Talking CivicTech in St. Louis

Posted on February 15, 2019 at 7:12 AM

What are the values of your civic technology project? I joined GlobalHack, and some civic philanthropists in St. Louis, Missouri, to talk about how to ensure your civic tech project is is the right project for your community, and the value well designed projects can bring to a community. 

We talked about a lot, but one of the main discussions was exploring three important principles or values of a great civic technology project:

  1. Providing or making accessible better data can reduce corruption and bias in government decision making
  2. "Automating" or semi-automating decisions with data can help reduce individual and organizational decision fatigue 
  3. Address not just a problem in your community, but a high-priority need the community has identified itself 

Read more from Global on Medium here, and good luck on your #civictech projects!