team members 27
plus additional temporary expertise from Simon, Gordon, Georgie, Catriona, and Kelly – thanks so much, you twinkly wee shining stars!
Welcome to the world, future Civic Tech coders and activists Arthur Tiberius, Enid and Erika.
Hours of coding 7,932
Creating new interfaces, improving existing ones and fixing bugs.
Hours of user support 1,282
(including very many from our volunteers) answering queries from the folk who use our UK sites, and helping them through the process.
in Slack – our main platform for internal conversation — this year
“I have really come to understand the importance of emoji when you work remotely.” Georgie Community Manager
Times we pretended that Alex P — who has done extensive work on FixMyStreet and dog fouling — has the job title Researcher With A Special Interest In Dog Poo.
conferences and other events attended around the world 20
From the Code for All Heroes of Tech summit in Bucharest, to Mozfest in London, to the OECD World Forum in South Korea.
events we organised ourselves 4
Including a brace of TICTeCs:
TICTeC in Lisbon
Our annual two-day conference that’s become the must-attend milestone for the international Civic Tech community
From countries 19
Foxy speakers 3
Entirely by chance: keynotes Martha Lane Fox & Professor Jonathan Fox, plus social impact tech company Future Fox
The first ever TICTeC Local in Manchester
Inspiring presentations, panels and analysis of Civic Tech at the local government level, from people at the cutting edge of engagement, technology and digital transformation
from councils and social impact organisations
Mention of Boaty McBoatface 1
in a discussion on enabling citizens to make big decisions.
Where have you worked this year?
Jen In maternity units, waiting for baby scans
Bec I had a couple of meetings in forests, landmarks and cafes in Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa and Uganda.
Myf I got to tweet from the House of Lords, just like a switched-on Peer would.
Nick I was coding in the organ loft of a church, as a wedding took place below: I’d been asked to cover for the person who normally pushes a button to make the bells ring.
Struan Accompanying my partner to New Zealand, I ended up working from the Lodge of Old Government House in Auckland for three weeks. Having my ’office’ be a stop on walking tours was definitely a first.
Liz The train on the way back from Cardiff is as exciting as it got, must try harder!
What’s the research show?
Output by our in-house Research team this year:
Academic paper 1
Conference papers 2
Blog posts 5
and a newsletter in a pear tree.
And thanks to our 262 open datasets, available to everyone via our new data portal, you can create your own research too.