Most Americans would argue that Congress must be fixed — and an event this weekend is asking political scientists, policy experts, technologists, architects and designers to help do just that.
Hosted by the Harvard Kennedy School of Government and the OpenGov Foundation, the #Hack4Congress event will focus on how to improve the inner-workings of government via innovation, rather than using technology to replace government.
“The event was born over a concern that we’re living in a time where public dissatisfaction is palpable,” said Maggie McKinley, a fellow at the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation. “Innovation can fix the dysfunction. Very few organizations are actually working on legislative procedure where technology could help government work better.”