Technology and Social Services Leaders Unite to Re-Engineer Child Welfare System at Silicon Valley Hack Foster Care Summit February 27-28, 2017

--()--Drawing on the spirit of innovation that built Silicon Valley, the Hack Foster Care Summit February 27th & 28th in Mountain View will advance three key goals developed by event creator Hack Foster Care: 1) Reform the outdated technology infrastructure that often works against social services agencies, families and foster youth; 2) Create educational and career opportunities; 3) Provide much needed access to technology.

Who:

 

The Hack Foster Care Summit will bring together 200+ invited tech companies, government agencies, non-profits, community-based organizations and foster youth advocates, and continues the dialogue from the White House Foster Care Technology Hackathon held this past May. Participating sponsors include The Walter S. Johnson Foundation, Microsoft, Google and Box.org.

 

What:

The Silicon Valley Hack Foster Care Summit will feature “hack” teams of technologists, social services professionals and foster youth working on a series of problems currently facing the child welfare system in the South Bay and nationwide. The teams will develop both tech- and non-tech solutions that support the three strategic goals of Hack Foster Care.

 
The event will also feature the following visual and interview opportunities:

• A keynote by Mary Stuff, Vice President head of External Affairs, Comcast

• The Lost Childhood Museum Exhibit, the largest collection of art, artifacts and video portraits about youth experiences in foster care

 

Where:

Microsoft
1065 La Avenida Street, Mountain View, CA 94043
 

When:

Monday, February 27, 2017 from 1:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 from 8:15 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
 

Contact:

For a schedule of events, and to register for a press pass, please contact

Greg Berardi, Blue Marlin Partners at (415) 672-2377, greg@bluemarlinpartners.com

Contacts

Blue Marlin Partners
Greg Berardi, 415-672-2377
greg@bluemarlinpartners.com

Contacts

Blue Marlin Partners
Greg Berardi, 415-672-2377
greg@bluemarlinpartners.com