Once you’ve gotten back into the swing of things after the Thanksgiving holiday, check out the two main events happening in Washington, DC this week. [email protected], a two day event around technology for international development, is looking at how technology can be used around elections, while Rootscamp, a two day unconference, will bring together organizers to talk campaign strategy on the heels of the U.S. election. More details on both are below.
Friday, November 30
8:45 am — 4:30 pm
[email protected]:ElecTech : This [email protected] is focused entirely on elections and how technology can be used to improve executing, monitoring, fraud prevention, and more. We’ll be there talking about building an open data infrastructure for elections, specifically in Afghanistan, and monitoring results and our recent maps of the U.S. election with USA TODAY.
9:00 am — 5:00 pm
RootsCamp : Campaigners and organizers will be gathering this Friday and Saturday to rehash lessons learned this election season. The unconference will cover strategies and approaches that worked and ones that bombed and technologies and infrastructures that were awesome or needed improvement. Chris will be there to talk about finding, analyzing, and publishing open data sets and how to visualize them with MapBox tools.
Saturday, December 1
9:00 am — 4:00 pm
[email protected] Unconference : This casual follow up to Friday’s event will allow participants to sit down, have conversations around themes that emerged the day before, and do some hands on workshops and trainings around implementing technology for elections. It’s a great opportunity to dive deeper into specific strategies and tools with others working around common problems.