02 Mar 2016

Tech for Good Meetup 29th February 2016: Truth, Power and Technology

By Ben

Earlier this week the Tech for Good meetup gathered at Newspeak House in East London. This event, organised by BGV and CAST and supported by Tech for Good TV, focused on how technology can be used to strengthen democracy in the UK.

At every meetup we give members the opportunity to promote job vacancies, opportunities and events. You can find all the details of these community announcements here.

It was a stellar lineup of talks, with speakers from Change.org, Citizens Advice, Full Fact, Democracy Club and Position Dial. The speakers covered a range of topics, but what was most striking was some of the incredibly transformative innovations that are coming from new datasets being collected. Full Fact spoke about how they are able to hold politicians to account, Citizens Advice spoke about why people are feeling frustrated by the democratic process in the UK and Position Dial and Democracy Club are giving people the tools to make informed decisions. Check out our Storify below for a roundup of the speakers.