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Civic Tech Chat is a podcast about the civic technology movement. We seek to harness the power technology has to improve the delivery of public services to people everywhere.

Civic Tech Chat Ryan Koch

    • Technology
    • 5.0 • 17 Ratings

Civic Tech Chat is a podcast about the civic technology movement. We seek to harness the power technology has to improve the delivery of public services to people everywhere.

    85 The AI Generated Episode

    85 The AI Generated Episode

    In this episode, our host Ryan Koch demystifies Generative AI and large language models, discussing their potential, risks, and ethical implications. We confront misinformation, privacy issues, and explore questions around authorship and economic impacts. This episode is a must-listen for anyone seeking a balanced understanding of these pivotal technologies.

    • 14 min
    84 Hack Your Bureaucracy

    84 Hack Your Bureaucracy

    We're joined by[Marina Nitze(https://twitter.com/MarinaNitze) to talk about their book Hack Your Bureaucracy(https://www.hackyourbureaucracy.com/). We'll discuss tactics you can use to get things done in all sorts of organizational environments.

    ### Resources and Shoutouts:
    - Recoding America (book)(https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/61796680-recoding-america)
    - Power to the Public (book)(https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/55421550-power-to-the-public)

    • 32 min
    83 Discovery Sprints Re-release

    83 Discovery Sprints Re-release

    We're pulling one out of the archives to start off 2023!

    This time we talk discovery sprints! We're joined by Jenn Noinaj (https://www.linkedin.com/in/actuallyjenn/)} and Kathryn Jurick(https://www.linkedin.com/in/kathrynjurick/), authors of the United States Digital Service guide to discovery sprints. We'll chat about what these are, how they're run, and how they can help.

    ### Resources and Shoutouts:
    - USDS Discovery Sprint Guide(https://sprint.usds.gov/)

    • 1 hr 2 min
    82 Community Engagement

    82 Community Engagement

    We are joined by James O'Brien, CX Lead at Seam Social Labs(https://www.seamsociallabs.com/our-team ) for a conversation about community engagement, including chats about inclusion, co-creation, bias, and the power of language.

    ### Resources and Shoutouts:
    - Winning on Purpose (book)(https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/58090620-winning-on-purpose)
    - Frankenstein (book)(https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/35031085-frankenstein)

    • 49 min
    81 Microbusinesses

    81 Microbusinesses

    We are joined by Jeremy Hartman(https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeremyhartman2022/), VP of Venture Forward and Community Engagement at GoDaddy(https://www.godaddy.com/)to talk about accessibility and sustainability on the web.

    ### Resources and Shoutouts:
    - The Accidental President (book)(https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/35106890-the-accidental-president)
    - Venture Forward(https://www.godaddy.com/ventureforward/)

    ##### Music Credit: Tumbleweeds by Monkey Warhol

    • 52 min
    80 Accessibility And Sustainability For The Web

    80 Accessibility And Sustainability For The Web

    We are joined by Mike Gifford(https://twitter.com/mgifford, Senior Strategist at Civic Actions(https://civicactions.com/)to talk about accessibility and sustainability on the web.

    ### Resources and Shoutouts:
    - https://www.goodreads.com/en/book/show/40864002-a-psalm-for-the-wild-built
    - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/57094295-termination-shock
    - https://radioopensource.org/
    - https://longnow.org/

    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
17 Ratings

17 Ratings

obacker19 ,

Entertaining, insightful and actionable! 🙌

Whether you’re well established as someone who can translate creative energy into the impact you want to have on civic tech, or just getting started as a catalyst for change - this is a must-listen podcast for you! Ryan does an incredible job leading conversations that cover a huge breadth of topics related to the ins and outs of navigating a rapidly shifting technology landscape - with leaders who’ve actually walked the path. Highly recommend listening and subscribing!

Thezone23 ,

Great podcast

Keep up the great work!

meso1978 ,

Fantastic podcast on politics and technology

If you ever wanted a tour of what is happening in (and beyond!) the "civic technology" movement, this is the podcast for you! Ryan takes time to drill down on timely topics by interviewing people putting in the work. The result is a fresh and surprisingly survey of a rapidly-changing scene that is merging civic engagement and technology in multiple registers.

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