Open Gov & Civic Tech Consultant, Author, Speaker
Sarah Schacht (pronounced "shot")
Schacht writes guest columns on open government for Government Technology Magazine, based on her book, Civic Spark. Columns to be featured beginning in March, 2016.
At her consultancy, Smarter Civic, Schacht accelerates program growth and success by mitigating bureaucratic challenges and implementing successful technology strategies in government, civil society, and civic technology.
Her clients include civic tech companies and startups, civil society organizations, and governments. She focuses on program development, management, product development and policy.
She frequently speaks at conferences and events on open government, gov 2.0, consumer perspective on food safety and citizen engagement topics. For speaking requests, please contact her via the email address below.
Schacht lives in Seattle with her fiance, a big-boned cat, and frequently uses her air miles for surfing trips to Barbados and Hawaii.
Civic Tech & Open Data News & Projects
Open Gov Content, Research, Writings
Posts on Medium.com, on civic engagement, surveillance, and pink ribbon products.
Chapter, "Democracy Under Everything," in O'Reilly Publishing's 2010 compendium, Open Government in Practice.
Fast Company blog Article Schacht wrote on a new White House petition service.
Sarah Schacht Guest Editorial, Seattle Times
Op-Ed in The Oregonian, "Government technology: Modernizing for our money's worth"
News & Press from Knowledge As Power & Open Gov West
Food Safety & Restaurant Inspection Scores Advocacy, Research, Speaking
Meeting the Afghan Delegation at the UN ICT for Parliament Meeting in Rome
Directions to surf spots, from Surfer's Point in Barbados
With the Mobilize.org Crew after keynoting their conference
Knowledge As Power's Q3 Team with Blue Angels
In Rome, at Lunch with Parliamentary Monitoring Groups & Civil Society Leaders
Working on Howard Dean's Presidential Campaign in '03/'04