Civic Tech Field Guide
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Hello and welcome! We put this sheet together to try to organize the civic tech field by compiling thousands of civic technologies and social processes to see what patterns emerge. We think that a field guide would help us: share knowledge with one another, attract more participation in the field, study and measure impact, and move resources in productive directions.About the Civic Tech Field Guide:
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You can view and add to the new version of the Civic Tech Field Guide atSlides
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http://civictech.guideExplanation
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The Field Guide has had over 3,000 visitors from 80 countries. Thank you to everyone who's contributed!
Short link:
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http://bit.ly/organizecivictech
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TABLE OF CONTENTSThis guide is free to use, re-use, adapt, and modify for non-commercial purposes as long as you link back with attribution, and share alike with the same license.
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1: Topline Definition(Creative Commons BY NC SA 4.0)
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2: The Tech: The functionality of the tools
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3: The People: The social processes, how people create impact in civic tech
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4: Ways to organize: Why, who, what?
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5: Written feedback: The Civic Watercooler
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6: Adjacent Fields: Complementary and adjacent spaces
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7: Fellowships in civic tech
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8: The Graveyard: When civic tech fails, we ask, why?
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9: Jobs: Go get 'em!
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10: Translating key civic tech phrases across language and culture
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CONTACT INFO
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Micah Sifrymicah@civichall.org // @mlsif
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Matt Stempeckstempeck@gmail.com // @mstem
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Erin Simpsonemsimpson15@gmail.com // @esmpsn
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GRAVEYARD KEY:
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We believe it's important to track projects that are no longer active. To indicate whether something is currently alive, please use the following annotation:
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(Parentheses means the entity is dead or retired)
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{Curly brackets means the entity was acquired}
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[Brackets means the entity made a major pivot]
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-Dashes means the entity is stagnant-
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