What is Code for Connecticut?
Code for Connecticut is a volunteer Civic Technology meetup. We are part of the Code for America Brigade network, and are made up of developers, designers, data geeks, citizen activists, and many others who use creative technology to solve civic and social problems.
Core Team Members:
Jonathan Payne: Co-Captain
José Padilla: Co-Captain and Delivery Lead
Ellen Last: Storyteller
Austin Ross: Community Organizer
What is Civic Technology?
The definition of civic tech can be quite unclear sometimes - here is a great starting point: #CivicTech Primer: What is “civic tech”?
The gist of it is that civic tech is using technology in a creative way to help better the lives of individuals in our communities, whether that is through person-to-person interactions, or via person-to-government interactions.
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How We Work
We’ll be meeting up regularly to talk about techology, design, policy, our communities, and more. We collaborate within our community and with other communities worldwide on GitHub.