It’s utilizing technology practices like design, engineering, data science, etc. to optimize the processes for civic organizations. Think about tools like tax filing portals and city transit apps.
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what is civic tech?Civic tech bridges the gap between the people and the government through technology.
"Those of us who work in civic tech want public digital goods to be as good as the ones made by commercial entities like Apple or Google—and we want public digital infrastructure to be as good, too."Cyd Harrell, A Civic Technologist’s Practice Guide
What is Code 312?Code 312 operates like a pro-bono digital consultancy
When we start a new project we typically partner up with a local organization. Since we aren't our users, this ensures we are effectively addressing the needs of the community and not operating from our own perspective as practitioners.
Establishing Our Process
We begin by identifying the needs of the organization, drafting a problem statement, and collaborating throughout the project to ensure needs are met.
Our process requires an army of volunteers of various skill sets who are all on a mission to improve technology for the people. Volunteers typically join to try out civic tech, network with like-minded people, and learn new skills.