Civic Tech: Movements, Voices and Values

From Lawrence Grodeska:

For a community that fashions itself small but mighty, there was much reflection about just how far civic tech has to go to reach mainstream status. At one point when polled, many in the audience considered themselves part of the environmental movement, but how many in the environmental movement would identify with the open internet movement? …

Let’s … define ourselves not by how we talk about ourselves or what we build, but by how we support existing efforts and partners in our communities. This will mean the hard work of culture change and community-building instead of the sexy allure of another app or platform.

Source: Medium