Month: 2018-01


thebestsophist 03:39:05
anyone know folks in India’s civic tech community? a couple at the airbnb I’ve been staying in, a senior engineering manager and a data scientist are trying to figure out how they can contribute their tech skills to digital journalism and civic good in their community
These guys do some really good work —
met their CEO Viraj Tyagi at Civic Tech Fest, taipei
you are in india???
thebestsophist 2018-01-03 05:16:50
that’d be amazing, but sadly no, one of them works for a company here in boston so they’ve been visiting for the last month
Ah! Well.. some day 🙂
Also, here is the talk Viraj Tyagi gave at the conference —
They can see a bit more about what they do.
They have a lot of buy-in from government it would seem
Also, Happy New Year!!! 🎊🎉
thebestsophist 2018-01-03 05:53:12
happy new year!
Cross-posted to CodeforAll slack, and Sheba Najmi says:

> DataKind has a Fellow in India. I have contacts at Code for India but they’re not really civic tech.
thebestsophist 2018-01-03 22:23:53
oooh…code for india would be *perfect*
Oscar Montiel from Open Knowledge Foundation posted something else:

> i can put them in touch with the Open Knowledge India people and Nisha from Datameet.

I'm thinking maybe best just to relay names, but if you think your contact is really interested, happy to coord explicit intro (?). Your call :)