Some Thoughts on Mark Headd’s Thinking Small Post

Mark Headd recently published an excellent post on applying the principles of microservice architecture to the infrastructure of civic tech. I think the idea there is fundamentally correct and quite important. However, one paragraph and image in the post bothered me immediately and my brain has been gnawing at it ever since. Since a couple … More Some Thoughts on Mark Headd’s Thinking Small Post

GovLove Podcast on the Asheville Budget & DemocracyApps

It’s out! A fun interview with Eric Jackson of DemocracyApps and Tony McDowell of the City of Asheville about the Asheville budget app and the broader effort to make community budgets more accessible and to better engage citizens in the process. Reach out to us if you are interested in setting up a budget site … More GovLove Podcast on the Asheville Budget & DemocracyApps

A Quick Update

We’ve been pretty quiet the last couple months, but don’t be fooled – there’s a lot going on. Here’s a quick overview of some current activities: We submitted an application for the Code for America Summit Technology Awards – fingers crossed! We’re also at work right now on a Knight Prototype Grant application, so cross … More A Quick Update

Budget 2.0 – Building for Partnership

At a February talk about the Asheville budget project, I mentioned that the Asheville Citizen-Times iframed the site in their online edition and that it had dramatically increased our reach into the community. During Q&A, Asheville CIO Jonathan Feldman asked if it might have led visitors to believe the site was created by the Citizen-Times … More Budget 2.0 – Building for Partnership