In this episode of Rewiring Government, CEO Joshua Goldstein talks to David Robinson, principal at Upturn, about civil rights in the digital age. They cover big data, the ethics ruling company research labs, and ways to hold algorithms accountable, particularly when it comes to poor, vulnerable, or otherwise disadvantaged people.
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We’re excited to announce another addition to our team: the talented Victor Lymar.
Victor joins us from Scribd, where he worked as a backend engineer on one of the web’s largest Rails apps in production. Before that, he studied Computer Science and Cognitive Science at UC Berkeley and graduated in 2014.
Recently, he and Adam also became lead belay certified, another stop in their quest to convert the Department of Better Technology into a rock climbing team.
Today, we’re excited to officially unveil a tool we’ve had in beta for a while: multi language forms!
Great government digital services are easily accessible by default, and one big component of accessibility is ensuring users can access content in their primary language. As part of our work with the Government of Switzerland, we developed a simple way to translate your Screendoor forms into Spanish, French, Italian, or German.
Usually, we launch a feature with a simple blog post and a walkthrough, but we’d also like to let you see how one of our customers put it to use.
Want to learn how the Los Angeles Times used a translated Screendoor form to crowdsource stories for one of the coolest pieces of journalism this year? Read on for the details, along with a walkthrough video so that you can start translating your own forms today.
In this episode of Rewiring Government, CEO Joshua Goldstein talks to Swati Mylavarapu, a partner at VC firm Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield and Byers, about the challenges and opportunities for software startups, and tech companies more broadly, in helping government improve the way they operate and deliver public services to citizens. The conversation is bookended by some bigger picture questions about the role that technology companies play in solving some of society’s largest problems.