For software developers interested in using technology to improve local government transparency, strengthen accountability, enhance public participation and build community engagement.
Welcome to LocalLabs - Technology Development for Local Participation, Community and Transparency
Join LocalLabs for exchange among over 250 software coders and designers who care about all things local.
Developing technology to promote transparency, build community engagement, and innovate with local public and community media at the local level (on up) are all within scope.
This is the international "local up" network for those proudly geek, open source-oriented, and passionately local.
This exchange was launched as a complement to the Sunlight Labs Google Group which is more nationally focused. Note other online groups in our civic tech community including mySociety's (UK) list and specific project groups at Code for America and Civic Commons.
There are 279 members in the group. Normally they post around 0 posts each day; the most they have posted is 9 posts in one day.
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LocalLabs - Technology Development for Local Participation, Community and Transparency is a public group.
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Steven Clift is the volunteer Forum Manager and is responsible for facilitating this forum and enforcing the rules.