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A Side of Tech: How Technology Influences Local Food Practices

Friday, April 11

How does technology complement your efforts to bring about a healthy, socially inclusive and sustainable food future? Explore this question and others with moderator Nic Esposito, writer, urban farmer, The Head & The Hand Press publishing company founder, Grid Alive co-host and panelists:

  • Mark Headd, Chief Data Officer, City of Philadelphia
  • Amy Laura Cahn, Garden Justice Legal Initiative, Public Interest Law Center, Staff Attorney
  • Ryan Kuck, West Philly Fresh Food Hub
  • Paul Steinke, Reading Terminal Market, General Manager
  • Kelly Herrenkohl, Vetri Foundation
Parkway Central Library, Room 108
1901 Vine St.


  • Mark Headd

    Mark Headd

    Mark Headd is a writer, speaker, teacher and thought leader on web development, open government and civic hacking. Self taught in programming, he has been developing telephone, mobile, speech recognition and messaging applications for over 10 years and has deep experience in communication technologies.

    In August, 2012, Mayor Michael Nutter selected Mark to become the City of Philadelphia’s first Chief Data Officer, to lead the city’s open data and government transparency initiatives.