Dave Guarino, Senior Software Engineer, Code for America (@CodeForAmerica) will be joining us for our weekly Monday seminar series. The seminar will start at 4:15PM and located in 1 Brattle Square, 4th floor, suite 470 (map).
Dave Guarino (@allafarce) will lead a discussions on the lessons learned from taking a prototype — built in three days, on top of fax machines — to scale as the largest (digital) assister for helping Californians access the SNAP (food stamp) program.
The discussion will focus on the tactical dimensions of digital transformation of government services:
- building for rapid learning;
- running a real digital service on day one;
- integrating with existing systems without waiting years;
- getting around entrenched risk aversion; and
- the myths that cause the most government technology failure.
The discussion is intended to be participatory and focused on the “how” of using technology to achieve the human-welfare aims of public policy.
(There will be coffee and a light assortment of snacks.)
More about Dave Guarino:
Dave Guarino is a Senior Software Engineer at Code for America, a non-profit organization that builds technology so that government serves vulnerable Americans better. He is a founding engineer (and now product manager) of GetCalFresh.org, a digital service that assists Californians through the process of enrolling in the SNAP (food stamp) program. A software engineer by trade, he studied Political Economy at UC Berkeley.
See the complete lineup of Fall 2017 digital HKS Monday seminar speakers.