21 Universities - Public Interest Technology Network

Not sure where to place this, but could be a key part of how brigades grow with different kinds of connections to PI technologists in or recently graduated from these and other universities.
The Public Interest Technology Universities Network is a partnership that fosters collaboration between 21 universities and colleges committed to building the nascent field of public interest technology and growing a new generation of civic-minded technologists. https://www.newamerica.org/public-interest-technology/university-network/about-pitun/


Is there a way for universities not in this network to join in the future, @JBStephens?

Carl - sorry for the slow reply. I have not tried, but per the end of the article, the contact person is: https://www.newamerica.org/our-people/andreen-soley/

@carlvlewis - an update per universities joining https://www.newamerica.org/public-interest-technology/university-network/about-pitun/ New America staff and some university participants met May 29 and @eturkel and I attended. They will have some process set in the coming months for adding colleges and universities. Their next PIT-UN meeting will be in early October, location TBD. As noted above, best contact person is https://www.newamerica.org/our-people/andreen-soley/

I am working with all the local Universities based in Miami a part of this network on a few projects. A part of my goal was to highlight existing projects done by brigades and compensate them for their time for assisting with projects. Right now, I have Code for Miami and Open Austin.

If you want to be kept in the loop of this effort just heart this message. Iā€™m especially looking to get captains and brigade leads onboard as I think this makes for excellent cross-brigade collaboration opportunities.


Thanks, Gregory. Do keep me in the loop please, stephens@sog.unc.edu

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One more piece, Gregory. Please let @e9turkel and I know about your work, or just add to our google doc about university-brigade connections - https://docs.google.com/document/d/1d6tZsbmiKeujvlWvlI_kOEi9d09BlCJY6zniVAntVF8/edit#heading=h.p4pwmkqd3kwy

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HiGregory - any news on this project, please?

Hi folks, so Miami was fortunate to have 2 Universities get awards but only 1 working with the brigade through an idea I championed from both sides of my work.

  1. Miami Dade College | Participatory Budget [Partnered with Code for Miami and Open Austin]
  2. Florida International University | Fellows Program [ No Brigade partner but working on it]
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