I speak publicly on topics including open data, civic technology, interaction design, urban planning technology, and digital engagement.


NOTABLE Speaking Engagements

Panelist, Social Innovation and Government

Harvard Igniting Innovation Summit on Social Entrepreneurship
October 28th, 2018
Cambridge, MA

Code for Boston,
National Day of Civic Hacking
August 2018, Cambridge, MA

Lightning Speaker, “Redesigning Youth Employment with the City of Boston”

Guest Lecturer on “Practicing Planning & Technology”

Harvard University Graduate School of Design, Executive Education Course: Master Planning the City
June 2018, Cambridge MA

Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture & Planning (GSAPP) Urban Heritage and Data in the 21st Century Symposium. 
February 2018, New York, NY

Speaker "Civic Technology & Community Partnership Models for Qualitative Data Collection"

Guest Lecturer "Citizen Interaction Design & Applied Civic Technology"

University of Michigan Taubman College of Architecture & Planning Introduction to Urban Informatics
October 2017, Ann Arbor, MI

Real Estate Group at MassDevelopment, September 2017
Boston, MA 

Speaker on "Agile Development & Managing Innovation in the Public Sector"


Implementing Best Practices,
A Statewide Conference for Municipal Officials & Staff, September 2017
Framingham, Massachusetts

Panelist, "Cybersecurity Best Practices in Local Government" with Dennis McDermitt, Chief Technology Officer and Chief Information Securities Officer, Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Greg McCarthy, Chief Information Security Officer, City of Boston and Sherwood Ives, IT Director of Bedford


MAKING I.T. WORK: Modernizing Local Government, 2016

Panelist, "Changing Gov IT Culture: Hiring and Retaining IT Talent" with MassIT Director of Design, Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Harlan Weber


Code for America Summit, 2016
Oakland, CA

Mainstage Speaker with Jascha Franklin-Hodge, Chief Innovation Officer, City of Boston "Placing Boston's Youth in Summer Jobs"


Columbia University Lectures in Planning Series, 2016,
New York, NY

Speaker “Urban Data Analytics Panel” with Jeff Maki (Intersection) and Constantine Kontokosta (CUSP), Columbia University GSAPP Lectures In Planning


University of California Berkeley School of Environmental Design, Urban Informatics and Data Visualization

Annual Guest Lecturer (2013-2016) to Graduate city planning students at UC Berkeley's Urban Informatics and Data Visualization course


SxSW Interactive, US Conference of Mayors Track, Austin, TX, 2015

Speaker “Digital Service Delivery at Code for America” US Conference of Mayors and City of Austin’s Mayoral Pitch Competition with Mayor of Austin, Texas, Steve Adler


Milken Institute Forums
Santa Monica, CA, 2015

Panelist on "The Open Data Opportunity: How Government Information Can Change the Way California Does Business“ with California Secretary of State, Alex Padilla, VP of Engineering at Trulia and the LA Times Data Desk editor, Ben Welsh


Panelist, “Designing Social Systems” SF Design Week, with Airbnb, Facebook, Quora Product Designers