How Urban Tech is Disruptive Government Procurement

(originally published on What’s APPening) I spent the past few days with our COO at the Smart City Startups Festival in Miami, Florida, interacting with some of today’s most visionary, innovative urban tech startup founders who are disrupting almost every facet of the urban landscape. All of the startups showcased at the summit have the potentialContinue reading “How Urban Tech is Disruptive Government Procurement”

3 Ways Branded Mobile Apps Help Cities

Originally posted on APPCityLife: What's APPening®:
As initiatives go, Open Data is still in its infancy, with most early-adopters only two or three years out from the release of their first data sets. As the CEO of APPCityLife, a civic tech company supporting the delivery of those data sets into useful civic mobile apps…

Why We Must Change Our View of Who Belongs in Tech

I probably need to get a few things out of the way first: I am creative – not artistic by a long shot, but most certainly far more creative than tech. I love words – the nuance of emotion, the ability to convince, rally or even stir up simply by the choice of words. I like to think bigContinue reading “Why We Must Change Our View of Who Belongs in Tech”

Why We Must Help Bridge the Gap For Women In Tech

The true, equalizing power of what we’d spent five years building at APPCityLife – our blend of civic tech and user-friendly access is a gateway for women as well as other under-represented groups to not only embrace but become active, contributing participants in tech.