2014年4月30日水曜日

2014 Google Personal Democracy Fellowship

Women who wants to join Personal Democracy Forum, listen up!

Personal Democracy Forum is a conference that crosses the world of technology and politics. PDF brings together a thousand top opinion makers, political practitioners, technologists, and journalists from across the ideological spectrum for two days to network, exchange ideas, and explore how technology and wired citizens are changing politics, governance, and civil society.

This is the video of keynote from last year by Catherine Bracy of Code for America, "What Techies Need to Know About Politics"



This year, PDF will be held on 6/5-6 in New York at NYU’s Skirball Center, and the theme is “Save the Internet | The Internet Saves,” focusing on the ways people can work together to keep the Internet open for free speech and association, and how the Internet itself helps make society and civic life more open, participatory, and innovative.

https://personaldemocracy.com/conferences/nyc/2014



This year's speakers include:
Clay Shirky Professor, NYU Interactive Telecommunications Program
Bruce Schneier Author & Security Technologist
Jillian York Director, Electronic Frontier Foundation
John Paul Farmer Senior Advisor, White House Office of Science & Technology Policy
Rebecca MacKinnon Co-founder, Global Voices Online
Sue Gardner Executive Director, Wikimedia Foundation
Barton Gellman Journalist, The Washington Post
Ben Berkowitz Founder/CEO, SeeClickFix
Shannon Dosemagen Co-founder, Public Laboratory
And my colleague from Civic Innovation Team, Google - Anthea Watson Strong is speaking this year too.

In order to support female civic innovators who are wanting to join PDF, Google and Personal Democracy Media are teaming up to offer registration and travel fellowships for women working in civic technology to PDF 2014.

For the 2014 Google PDF Fellowship, we're looking for 15 women who are working to keep the Internet open or working on ways the Internet makes democracy stronger, or both. To apply, take a few minutes to fill out the application form by 12 noon EST on Thursday May 1, 2014 to tell us more about yourself and how you’re thinking bigger. Fellowships cover the full registration costs and include a meal with Googlers during the conference and possible partial travel stipends. All applicants will receive notifications regarding decisions by May 9, 2014.

You can apply here:
https://docs.google.com/a/google.com/forms/d/1FiD3CBGrHuZ-1x4ybAhl72efKmHMzGtjNNtPynClKiA/viewform

Disclaimer: The opinions expressed here are my own, and do not reflect those of my employer. -Fumi Yamazaki