Want to influence an open Civic Tech 101 course for new volunteers? Join Sung’s working session Practices, A Working Session at Brigade Congress on Sunday morning October 16th and/or put your comments in this Jamboard.
Prompt: “When you see a course titled “Civic Tech 101”, what do you expect to learn in it?”
Jamboard Instructions: Open this Jamboard. Then, create sticky notes with your answers to the prompt. Make sure to “+1” the items you agree should be part of this course/ curriculum!
Already have a civic tech 101 curriculum and want to share with the Network? Email Sung at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss!
Here’s what folks shared in the Practices working session led by @sung and the participatory governance area:
- What does the civic part of civic tech mean?
- How much can I change?
- Important pieces that are less obvious. (what makes things “stick”? etc)
- “Good” Civic Tech vs “Bad” Civic Tech
- Procurement - what does that mean?
- The role of nonprofits in local government
- That gov services for poor people are intentionally hard to use. Who benefits, why, and how we can resist/confront that.
- Building power and why it’s necessary
- How different it is to operate in a collective culture compared to regular life.
- Human-centered design + development practices
- Who else is joining this environment with me
- Why is it important? To me? To my community?
- Introduction to basic concepts
- Who is involved w/ civic tech
- What’s next?
- How can I learn more?
- How does it benefit me?
- How to work w/ gov’t on tech projects
- Don’t settle for relieving administrative burden
- Interconnection and the hidden curriculum of life - Thad
- See also prompt for civic tech book club
- Ethics for coding for the public
- Practical lessons for improving coding skill
- Why civic tech is important
- What is the “civic” part of civic tech? (we all know the tech is the easy part.)
- How to embed yourself within gov infrastructure
- “The Government is us. We are the Government; you and I.” ← how does this look in practice?
- Who does it benefit?
- Local Government. How does it work?
- NGO; 501c3; non-profit, not for profit. Decoding the alphabet soup
- What programs can I use that the Gov also uses?
- How to turn my passions into action?
- What is civic tech?
- Example of civic tech in action
- The bridge and integration between civic & tech