Hello, Expert Labs readers, I'm Clay Johnson, the new Director of Engagement. You may know me as the former Director of Sunlight Labs at the Sunlight Foundation. Now I'm here trying to help Government Agencies use ThinkUp.
I outlined why I'm doing this over on my blog. The tl;dr version of the post: we've invented a lot of ways to speak to government, but very few that'll help government listen. That's where ThinkUp comes in. My primary job is to help seed that idea inside of the federal government.
ThinkUp is the right solution. it's independent of any particular medium. It's built for dialog and deliberation. It's open, free, and has a great team behind it. I mean, just check out these github commits of people contributing to the platform!
It's an honor to be here, an honor to be working with such great people, and an incredible opportunity to build a platform that can do so much good.