Summer 2021 Fellow: Patricia Wei, ‘23 (Undeclared)

*This opportunity is cohosted with CS+Social Good, and the application can be found here.

Office Description

The Mayor’s Office of Technology and Innovation (MOTI) is building towards the city of the future in San José.  We leverage technology to address pressing issues facing our city to improve our residents’ livelihoods, opportunities, and city experience with an emphasis on inclusion, equity, and antifragility.

Example Projects

1) We need to more effectively connect service-need to service-delivery. How can we better engage residents across the spectrum of available City services on our existing platform, San Jose 311? The Fellow will prioritize, design, build, and ship a new feature for residents on 311.

2) We are in the early stages of building out a data analytics capacity-building program focused on how our services and programs interact with issues of equity. Working across departments, the Fellow will lead the design and implementation of a Data Equity Dashboard to better inform our elected leaders.

3) How can digital technologies play a role in improving trust and transparency between our diverse communities and public safety agencies? The Fellow will collaborate with community groups, the San Jose Police Department and/or Independent Police Auditor, and a private sector partner to build a web application for improving community-police transparency.

Desired Skills and Qualifications

Ideal candidates should demonstrate technical skills in consumer-facing web application or digital services development (additional experience in product management is a plus), want to develop strategic communication skills, and be willing to learn/persevere in a low-resource, no-frills, politically complex (but very supportive) environment

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