What are we all about?

A platform for civic technology

The civic tech movement is trying to invent the future.  It’s a future where every person can contribute to the decisions that affect them, where public services are delivered dynamically, and where collective intelligence fits in the palm of your hand.

DemocracyLab is creating an online hub for civic innovation that that will engage stakeholders by using marketplace dynamics to allocate effort, resources, and attention.  The result will be an increase in participation, collaboration and transparency within the civic tech movement, and the evolution of new civic innovations capable of addressing society’s significant challenges.

 We're hard at work powering towards an imminent launch. Our team of super-volunteers has been designing and developing our platform for an early 2018 release. 

 

What exactly are we building?

A web platform for experts in the tech sector to connect with civic issues they care about. We empower these experts to participate in projects to help change our communities for the better. DemocracyLab is a platform to catalog these projects and help tech volunteers get involved.

In the long-term, we plan to expand to serve institutions and citizens who use civic tech.

We're aiming to change the way people can impact democracy. Our current system is antiquated and solving 21st century problems requires 21st century solutions.

Want to get a taste of what we are developing?

Check out this prototype.

 

What's the civic tech movement?

Civic Tech is a technological approach to solving civic problems, often involving the use of government data to make governments more accountable. Civic hackers can be programmers, designers, data scientists, good communicators, civic organizers, entrepreneurs and government employees.

 

DemocracyLab is a nonprofit organization aspiring to revolutionize politics by creating and curating online tools that engage communities to solve problems.