Emma Burnett is a digital engagement consultant, writer, speaker, and civic technology evangelist based out of Portland, Maine. Emma advocates for the ethical and effective use of technology to achieve social and community change. They cofounded Code for Maine, a Code for America Brigade, in 2012 and are the cofounder and organizer of Portland’s first-ever Civic Design Fest. Emma currently holds an at-large seat on Code for America’s National Advisory Council. Their niche in the civic tech world is in experimenting with civic innovation on a small scale. They hope to bring techniques of civic hacking to Maine’s yearround island communities and other rural municipalities. You can learn more about Emma’s work here.