Hi everyone - thanks for attending our webinar! Slides are attached below. Here are some links that I mentioned or demonstrated during today's session:
Background Info, Inspiration, etc.
"[libraries] are the quintessential civic hub - the space for learning in civil society"
"imagine a world in which the creativity and wisdom of everyone was unleashed on all information"
"we have the trust, the sense of the public interest"
Detailed information about civic tech projects around the world.
"...the voices of civic tech in Pittsburgh have gathered to discuss the current state and possible futures of their work.
There are software developers working closely with companies to incorporate new tech into their systems. There are city planners who envision a Pittsburgh built on a foundation of free and open data. There are curious citizens coding for a better community, county employees who carry with them the weight of the big picture, and funders with an eye for innovation.
And, of course, there are staff from the public library."
Examples from Libraries
Data Equity for Main Street [open data curriculum for librarians and patrons]
Code for America - main site [national civic tech org]
Code for America Brigade Network [local chapters of civic technologists in 80+ US cities]
Civic Switchboard [IMLS-funded multi-group effort to make libraries part of local civic tech / open data ecosystem]
Cleveland Foundation's Digital Excellence Initiative [good example of regional collaboration for civic tech]
Article Covering the Past 25 Years of Civic Tech by Matt Stempeck