CivicActions at BADCamp 2017

BadCamp 2017When the bright minds and positive energy of the Drupal community come together for four days of talks, trainings, and sprints, we want to be there! CivicActions is proud to sponsor and participate in BADCamp in Berkeley, California, October 18 – 21.

We look forward to connecting with friends old and new, while exploring the future of how organizations can use open source software to make a better world.

DKAN Open Data

One of the most exciting projects we’ll be discussing at BADCamp is DKAN, a Drupal distribution for publishing datasets and promoting open data standards.

On October 20 at 4:45 p.m., CivicActions will lead a panel discussion on how DKAN can increase collaboration, transparency, and open research in the scientific government community: “How the DKAN Open Data Platform Empowers Scientists.”


  • Adam Bergstein, CivicActions / DKAN Product Lead (LinkedIn: nerdstein)
  • Stefanie Gray, CivicActions / GIS and Open Data Specialist (LinkedIn: stefaniegray)
  • Gerard Lazo, USDA / Genetic Scientist (LinkedIn: gerardlazo)
  • Moderator: Elizabeth Raley, CivicActions (LinkedIn: elizabethraley)

Another session by Annai will examine the international use of DKAN in “How Drupal Is Helping Japan’s Government Embrace Open Data.”

We hope you can join us to celebrate the possibilities and achievements of open source software and open data at BADCamp.

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About the Author:

Melinda is a writer and content strategist who joined CivicActions in 2015 to help get all the right words into all the right places. She loves using storytelling to highlight the value of civic tech in the lives of citizens, bringing out the heart and soul behind the digital transformation projects that make the world a better place. She is responsible for content creation, editing, research, publication, organization, and promotion on a variety of web and social media platforms — ensuring that content is user-friendly and relevant.

Melinda brings bright enthusiasm and a passion for humanity to every project. Whether helping a technologist transfer a concept into laymen’s terms or crafting a story about a project achievement, she is happiest when someone exclaims, “That is exactly what I was trying to say!”  

In conjunction with her work at CivicActions, Melinda has provided project management, content strategy, and administration efforts for Agile Government Leadership (AGL), a community of civic professionals promoting the use of agile methods in government. She also helps foster community engagement and provides engaging content for the DKAN open data project.

Prior to joining CivicActions, Melinda was a freelance writer and content strategist for a variety of clients in the civic tech space, including DotGov (providing mobile apps to governments), PageFreezer (providing website and social media archiving to agencies), and Urban Interactive Studio (providing outreach and engagement tools for public processes).

Melinda is currently living in an Airstream motorhome with her partner and three young kids, adventuring around the U.S.A. and seeking out as many trees and oceans as possible. She has a deep appreciation for avocados, her kids’ artwork, Instagram, clever science-y blogs with stick figure illustrations, and craft beer.