If you're interested in digital democracy, open data, civic hacking, transparency and more, then come along to the mySociety meet-up in Bristol.
You'll meet some of the mySociety team and other like minded people, as well as have a few drinks and some snacks.
You'll also hear some awesome talks by the following guest speakers:
- Matt Jukes, Head of Digital Transformation at Office for National Statistics: Matt will talk about trying to build a government website to Government Digital Service (GDS) standards at the Office for National Statistics without the benefits of their team, while trying not to break procurement rules.
- Sarah Prag: Sarah worked, until recently, at the Government Digital Service (GDS), where she was the Product Manager for the launch of GOV.UK. Sarah will chat about developing and launching GOV.UK, and her latest work exploring what it takes to digitally transform a public service.
- The Delib team: Ben Fowkes and the Delib guys will chat about what projects are exciting them at the moment in the world of digital democracy, policy crowd-sourcing, public consultation, participative governance and open source.
They'll focus particularly on a local project they've been running with the Mayor of Bristol, George Ferguson, called 'George's Ideas Lab'.
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mySociety’s mission is to help people become more powerful in the civic and democratic parts of their lives, through digital means.
We invent and popularise digital tools that enable citizens to exert power over institutions and decision makers.
We believe that strong democratic accountability and a thriving civil society are vital to our common welfare, and that these cannot survive where people do not engage with government and communities.
We work online because we believe that the internet can meaningfully lower the barriers to taking the first civic or democratic steps in a citizen’s life, and that it can do so at scale.