I’ve spoken across the country on topics from data driven decision making, government transparency & engagement, open data, civic innovation and community data impacts.  If you’re interested in having me be part of your event, I’d love to talk with you. I always bring expertise, humor and a passion for tailoring ideas and sessions for diverse audiences.

For small, local events I’m happy to participate pro-bono. For larger events and travel I have a reasonable fee requirement.

Public Speaking Experience

Mile High Data Day, Denver, CO (2/19/2016)
Keynote presentation

California Data Summit, Sacramento, CA, 2015
Presentation: Policy & Practice Limitations of Open Data

Opportunity Youth Initiative, Aspen Institute, New Orleans, 2015
Presentation: Data driven change

USDN, 2015
Presentation: Data driven equity

Community Indicators Consortium, 2015
Webinar training: Open data and Oakland

Oakland Public Ethics Transparency Hearing, 2013
Presentation: Open data and civic engagement

White House Champions of Change Awards, 2013

Code for America Summit, 2012

Data Driven Decision making and how data can inform and reform education policy and bring about equity and justice in our cities

CalGIS Conference, Sacramento, CA, 2012
Presentation: How GIS Supports Data-Driven Decision Making.
Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia: Reinventing Older Communities Conference, Philadelphia, PA, 2012
Presentation: Innovation with Civic Information.
Federal Reserve Bank of SF: CRA Conference, Seattle, WA, 2012
Panelist: Measuring Impact.

Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond: Strategic Data-Use to Stabilize Neighborhoods Conference, Baltimore, MD, 2011
Keynote: Open Data Supporting Neighborhood Stabilization.
Presentation: Ground Level Data. 2011

ESRI UC, San Diego, 2011
Presentation & Ignite: All Your Data belong To Us: Open Geospatial Data.
Nonprofit Technology Conference, Washington, D.C., 2011
Presentation:  Keeping it real (Secure).

Nonprofit Technology Conference, Washington, D.C., 2011
Presentation:  The Future of the Map.

Promise Neighborhoods Institute, Washington, D.C., 2011
Presentation:  Advanced Data Analysis and Segmentation.
NNIP Equity Conference, Oakland, CA, 2010
Presentation:  Chronic Absence in Oakland Public Schools.
ESRI User Conference, San Diego, California, 2010
Presentation:  Democratizing Data.

UC Berkeley GIS Day, Berkeley, California, 2009
Presentation:  Democratizing Data & Empowering Communities.
ESRI User Conference, San Diego, California, 2009
Presentation:  Social Justice goes Geospatial.