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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

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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.

    70 Civic Technologist Guide Episode Re-Release

    70 Civic Technologist Guide Episode Re-Release

    For our first episode of 2022 we go back into the archives and re-release an episode from October 20th, 2020. The original description follows below!

    Civic Design Consultant and author [Cyd Harrell](https://twitter.com/cydharrell) joins us for a conversation about their new book [A Civic Technologist's Practice Guide](https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/55225556-a-civic-technologist-s-practice-guide?ac=1&from_search=true&qid=paFK2DugTf&rank=1){, which seeks to be a grounding document in the space.


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    ### Resources and Shoutouts:
    - [Slow Ideas](https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2013/07/29/slow-ideas)
    - [Inclusive Design for a Digital World](https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/46113876-inclusive-design-for-a-digital-world?from_search=true&from_srp=true&qid=BN5R6KdAsB&rank=1)
    - [Disability Visibility](https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/51456746-disability-visibility){
    - [So you want to reform democracy](https://medium.com/civic-tech-thoughts-from-joshdata/so-you-want-to-reform-democracy-7f3b1ef10597)

    ##### Music Credit: [Tumbleweeds by Monkey Warhol](http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Monkey_Warhol/Lonely_Hearts_Challenge/Monkey_Warhol_-_Tumbleweeds)

    • 40 min
    69 Civic Innovation Corps

    69 Civic Innovation Corps

    We are joined by [Ariana Soto](https://twitter.com/arianaosoto) to talk about the [Civic Innovation Corps](https://www.codingitforward.com/corps), a program that connects recent graduates of two or four year institutions, bootcamps, and certificate programs to government service through a 10 week paid internship.

    ### Resources and Shoutouts:
    - [Coding It Forward Website](https://www.codingitforward.com)
    - [Previous episode about their Federal fellowship](https://civictech.chat/2018/08/coding-it-forward-civic-technology-fellowship)
    - [Coding It Forward Twitter](https://twitter.com/CodingItForward)



    ##### Music Credit: [Tumbleweeds by Monkey Warhol](http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Monkey_Warhol/Lonely_Hearts_Challenge/Monkey_Warhol_-_Tumbleweeds)

    • 44 min
    68 Why volunteer? Code for America Brigade Congress Live Show!

    68 Why volunteer? Code for America Brigade Congress Live Show!

    Join us for a conversation about the motivations and constraints involved with volunteering in civic tech! We're joined by [Jill Bjers](https://twitter.com/Jillzey), [Nehemiah Dacres](https://twitter.com/dacresni), [Marianne Miranda](https://twitter.com/mariannettePM), and [Matt Zagaja](https://twitter.com/mzagaja)} for a live show that happened during the 2021 Code for America Brigade Congress.

    Join us on [Discord](https://discord.gg/hECzBJh)

    ### Resources and Shoutouts:
    - [Volunteer personas doc](https://docs.google.com/document/d/1dExHtVElMr4oCuWEXWzs8zCuxqj7OTggzyP_LXeJhQ0/edit#)


    ##### Music Credit: [Tumbleweeds by Monkey Warhol](http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Monkey_Warhol/Lonely_Hearts_Challenge/Monkey_Warhol_-_Tumbleweeds)

    • 1 hr 6 min
    67 Network ReVisioning

    67 Network ReVisioning

    During this episode we dive into a conversation about the Code for America volunteer network. We'll talk through conversations they've been having at the grassroots level to refocus their efforts and answer some key questions around values, purpose, and future steps. We're joined by the following folks at different stages of the conversation:
    - [Em Burnett](https://twitter.com/elburnett)
    - [Janet Michaelis](https://twitter.com/jgmichaelis)
    - Jennifer Miller
    - [Rene Joy](https://twitter.com/renejoywrites)
    - [Tim Leisman](https://twitter.com/TimLeisman)
    - Yeti Aberra

    Join us on [Discord](https://discord.gg/hECzBJh)

    ### Resources and Shoutouts:
    - [Network ReVisioning Proposal](https://cfa-network.gitbook.io/network-revisioning/)
    - [Effort announcement](https://discourse.codeforamerica.org/t/announcing-the-network-revisioning-project/1058)
    - [2021 Brigade Congress](https://cfa.osp.cat/conferences/congress/f/43/){:target="_blank"}
    - [Civic Tech Chat Live Show info for 10/16/2021](https://cfa.osp.cat/conferences/congress/program/52)

    ##### Music Credit: [Tumbleweeds by Monkey Warhol](http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Monkey_Warhol/Lonely_Hearts_Challenge/Monkey_Warhol_-_Tumbleweeds)

    • 50 min
    66 Citizen And Immigration Information Tool

    66 Citizen And Immigration Information Tool

    We're joined by folks from the [Center for Employment Training Immigration and Citizenship Program (CET-ICP)](https://www.cet-icp.org/about-cet-icp/) and [Code for San Jose](https://www.codeforsanjose.org/) to talk about the Citizen and Immigration Information Tool they've built together. From CET-ICP we hear from their Director, Monica Limas, as well as Valdo Drozdek, a technology and outreach specialist. From Code for San Jose we chat with their Director of Frontend Engineering, [Joey Richardson](https://www.linkedin.com/in/joseph-richardson-97206953/).

    Join us on [Discord](https://discord.gg/hECzBJh)

    ##### Music Credit: [Tumbleweeds by Monkey Warhol](http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Monkey_Warhol/Lonely_Hearts_Challenge/Monkey_Warhol_-_Tumbleweeds)

    • 1 hr 4 min
    65 Silenced No More Act

    65 Silenced No More Act

    We talk a bit about the Silenced No More act, a bill that passed the California legislature on September 3rd. We'll cover what it seeks to do, the problem space it covers, and why it's a salient topic.

    Join us on [Discord](https://discord.gg/hECzBJh)

    ### Resources and Shoutouts:
    - [California State Senate Floor Analysis of the bill](https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billAnalysisClient.xhtml?bill_id=202120220SB331#)
    - [Washington Post coverage of the bill](https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2021/09/09/silenced-no-more-act-goes-global/)
    - [Law firm blog post on the bill](https://www.amglaw.com/blog/2021/09/what-does-the-silenced-no-more-act-mean-for-california-workers/)
    - [Press release from introduction](https://sd20.senate.ca.gov/news/2021-02-08-senator-leyva-introduces-%E2%80%9Csilenced-no-more-act%E2%80%9D)
    ##### Music Credit: [Tumbleweeds by Monkey Warhol](http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Monkey_Warhol/Lonely_Hearts_Challenge/Monkey_Warhol_-_Tumbleweeds)

    • 7 min

Customer Reviews

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16 Ratings

16 Ratings

JoshCrist ,

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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