Jane Ruby is a lead designer at Ragtag, a volunteer team of technologists, organizers, and activists building progressive change from the ground up. Born and raised in New York City, Jane got involved in politics while a high school student, canvassing for city councilors, borough presidents, and the current city comptroller. She continued this work as a college student at New York University, where she graduated with a studio art degree. Jane started her professional career as an arts coordinator, and moved into digital design with help from coursework at GA. Combining her artistic skills with political activism, she worked with DevProgress to design open-source tools to support progressive candidates in the 2016 elections. Jane moved to Chicago that summer, where she continues her involvement in local and national politics through Ragtag and its partner organizations. Jane also works on civic engagement initiatives with the League of Women Voters. Her interest in voting led her to become a Deputy Voter Registrar in Illinois, and she recently assisted with voting in the Cook County Jail during the state primaries earlier this year. Jane also likes vintage political campaign buttons.
Technology, Government & the Public Good: A Panel Discussion
Join us for an expert panel on the growth of collaboration between government and technology and how these industries are working together to serve and support the public good.