The growth of civic tech — technology created in service of democracy — is an inspiration. Foundations are funding it. Universities are fostering it. Cities are using it. And civic-minded developers and designers are getting together by the thousands across the country to create it.
In fact, we believe that the civic tech world is getting big enough that it is becoming worthwhile for the civic tech community to begin identifying subcategories within itself. A rudimentary taxonomy could help us identify useful patterns, as well as ensure that corners of the civic tech world are not being ignored.