About Adriel Hampton

Adriel-mic.pngAdriel Hampton is VP of Community at NationBuilder, a software platform for organizing, and founder of the Gov 2.0 Radio podcast. He is a professional speaker and advises governments, politicians, NGOs and businesses on social media and technology innovation. He is also an organizer for various civic tech events.

Adriel is a passionate advocate for harnessing emerging technologies to make government more effective, collaborative and transparent. The Berkeley-educated communicator is an early Gov 2.0 adopter and serves as a regular host of the popular public interest podcast Gov 2.0 Radio, which has featured O’Reilly Media founder Tim O’Reilly, New York Senate CIO Andrew Hoppin, State Department social media expert Lovisa Williams, Craigslist.com founder Craig Newmark, and EPA Web communications director Jeffrey Levy.


Adriel is a community leader and manager for major social networking groups focused on government innovation, and, in 2009, he generated national attention with a social media-fueled campaign for the U.S. House of Representatives. Adriel began experimenting with new media as a design and editorial manager for the San Francisco Examiner, where he launched the paper’s first blog, a supplement to his political column, The Body Politic. He has also served as an editor and manager for the Bay Area Newspaper Group, the Lodi-News Sentinel, and the San Joaquin Delta College Impact.
Adriel has spoken on Gov 2.0, social media for government, podcasting, the future of governance, innovation, and blogging at Webzine, the National Association of Government Web Managers National Conference, Craigslist Foundation Boot Camp, Gov 2.0 Kuala Lumpur, and at pro bono “Citizen 2.0” events. He has used his social media expertise to help preserve parkland in California, and to promote open government principles through prominent Twitter accounts @gov2feed and @citizensuite and a Citizen 2.0 page on Facebook.

From 2005 to 2011, Adriel worked as an investigator for the San Francisco City Attorney’s Office. He brought the office into the Web 2.0 world in early 2009, launching the @SFCityAttorney Twitter account and growing it to more than 5,500 followers. Adriel also launched the City Attorney’s official Flickr account. He continues to advise City Attorney Dennis Herrera on social media and technological innovation. 
Adriel is also an advisor for LegiNation, a startup focused on access and interaction with state legislative data. He lives in California and enjoys visiting in-laws in Tokyo and roaming the metropolis with a camera.


email: adriel (at) adrielhampton.com | Crosses of Lafayette photo by Jeremy Maurer 

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