Minimum Viable Civic Tech Projects
March 17th 5pm PST: Brigade Discussion
One of the goals of the Brigade is to create positive change in our cities through the building of tools. Communities have come up with so many creative processes to effect positive change, while engineers have very effective processes for building tools. Brigades need to get really good at combining the two.
So what does a basic civic tech project look like? What are some common patterns in projects that have a social impact? What are some basic requirements of tech tools? What is a minimum viable civic tech project?
Let's discuss and come up with requirements for projects we officially endorse. From code testing to community partnerships, let's increase the quality of what we are delivering.
This broadcast is hosted via Google Hangout OnAir. The recording can be viewed above.
You can view the forum discussion below and ask questions by "Replying" to this thread.
- Welcome and Intros
- Discussion about the problem. Why do volunteer civic tech projects need special requirements?
- Examples of what Brigades are doing
- How required are the requirements? Do we need to be strict? Can we have fun while being rigorous?
Will add a summary of the discussion here after the hangout is done.
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