As technology develops, governments are transformed, citizens are empowered in new ways, and new power structures can start to emerge. Citizen Beta is an attempt at trying to understand the relationship between these things.
It is a collective of people using their skills to create things for the public good. Sometimes this involves tech, sometimes community organising, sometimes it's just talking about and understanding a problem from different points of view.
The Code for America Brigade Network is a national alliance of community organizers, developers, and designers that are putting technology to work in service of our local communities.