Civic hacking: build your cred while doing good

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<ul><li><p>Civic hacking:Build your cred while doing good</p><p>@fureigh</p></li><li><p>Hi, Im Fureigh!</p><p>@fureigh</p></li><li><p>18F is a digital consultancy for the U.S. government, inside the U.S. government.</p><p>WHAT?</p><p>@fureigh</p></li><li><p>Just start.MVP.Learn and iterate.</p><p>Delivery is the strategy.</p></li><li><p>180+ people45% DC55% everywhere else</p></li><li><p>Making an impact while building your open source portfolio</p><p>@fureigh</p></li><li><p>Why contribute to open source?</p><p>@fureigh</p></li><li><p> Share your work and express yourself.</p><p> Develop new skills.</p><p> Build community, learn from others.</p><p> Build your portfolio.</p><p> Some of us just like to be helpful.</p><p>@fureigh</p></li><li><p>And why civic tech?</p><p>@fureigh</p></li><li><p>IMPACT</p><p>@fureigh</p></li><li><p>@fureigh</p></li><li><p>@fureigh</p></li><li><p>@fureigh</p></li><li><p>@fureigh</p></li><li><p>community-minded</p><p>@fureigh</p></li><li><p>You are uniquely qualified.</p><p>@fureigh</p></li><li><p>Okay, but also...</p><p>@fureigh</p></li><li><p>@fureigh</p></li><li><p>@fureigh</p></li><li><p>Open source is your friend</p><p>@fureigh</p></li><li><p>Theres aworld out there</p><p>@fureigh</p></li><li><p>This is 18F!</p></li><li><p>We are 18F!</p></li><li><p>We are 18F!</p></li><li><p>And many cities and states.</p><p>@fureigh</p></li><li><p>Theres alsoCode for America.</p><p>@fureigh</p></li><li><p>ex: Adopt-a-Hydrant</p><p>@fureigh</p></li><li><p>So how do you find these people?</p><p>@fureigh</p></li><li><p>@fureigh</p></li><li><p>Meetups (find one or start one)</p><p>@fureigh</p></li><li><p>Civic Tech Issue Findercodeforamerica.org/geeks/civicissues</p><p>@fureigh</p></li><li><p>@fureigh</p></li><li><p>@fureigh</p></li><li><p>@fureigh</p></li><li><p>@fureigh</p></li><li><p>I can haz issue?</p><p>@fureigh</p></li><li><p>@fureigh</p></li><li><p>Code contributions are not the only contributions.</p><p>@fureigh</p></li><li><p>Back to finding issues.</p><p>@fureigh</p></li><li><p>Cloud.govAnalytics.USA.govCollege ScorecardEvery Kid in a ParkIdentity Managementbeta.FEC.gov + FECs first API</p><p>Some 18F projects</p></li><li><p>So many technical options!</p></li><li><p>The U.S. Web Design Standards</p><p>PART ZERO</p></li><li><p>We're designing for 320 million peopleThe population of the United States</p></li><li><p>This is Joanne.</p></li><li><p>1/ But wait theres more</p><p>PART ONE</p></li><li><p>1 2 3</p><p>$86 billion is spent a year on federal IT projects</p><p>94% of federal IT projects are over budget and behind schedule</p><p>Just to show how this scales...Why this matters</p><p>40% of them never see the light of day theyre scrapped or abandoned</p></li><li><p>2/ Why its like this</p><p>PART TWO</p></li><li><p>Buying IT is not the same as buying pencils and tanks.</p><p>Our work happens in silos.</p><p>Bureaucracy over human needs.</p><p>Forced to comply with outdated regulations.</p></li><li><p>It became clear that if we wanted to help Joanne, we had to help the people making these digital services.</p></li><li><p>1 2 3</p><p>The question in front of us became: </p><p>Is it possible to create a shared set of tools to provide consistent, effective, and easy-to-use government websites?</p><p>Could we build easy-to-use tools that serve the publics need? </p><p>We think this is possible.</p></li><li><p>Here are the principles that guided us:</p><p>Flexible: Create a design system for wide use across agencies and brands</p><p>Accessible: They must work for everybody, regardless of abilities</p><p>Reusable: Save time and money theres no need to reinvent the wheel</p><p>Open source: Increase knowledge, shared understanding, and practices across projects</p></li><li><p>A consistent look and feel with common design elements will feel familiar, trustworthy, and secure.</p></li><li><p>We built the Standards to be lightweight</p><p> Just HTML, CSS, and JavaScript Sass preprocessor language</p><p> Sass add-ons (thoughtbots Bourbon and Neat) Component-based design</p></li><li><p>3/ Accessibility</p><p>PART THREE</p></li><li><p>Accessible out of the box</p><p> Start with HTML5 with ARIA</p><p> Testing Section 508 features</p><p> Developed with WCAG 2.0 AA in mind</p></li><li><p>4/ In the wild </p><p>PART FOUR</p></li><li><p>I like the clean format. I like that it shows me all the things I need to fill out all at once. I can read it fine. Sometimes I need my reading glasses because of the colors, but this is good because it's got sharp contrast.</p></li><li><p>Good civic design is about accessIt means that people can get the right help, sooner, with less stress.</p></li><li><p>5/ Open source from day one</p><p>PART FIVE</p></li><li>We </li><li><p>What if I want to work on something else?</p><p>@fureigh</p></li><li><p>Start your own band.</p><p>@fureigh</p></li><li><p>@fureigh</p></li><li><p>18F.gsa.govjoin.18F.gov</p><p>@fureigh</p></li><li><p>codeforamerica.org/geeks/civicissues</p><p>github.com/18F/web-design-standards/issues</p><p>github.com/18F</p><p>@fureigh</p><p>http://www.codeforamerica.org/geeks/civicissueshttp://www.codeforamerica.org/geeks/civicissues</p></li></ul>