A timeline of civic tech tells a data-driven story of the field

Originally posted on Civicist. This post is a summary of the research we presented at The Impacts of Civic Tech Conference 2019 at the OECD in Paris, France. That presentation video and interactive timeline are available here. We also shared this work at Code for America Summit in Oakland this week. This work and its… Continue reading A timeline of civic tech tells a data-driven story of the field

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What’s in a Name?

By Micah L. Sifry, reposted from Civicist First Post with permission. Today, Matt Stempeck and I are pleased to announce the release of our new free tool, the Civic Tech Name Generator. This tool will revolutionize how you name your next civic tech project. It’s designed to work for all the most common civic tech… Continue reading What’s in a Name?

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Learning from the civic tech graveyard

Presented at The Impacts of Civic Technology Conference in April, 2018 by Micah Sifry and Matt Stempeck. Click here to explore the Civic Tech Graveyard. By Micah L. Sifry Ever wonder what happened to civic tech startups like Vote.com, Voter.com, Hotsoup.com, Speakout.com, Ruck.us, Jumo, ChangeByUs, VoteIQ, or Votizen? Or maybe you’re thinking of starting something… Continue reading Learning from the civic tech graveyard

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10 problems with impact measurement in civic tech

This post is a summary of Matt Stempeck’s presentation at The Impacts of Civic Tech Conference (TICTEC) in Lisbon, Portugal, on April 18, 2018, which he developed in close consultation with Micah Sifry, and is part of the ongoing work they are doing developing the Civic Tech Field Guide. Cross-posted from Civicist with permission. If… Continue reading 10 problems with impact measurement in civic tech

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How to quick-add a project to the Civic Tech Field Guide

The Civic Tech Field Guide is an expansive resource because of contributions and submissions from people like you. Here’s how you can quickly add new projects. The must-do steps are bolded. Click the Add Listing button on any page, or go to https://civictech.guide/submit-listing/. Project link: Enter the URL for the project. Project name: Enter the… Continue reading How to quick-add a project to the Civic Tech Field Guide

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