#morethancode and Securing Change

Back in August, the Technology for Social Justice Project released a report: MoreThanCode: Practitioners reimagine the landscape of technology for justice and equity available at https://morethancode.cc

This document represents a current snapshot of a number of interconnected communities (civic tech, nonprofit tech, technology for good, etc etc) and offers recommendations on how we as an ecosystem can move tech forward as a force for liberation.

I’ve been ranting and raving about this report to my friends and collaborators since the executive summary came out in June. If you work in tech or work with technologists, I highly recommend giving it a read.

One thing I noticed while reading the report is that it seemed like the beginning of a strategic planning document for an organization that doesn’t yet exist. This is relevant to my interests because one of my responsibilities this next year is to facilitate a strategic planning process for Securing Change.

Lo and behold, a major part of this work has already been done for us! The #morethancode report represents an environmental scan of the tech ecosystem we operate within and offers scenarios for potential programs informed by the knowledge and experiences of peer organizations.

I’m in the process of writing a strategic brief for my collaborators within Securing Change based on the recommendations within the #morethancode report. This will help us identify opportunities for collaboration on new program development in 2019.

I’d love to hear how other people are using this report to inform their activities within and between organizations in tech.

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