Boards: Joining the Sunlight Foundation Board of Directors

SunlightFoundation-logoToday I joined the board of directors of the Sunlight Foundation, a national, nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that uses the tools of civic tech, open data, policy analysisand journalism to make our government and politics more accountable and transparent to all.

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Daniel X. O’Neil is an open data and open government advocate and the executive director of Smart Chicago Collaborative, a civic organization devoted to improving lives in Chicago through technology. He’s also the cofounder of EveryBlock.

“We’re pleased to welcome these new members to Sunlight’s board of directors,” said Sunlight Co-Founder and Board Chair Mike Klein. “We have great faith that their contributions will strengthen Sunlight’s reach and connect its work to broader audiences.”

Presentation: CUTGroup at Open Gov Hack Night

Today I gave a presentation at Open Gov Hack Night. Description:

Daniel X. O’Neil of the Smart Chicago Collaborative will talk about theCivic User Testing Group, a set of regular Chicago residents who get paid to test out civic apps.

Dan and his colleagues will give a brief presentation about the impetus behind the program and cover its three essential components: UX testing, digital skills, and community engagement. They’ll also talk about how the Civic Tech community here in Chicago can get involved in this program which is being implemented all over the country.

Here’s the full presentation:

And a writeup, including full video:  Dan O’Neil Talks CUTGroup at OpenGov Hack Night