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The World In Your Hands: Changemaking Through Civic Hacking

Matt Scott knows what a changemaker looks like. After all, he spends his life telling their stories — the stories of the people who decided to stop watching and start doing. Through his work with SecondMuse and his own 180° of Impact project, Matt shows that anyone, anywhere can create change and hold the future in their hands.

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Measuring the Impact of Civic Tech

Startlingly few charitable organizations do the follow-up work necessary to ensure that their “help actually looks like help”. As Rebecca herself points out, many times people will use tech in unexpected ways — the tool is put out into the world, where it then develops a life of its own. Sometimes that’s a good thing, but other times it can lead to negative effects, which is exactly what mySociety works to avoid.

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Data for Good

Data has become one of the most powerful tools in the world today. Never before have we had access to so many data-mining techniques, as well as the ability to understand and use data from such a wide variety of sources. While most data is mined for marketing and profit, that same data can be used for civic good, and that’s exactly what Friederike Schüür is passionate about.

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Data-Driven Solutions to Homelessness

Built for Zero was created to make the invisible visible again using data, dedication, and community commitment. Led by Community Solutions, Built for Zero believes that homelessness is solvable, and they have the numbers to back up their beliefs.

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ICYMI : 2017 Civic Hacker Summit

The first annual Civic Hacker Summit, an epic virtual event featuring an international panel of 26 civic tech and data experts, took place on April 26th and 27th. Ask anyone who was there in real time and they’ll tell you how amazing it was to learn about all of the incredible work people are doing to engage on important issues spanning local and national governance, education, homelessness, criminal justice reform, and more.

Did you miss it? Don’t despair. The archive of the Civic Hacker Summit recordings is available here.

The next Civic Hacker Summit is in the works!

 

 

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