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Thank you for registering for Civic Innovation Day 2019! See below for updates and information with more to come!

We have limited space and pay for lunches so if you can no longer make it, cannot stay the entire day, or feel like it isn't for you, please cancel your ticket (you can do so in Eventbrite or by replying to us here).

What you need to know:
  • Bring your laptop and a reusable water bottle. We will not have beverages (other than some coffee) available
  • Bag lunch is provided (free, including a veggie option). If you have other dietary restrictions, we kindly ask that you bring your own lunch. We are happy to patronize Breadworks and support its mission with our food budget.
  • The event is at CitySpace
  • Be ready with an idea! During the morning we will ask some of you to pitch "team" ideas, be ready to pitch or join!
Other information shared in our email last week:

What to Expect: During the day will be be learning about smart city technology and the internet of things. We will consider how each can be used to make our community a richer place to live. By the end of the morning we will ask people with ideas to "pitch" those ideas to the audience in an attempt to build collaborative teams. These teams will spend the afternoon working on an idea. This may mean working on a very simple thought exercise or a full on "maker" activity, depending on the level of technical expertise in the group. You should feel free to come with or without a team and with or without an idea to pitch.

Food and Drink Details: We will have bagels and coffee as you arrive. Bagels are provided by Bodo's Bagels and coffee is sponsored by the Charlottesville office of Womble Bond Dickinson. Thank you! For lunch we are purchasing bag lunches from Breadworks (including vegetarian options). We will also purchase snacks (snack bars, fruit, cookies) during the afternoon. If you have dietary needs that we are not fulfilling, please feel free to bring your own food. Rather than purchase bottled water for the event, we're asking people to bring reusable water bottles for the drinking fountain or any other beverage that you may want.
Parking: As part of the City's i-Team sponsorship, we will have 40 all day parking passes for the Market St. garage. They will be distributed at registration, upon request, until gone. We strongly encourage people to car pool, walk, and ride bikes to the event.

Tentative Schedule:
9:00- Breakfast, check-in, Welcome
9:35- Jason Daniel, President, TechDynamism: Importance of technology to drive civic improvement/quality of life
9:50- Why are we here?
10:00- Dr. Luis Felipe Rosado Murillo, Associate Researcher, Data Science Institute (UVA) - Safecast & IoT basics
10:15- Outline for the day and team brainstorming
10:30- Team pitches
11:00- Team formation and plan development
12:00- Lunch is served
12:15- Dr. Jon Goodall, Associate Professor, Engineering Systems and Environment, Associate Director, Link Lab - Norfolk Things Network project
12:30- Introduction of Code for Charlottesville, Dr. Jonathan Kropko, Data Science Institute (UVA)
1:00- Teams begin to work
2:30- Snacks, coffee
4:00- Time check: Remind groups to wrap up
4:30- Project presentations and judging


What are my parking options for getting to and from the event?
This event is centrally located in Downtown Charlottesville at Cityspace. We highly encourage you to walk, bike or carpool. If you need to drive, please use the Market Street Garage. Thanks to sponsorship from the City's Innovation Team, we will be validating tickets for a certain number of hours (more info to come) and you will be responsible for any remaining hours in the garage.

What should I bring to the event?
Aside from your great ideas, please bring a mac or PC laptop and charger along with your favorite design programs and IDE software. There will be plenty of room and power on hand for your charging needs. Wifi will also be provided. Layers of clothing and a reuseable water bottle are recommended.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
If you have questions about this event or if you would like to contribute please contact Alpha Diallo with Smart Cville (

I don't consider myself a designer or developer, can I still attend?
Yes! This is a chance to engage in civic participation. Even if you are unfamiliar with designing or developing, your feedback and ideas can help.

Our sponsors

Many thanks to our current sponsors who represent some of the best companies in Charlottesville! WillowTree, Ting, Tech Dynamism, Crutchfield, City of Charlottesville i-Team
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Food sponsors:
Bodo’s Bagels, Womble Bond Dickinson, Wegmans

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