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Dorothy Eng (she/her)

Executive Director, Code for Canada

Dorothy helps organizations and institutions use science and technology to solve problems. She is passionate about lending not only her voice, but her hands, to develop tech-based solutions that create meaningful change in our communities.

Sessions

Learning & Doing

Practices and tools to attract, retain, and develop digital talent

Building off “the Canadian retrospective: what’s working (and what’s not) to attract, retain and develop digital talent”, this interactive workshop will explore “what’s working”, like tried and true practices and tools for you to build digital talent in your organization. See more.
Inspiring & Interacting

Beeck Center Takeover: Open Source Government Services: The Promise and The Realities

Open source software is in our computers and our phones, in our cars and our airplanes — and, of course, in many government systems. But government systems using open source software and being open source software are two different things. Decades into the life of the open source software world, governments large and small still spend enormous sums of money on systems that are closed and proprietary. With all of the potential benefits of open source government services, why is it still this way? See more.
Learning & Doing

How to Hack a Bureaucracy

At Code for Canada, we know a thing or two about hacking into an established bureaucracy to work with/around obstacles, create the changes we hope to see in our governments, while building champions, not enemies, along the way. We’ve worked with government teams at every level to examine their existing work structure and find ways to streamline and fast-track ongoing digital projects that deliver value with limited resources. See more.
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