This report aims to include the voices of technology practitioners whose work is focused on social justice, the common good, and/or the public interest. Every day, technology practitioners in government agencies, nonprofit organizations, colleges and universities, libraries, technology cooperatives, volunteer networks, and social movement organizations work to develop, deploy, and maintain digital technology in ways that directly benefit their communities. These practitioners include software developers, designers, and project managers, as well as researchers, policy advocates, community organizers, city officials, and people in many other roles.
#MoreThanCode aims to make the voices of these diverse practitioners heard. The report’s goals are to
I. explore the current ecosystem;
II. expand understanding of practitioner demographics;
III. develop and share knowledge of practitioner experiences;
IV. capture practitioner visions and values; and
V. document stories of success and failure.
The report focuses primarily on practitioners who work in the United States.