“Our theme for this summit is transforming government in the twenty-first century,” declared Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf. She was on stage at the Oakland Civic Center speaking to a packed auditorium at the 2015 Code for America (CfA) Summit. It was a three day conference focused on using digital technology to improve government, community, and civic involvement. According to the CfA website, “The #CfASummit is a roll-up-your-sleeves conference that brings together innovators from hundreds of governments across the U.S. along with civic-minded technologists, designers, community organizers, and entrepreneurs.” It was an incredible honor to provide photo storytelling for Code for America and here are a collection of images from their story:
The following jargon is mainly for the search engine robots. Read on, if you like. Drew is an Oakland Freelance Photographer and a San Francisco Freelance Photographer and a Bay area Freelance Photographer, a Bay Area conservation photographer, an Oakland freelance photojournalist and a San Francisco freelance photojournalist and a Bay Area event photographer and a Berkeley photographer and a San Francisco branding photographer and a San Francisco corporate event photographer; while he is based in the San Francisco Bay area, Drew regularly photographs for clients throughout all of California, including Los Angeles, Lake Tahoe, San Jose, Marin County, Santa Cruz, Eureka, Santa Rosa, Mendocino, Monterey, Sacramento, Santa Barbra, and Napa, Oregon, Washington, Hawaii, Nevada, all across the USA and everywhere on Earth. He specializes in creative storytelling and artistic photojournalism, environmental photojournalism, conservation photography, environmental justice photography, and stories about human-earth relationships including urban farming, agriculture, water use, climate change, ocean issues, energy issues, pollution, and natural resource economics. He also specializes in editorial photography and lifestyle photography, portraits and headshots, corporate event photography, non-profit event photography, and branding photography for corporations, non-profits, and small businesses. Drew is also a live music photographer, a Berkeley live music photographer, a Bay Area live music photographer, an Oakland live music photographer, a San Francisco live music photographer, a San Francisco band photographer and a bay area band photographer. You can view more of Drew’s photojournalism, editorial, and lifestyle work here and more of his documentary style wedding work here. This blog post is about the Code For America Summit in Oakland, California and non-profit event photographers and corporate event photographers and branding photography and creative visual storytelling, editorial photography, documentary style photography, and magazine photographers, and creative storytelling and freelance photographers in San Francisco.