Five trends to watch in #civictech in 2020: “there’s never been a more important time to be good at what we do”

Low Code

Be better makers for the next generation of hackers.

From left: Sheetsee.js (take google spreadsheets data onto websites using JS); and Searchable Map Template (use google spreadsheets data to build maps)

Open Data Beyond City Hall

In Los Angeles, the city posted a list of Immigration workshops being run by local NGOs on the Data Portal. This “badge” helped residents find reliable meetings.

Q: Where does the data people need live? NGOs? Universities? Business?… Everywhere.

Open Data Beyond City Limits

Hacks & Hackers (Redux)

Hacks and hackers are fundamentally in the storytelling business.

From right: Chicago City Bureau’s COVID Resource finder; NYTimes Corona data viz; and civic-oriented publications: Technically[city], Civicist, and StartupSac.

Digital Services as Default

It’s up to us.

There’s never been a more important time to be good at what [we] do.

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abhi nemani

abhi nemani

tech optimist and political phil nerd. hacker, writer & maker: http://EthosLabs.us. fmr CDO, @lamayorsoffice; @google; @codeforamerica. http://abhinemani.com