Federal Challenge & Prize Community of Practice Quarterly Meeting

Tuesday, May 15, 2018 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM ET

Hosted by Challenge & Prize Community of Practice and DigitalGov University

In our May 2018 meeting, we learned about a White House roundtable on challenges and prizes, inter-agency partnership opportunities and congressional reporting requirements. We also took a deep dive into hackathons, heard how to power tech-related competitions with the Technology Modernization Fund, and gained tips promoting youth engagement in open innovation activity.

See talks below:

Executive Update: A Water Initiative Launches at the White House
  • Andre DeFontaine, Department of Energy
Meet and Greet: The Women Rocking the Implementation of Prize Authority Progress Report
  • Jennifer Shieh, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy
  • Shirley Han, Science and Technology Policy Institute
The Art of the Hack: Federal Agencies’ Use of Hackathons
  • Eric Mill, GSA (Moderator)
  • Debbie Bucci, HHS
  • Andrew Hait, U.S. Census Bureau
  • Kate Appel, HHS
  • Joseph Castle, GSA
  • Craig Jolley, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)
  • Jim Thompson, Department of State
Know Your Resources: Meet the Technology Modernization Fund
  • Elizabeth Cain, GSA
Doing Good: Lessons from a University on Boosting Youth Engagement
  • Nathan Dietz, University of Maryland
  • Toby Egan, University of Maryland

About the Challenges and Prizes Community of Practice

Our members support and encourage the use of incentivized competitions and challenges to attract and engage the public to meet critical government needs. The community gathers four times a year to share ideas, review best practices, and discuss policies and procedures. Membership and participation is open to federal, state, and local government.