Julia Kloiber: Let's build better digital tools for our cities!

About this talk: When it came to getting public consensus on a complex plan to convert the epic Tempelhof Airport into something new, Berlin sought an effective way to communicate the nuances of the various proposals. The solution? A computer coder synthesized the information from all the options into a simple infographic, leading to an informed vote by the public. Julia Kloiber argues for the release of government data so coders can unscramble it for the public good - in Berlin and beyond.

About this speaker

Julia is Project Lead at the Open Knowledge Foundation Germany. She has a background in design and media theory and works on civic tech and open data projects. Her latest projects include a civic tech incubator “Stadt Land Code” and the community program “Code for Germany”.

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