Code for America/Australia Workshop

  • 2 hour tutorial or workshop
Code for America and Code for Australia are holding a workshop to explore how government, residents, and the private sector can effectively work together to create stronger, more resilient communities.   It'll be a 'roll-up-your-sleeves' workshop that will convene innovators from local government and civic-minded technologists, designers, community organisers, and entrepreneurs.  

Expect guest speakers, demos, prototypes that commit to making Gold Coast a better, smarter city.

The workshop will be jointly facilitated by Lynn Fine of Code for America and Alvaro Maz of Code for Australia. All are welcome - both conference attendees and guests. Being from the Gold Coast is also not mandatory, there is something for everyone interested in this topic.


As International Programs Manager for Code For America, Lynn manages an international network of civic innovators, documents civic tech lessons learned from around the world and creates resources to support our international partners in positively impacting their own communities.

Lynn is a native San Franciscan who brings a wealth of international experience to CfA. After graduating Summa Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa from UCLA with a major in International Development, she went on to work in six countries in Latin America and then in India, resolving policy challenges and managing youth leadership projects.

She received a Master in Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School, where she was selected as a Harvard Leadership Institute Fellow. In her degree program she focused on learning strategies to improve governance in developing countries with an emphasis on leveraging technology for social impact.

Most recently, before joining CfA, Lynn advised the city of Porto Alegre, Brazil on implementing its open data program. She believes that by working to improve governance we can make the delivery of services more effective and positively impact people’s lives.

Lynn is an avid mate tea drinker and nature enthusiast. When she's not in the office or traversing the globe you can find her in Pt. Reyes exploring the West Marin coastline.

The OSDC 2014 team is dedicated to providing a friendly, safe and welcoming conference environment for everyone. We have a code of conduct to clearly outline our expectations. Our goal is to create a safe and harassment-free conference experience for all involved, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, disability, ethnicity, religion, preferred operating system, programming language or text editor.