EVENT: Croydon Tech City ‘Politics & Tech’ edition – Thursday 20th March 7:30pm

By - Monday 17th March, 2014

It’s that time of the month again when Croydon’s tech scene comes out to play at Matthews Yard and learn from local tech entrepreneurs.

Everyone is welcome – you don’t need to be a business owner or computer-lover to enjoy this!

To attend this Thursday’s Croydon Tech City event at Matthews Yard, please sign up as ‘attending’ here or  to confirm your attendance.

Dominic Campbell, FutureGov

How to make technology that empowers citizens and local government

FutureGov works with local authorities to make better public services through the use of elegantly designed technology.

FutureGov has created Patchwork, Casserole, and Lantern –  a simple, secure web tool that connects professionals working with children and vulnerable adults and supporting troubled families.

Alex Bilbie, Senior Software Developer at VideoGamer

“Open Data, Open Croydon: Keeping Croydon’s politicians accountable” 

Photo used with permission by Alex Bilbie

Alex Bilbie is a software developer at VideoGamer, Europe’s largest independent videogaming site, which is in the heart of Croydon Tech City.

Alex will be talking about keeping government accountable through open data and why it is important that government and public services offer open data to foster stronger relations with citizens, enable better transparency and empower technologists to build better public services.

Sanjay Poyzer, Founder of CauseHub

On building technology that makes the ordinary person “change the world”

Sanjay is the founder of CauseHub – a social network and open data platform that was birthed at a #Hack4Good hackathon last year.

CauseHub is nearing its finishing touches and Sanjay will be talking to us about his product and what it’s like being a tech entrepreneur trying to change the way the world works for the better.

To attend this Thursday’s Croydon Tech City event at Matthews Yard, please sign up as ‘attending’ here or  to confirm your attendance.

Jonny Rose

Jonny Rose

Jonny Rose is a committed Christian who has lived in the Croydon area for nearly twenty years. He is an active participant in his local community, serving at Grace Vineyard Church and organising Purley Breakfast Club, and was ranked "Croydon's 37th most powerful person" by the Croydon Advertiser (much to his amusement). He owns a lead generation company. He is the Head of Content at marketing technology company Idio, the founder of the Croydon Tech City movement, a LinkedIn coach, and creator of Croydon's first fashion label, Croydon Vs The World. Working on Instagram training and a Linkedin lead generation service. Views are his own, but it would be best for all concerned if you shared them. Please send your fanmail to: jonnyrose1 (at) gmail (dot) com

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