SANTA TERESA — Some of the best minds of the region together came together for the first border policy hack focused on collaborating across state lines and international boundaries.
“I thought it was one of the best policy hacks we’ve ever done,” said Cris Turner, head of Dell’s government affairs for the Americas. Dell holds policy hacks around the world that bring together government officials, entrepreneurs, business and non-profit leaders as well as venture capitalists and students.
The border hackathon included participants from three states and two countries: New Mexico, Texas, and Chihuahua, Mexico.
“We’ve got so much turmoil going on around border issues and the solutions-oriented approach to this event really gives the opportunity to elevate a different story about the border and a story that’s being told by people that actually live and work here,” said Turner. He was also one of the judges.