Civic Innovation (n):An open, collaborativeapproach to solving civic andsocial problems.Civic Innovation draws on thetools, methods, and mentality rooted in theinnovation ecosystem of the private sector.
Civic Innovation Focus Areas Improving government processes Increasing transparency Improving the citizen experience Increasing civic engagement
A new form ofgovernment service
We’re not going to fix government untilwe fix citizenshipJen PahlkaFounder and Executive Director
Code For Boston Started in October 2012 Part of the first class of Brigade cities ~30 active / 175 total members Meet every Tuesday at CambridgeInnovation Center to work on civic techprojects
Code For Boston Projects Boston Flu Shot App Deployed Boston Green Spaces Deployed Pantry Pickup In Progress Urbanite In Progress Cambridge Open Data In Progress Technology Education In Progress
Boston Massacre, 1770Print by Paul Revere
But where doesUSER EXPERIENCEfit in?
An ability toEMPATHIZEAn ability toVISUALIZE
Join the Brigadewww.meetup.com/Code-for-BostonApply for the Fellowshipwww.codeforamerica.org/fellows/apply/Follow us on Twitter@CodeForBoston #cfabrigadeDrop me a email@example.comGet Involved.
Participate in theInstant ImpactDesign Challengehttps://www.surveymonkey.com/s/79ZYDMPSponsored by
Harlan WeberBrigade Captain | Code for Bostonhweber@codeforamerica.orgThank you!Questions?@CodeForBostonwww.meetup.com/Code-For-Boston