Join us for the Code for Canada Showcase at FWD50

The two biggest levers for improving people’s lives at scale are technology and government. At Code for Canada, we bring them together. 

Date: Monday, November 9, 1:30PM-5:30PM

Come see what’s possible when the latest digital methods and tools are applied to public sector projects. The fourth cohort of Code for Canada fellows will demonstrate the 21st century public services they’ve built in collaboration with government partners at Transport Canada, Measurement Canada and the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs. Both fellows and partners will share the stage to highlight successes and learnings from their projects and take part in a Q&A with the audience.

Afterwards, a series of breakouts will dive deeper into the fellowship and explore the program’s long tail. Three years and 17 projects into the program, we’ll examine how the Code for Canada fellowship is building digital capacity in government and civic capacity in the broader tech and design community.

Who should attend? People looking for tangible examples of digital transformation in government, anyone curious about Code for Canada or the fellowship, including prospective government hosts and prospective fellows. 

The agenda – November 9th, 2020

1:30 PMWelcome and keynote address

2:00 PM

Code for Canada Fellowship demonstrations

Transport Canada: Marine Safety
– Keith Colbourne, Code for Canada Fellow
– Colin Gunanayagam, Transport Canada

Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs
Seyi Taylor, Code for Canada Fellow
– Cora Loucks, OMAFRA

Measurement Canada
– Jasper Chan, Code for Canada Fellow
– Michael Jay, Measurement Canada

Transport Canada: Security 
– Jared Chadwick, Code for Canada Fellow
– Michèle Bélanger-Petrucci, Transport Canada

3:00 PMQ&A with Code for Canada fellows and government partners
3:35 PM
Breakout: Where are they now? Past fellowship partners

The Code for Canada fellowship is about more than just delivering new digital products
and services; the program is designed to simultaneously build digital capacity in the
public service. Meet three past fellowship partners and learn how the fellowship impacted
their teams and how they approach their work.

– Elizabeth Rhodenizer, Public Service Commission of Canada
– Jesse Coleman, City of Toronto Transportation Services
– Giselle Jean Baptiste, Public Services and Procurement Canada
4:00 PM
Breakout: Where are they now? Past fellows

The Code for Canada fellowship provides an opportunity for tech and design professionals
to explore public service, and learn what it’s like to work at the scale of government. Meet
fellowship alumni, and hear firsthand how the program impacted their careers–and their
commitment to the common good.

– Andrea Hill, 2019 UX Design Fellow
– Fatima Khalid, 2018 Developer Fellow

– Evan Savage, 2018 Developer Fellow
4:30 PM
Topic room: Becoming a C4C fellowship partner

Are you curious how the Code for Canada fellowship might help you deliver a new
digital government project, or build digital capacity on your team? Dorothy Eng, Code
for Canada’s Director of Partnerships, will be on hand to answer any questions you
have about the fellowship program. 
All session times are listed in the Eastern Time Zone (EST) UTC -5.

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Why attend FWD50?

We live in a time of massive transition, as our entire species shifts from analog to digital. No industry is untouched by this change—and it will reshape every facet of society. Join us November 3-9, 2020 for the world’s leading Digital Government Conference. 

The completely virtual event features nonpartisan discussion of digital government, with content designed around a detailed survey of government technologists and policy-makers worldwide. Join the best speakers and most important topics, with a core focus on learning and practical takeaways.

Work in real time with your peers to tackle the thorniest of policy issues. Join thousands of the world’s brightest authors, public servants, industry partners, and elected officials and chart the course of digital government. 

See the outstanding list of confirmed speakers here.

See the complete agenda here