Date
1:30 pm—2:45 pm · June 12, 2024
Room
Lethaby Room
It started as a fun tech project - then one day you woke up and realised the nation depends on it. The panel look back at the UK's civic tech scene over the last 15 years, its relationship to governmental developments and the changing needs of UK civil society.

How do small projects end up taking on a life beyond their origins? Does civic tech’s relationship with government tech help or hinder? How does interacting with big tech impact the public impression of civic tech? And what part do disillusionment and burnout play in civic tech infrastructure?

Celebrating examples of success from across the sector, reviewing failures and why some approaches didn’t work, the panel members bring their own perspectives from working across UK civic tech, government, consultancy and big tech.

Speakers

  • Alex Blandford (University of Oxford, UK)