Technology and Civic Engagement – A New Post on the Stanford Social Innovation Review
Over on the Stanford Social Innovation Review blog, read this post by TechSoup Global’s Sheetal Singh on new collaborations between nonprofits and volunteer tech wizards participating in hackathons and mashups to create new tools for civic engagement. Policy makers are becoming increasingly aware that people participation makes government work, and community organizations realize that technology can work only if it’s relevant – and they are the people to make it so.
There’s a lot of exciting movement in this arena. Discover what Code for America, OakX’s Data-Driven City, Campus Party, Random Hacks of Kindness, the Weekend Movement, Social Hackathon, Code4Democracy, Imagine H20, the Urban Strategies Council and the World Bank (Show Me the Money) are up to in Sheetal's post on the Stanford Social Innovation Review blog.