digital art.