A Civic Technologist's Practice Guide

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A friendly guide for tech people who work, or want to work, in the public sector. Covers types of projects, partnerships, and methods to make lasting change. Cyd focuses on principles and sets of questions to help technologists find the right way to do the most good, starting with finding the people already doing the work. Practical tips and resources included. More
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About Cyd Harrell

Cyd Harrell is a UX researcher and product manager who got hooked on civic tech at early 2010s hackathons. When Facebook bought her employer in 2012, she chose to invest her career in public service technology work. Cyd has helped US city, county, federal, and state agencies unlock the power of technology to serve constituents. She has worked independently, with the Center for Civic Design, Code for America, and 18F. Over the years, Cyd has been a mentor and leader to many people in the field, and she is proud to have served as the first chief of staff of 18F. She is dedicated to a more inclusive, more capable, and better coordinated civic tech movement. Cyd lives in San Francisco with her husband and daughter. She is easy to find on Twitter and always happy to talk to civic technologists.

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Barb H reviewed on Dec. 11, 2020

Cyd Harrell's A Civic Technologist's Guide is a valuable resource for those who are considering a shift into civic tech or those who are just starting out. Career conversations tend to focus on training, what can you do. This book offers insights into how and why we work. I appreciated the honest discussion of the challenges civic tech presents mixed in with the rewards the field offers. It is a book worth reading for anyone contemplating how employment fits into the common good.
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