NAGW Announces 2015 Keynote Speakers

The National Association of Government Web Professionals (NAGW) announces a lineup of celebrated keynote speakers for the organization’s 2015 national conference to be held September 22-25 at the Hyatt Regency in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Rachel AndrewRachel Andrew is founder and managing director of the UK-based software company edgeofmyseat.com, whose flagship product is the Perch CMS. She has more than 16 years of web development experience and is a successful author of numerous articles and two self-published books – The Profitable Side Project Handbook and CSS3 Layout Modules (now in its second edition).

 

 

Alan SharkDr. Alan Shark is Executive Director and CEO of Public Technology Institute (PTI), a national organization which focuses on technology issues that impact local government and thought-leaders in the public sector. He is the recipient of the prestigious 2012 National Technology Champion Award from the National Association of State Chief Information Officers and the author of 7 Trends That Will Transform Local Government Through Technology (2012) and co-author of the book Web 2.0 Civic Media in Action (2011).

 

Abhi NemaniAbhi Nemani became Chief Data Officer for the City of Los Angeles in September of 2014. He is a former Code for America (CfA) co-director who led the organization’s strategic development and growth through multiple new programs, including the launch of a first-of-its-kind civic startup accelerator and the CfA Peer Network, designed to connect cities to help them work together. Prior to CfA, Abhi managed multiple research teams at the Rose Institute to increase transparency in local government using technology, and with Google, he pioneered an innovative strategy to leverage social media for consumer engagement.

“We have a very impressive slate of keynote speakers of diverse professional backgrounds, who are certain to make our 2015 national conference hugely appealing to a very wide audience,” said NAGW President John Nixon. “We look forward to announcing our full conference program within the next several weeks. This year's conference promises to be one of the best in the history of the organization.”


2015 and 2016 NAGW Conference Locations Announced

Hyatt Regency Albuquerque

The National Association of Government Web Professionals (NAGW), the leading organization for local government web professionals, announced at its 2014 National Conference in St. Paul, MN, the locations of its upcoming annual conferences.

During the conference, Marc Drummond, NAGW President, announced to the more than 215 attendees that the location of the 2015 NAGW National Conference will be Albuquerque, NM from Sept. 22–25 at the Downtown Hyatt.

As a special surprise, the 2016 NAGW National Conference location was announced as San Antonio, TX from Sept. 20–23 at the Wyndham Riverwalk.

In the future, NAGW will announce conference locations once the board selects the location. This information will be available on nagw.org to help potential attendees, sponsors and speakers to plan in advance.

About the National Association of Government Web Professionals (NAGW)

The National Association of Government Webmasters (http://nagw.org) is a 501(c)6 non-profit organization of local government Webmasters working together to share knowledge, ideas and other resources. NAGW members collaborate on technologies and network with other professionals to improve the capacity to provide the value across the web to member communities.

Contact

John Nixon
National Association of Government Web Professionals
512.974.2464
johnn@nagw.net


2014 NAGW Pinnacle Award Winners Announced

Barbara Belli Hosting #NAGW2014The National Association of Government Web Professionals (NAGW), the leading organization for local government web professionals, announced its annual Pinnacle Award winners at the 2014 conference in St. Paul, MN, Sept. 11, 2014.

Marc Drummond, NAGW board president, made the announcement Thursday evening at the Crowne Plaza St. Paul Riverfront Hotel. “The Pinnacle Awards celebrates excellence. Our NAGW members do tremendous work with limited resources. Our judges are continually impressed at the level of quality displayed by all of our entries. We are proud to honor these sites which demonstrate the high caliber work carried out by government web professionals throughout the country.” he said.

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Pinnacles Awards are judged by a group of web professionals from inside and outside of government web development, and are awarded to the best entries based on the following judging criteria: Team Size; Content; Organization; Design; Performance and Flexibility; Accessibility Standards; and Interactivity. The award is made in each of three population categories for cities and counties, as well as an additional award for microsites and special site features and another award for states and NGOs. Additionally, the Member’s Choice Awards are voted on by the NAGW membership from among the top three judged entries in each category. There is also a Sponsor’s Award presented by the Pinnacle Award event sponsor, Siteimprove.

This year’s award recipients:

2014 Pinnacle Awards

Low population group

Pinnacle: City of Lawrence, KS

Members’ Choice: Town of Fishers, IN

Medium population group

Pinnacle: City of Kansas City, MO

Members’ Choice: Town of Plano, TX

Large population group

Pinnacle: Hennepin County, MN

Members’ Choice: Hennepin County, MN

State/NGO sites

Pinnacle: Montana Department of Justice

Members’ Choice: Hawaii.gov

Microsite/Special site feature

Pinnacle: Santa Clarita Film Office

Members’ Choice: Santa Clarita Film Office

Sponsors’ Award

City of McKinney, TX

2015 and 2016 Conference Location

During the conference, Drummond announced to the more than 215 attendees that the location of the 2015 NAGW National Conference will be Albuquerque, NM from Sept. 22–25 at the Downtown Hyatt.

As a special surprise, the 2016 NAGW National Conference location was announced as San Antonio, TX from Sept. 20–23 at the Wyndham Riverwalk.

In the future, NAGW will announce conference locations once the board selects the location. This information will be available on nagw.org to help potential attendees, sponsors and speakers to plan in advance.

About the National Association of Government Web Professionals (NAGW)

The National Association of Government Webmasters (http://nagw.org) is a 501(c)6 non-profit organization of local government Webmasters working together to share knowledge, ideas and other resources. NAGW members collaborate on technologies and network with other professionals to improve the capacity to provide the value across the web to member communities.

Contact

John Nixon
National Association of Government Web Professionals
512.974.2464
johnn@nagw.net


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