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Sacramento State University’s Hornets Policy and Politics Alumni (HPPA) Chapter is hosting its "What's Possible: Open-Source Governance" event Dec. 13 to showcase how data and technology can improve government services and facilitate “new kinds” of civic engagement.

The latest of HPPA’s “What’s Possible” event series, the gathering will host a panel of private- and public-sector speakers who will share with the audience their experiences with technology and government, and their efforts advancing state and local data initiatives. Panel members include:

  • Jennifer Saha, National Director of the Public Sectors Council of the Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA)
  • Tim Ray, Regional Vice President, AT&T External Affairs Northern California
  • Maria MacGunigal, Chief Information Officer of the City of Sacramento
  • Yo Yoshida, CEO and Co-Founder of Appallicious Inc.
  • Almis Udrys, Director of Performance & Analytics, City of San Diego
  • Maya Wallace, Performance Manager of the California Department of Justice (moderator)

HPPA hosts a variety of events throughout the year to support the professional development of alumni and students involved in public policy, and promote the close connection between California government and Sacramento State, the only university with a home campus in the State Capitol city.

“The university now is working on a very exciting project to bring a downtown school of public affairs to expand its presence within blocks of the state government center,” said Josh Rosa, a representative of HPPA. “The idea is integrating these ideas of technology and data into to students’ public service careers. “

Rosa said more details on the development of the school will be discussed at the event.

Techwire is a sponsor of HPPA's upcoming "Whats Possible" event, along with CompTIA, League of California Cities, AT&T, and Sacramento State University’s College of Social Sciences and Interdisciplinary Studies.

For more information, visit HPPA’s Upcoming Events webpage.