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Lily Liu
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Lily is the Founder and CEO of PublicStuff, a startup based in New York, which aims to energize civic engagement. Lily has been working around startups public policy issues for over 10 years. Her previous positions include working with Mayor Bloomberg's Special Projects & Analytics team, the City of Long Beach, CA, and in the Transportation Security Administration in Washington, D.C. Lily was recently named one of Forbes' 30 under 30 in the Social Entrepreneurship field and PublicStuff was named one of the top 10 startups in New York by Business Insider. Lily considers herself an adrenaline junkie and can often be found biking around the streets of New York or snowboarding during the winter!

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The Advantages of a Lame Duck: Officials Should Do More in Their Last Terms

(0) Comments | Posted September 11, 2013 | 9:31 AM

An elected official's final term could be a great time for getting things done. Without the worry of reelection and polls, the last term can be one of those rare opportunities when a politician can tone down the politicking, make good on campaign promises and even be idealistic for a...

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When Hacking Is Actually a Good Thing: The Civic Hacking Movement

(0) Comments | Posted August 5, 2013 | 2:42 PM

Many people think of the word "hacking" in a pejorative sense, understanding it to mean malicious acts of breaking into secure systems and wreaking havoc with private information. Popular culture likes to propagate a particular image of the hacker: a fringe-type individual with highly specialized technical skills who does what...

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Practical Tips for Cities Looking to Innovate with Open311

(0) Comments | Posted April 30, 2013 | 3:56 PM

In May 2009 the first version of the Open311 API was introduced in Washington, D.C. Since then,. the Open311 initiative spread to other large cities and the concept soon spurred the creation of Code for America which deployed teams of fellows to spread the word to many more cities the...

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