Matthew Somerville

Senior Developer

mySociety, UK

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When Civic Tech matures: the issues that arise in long-running projects

Running Civic Tech websites over a long period of time brings some unique challenges, not all of which are foreseeable.

Matthew shares some of the history behind UK sites such as WriteToThem (first iteration launched in 2000), TheyWorkForYou (launched in 2004), and FixMyStreet (2007), all of which are still running today, plus some that are not. What problems arise, and how best to tackle them?