As we were working in Civictech Lab along the last weeks, so many issues came up about how to organice and work in a better way.
One of the issues is about independance & emancipation. As right now the Civictech lab is coordinated by CW and Civic Lab Barcelona, the issue of how to be independant of both brands came up, thinking about being a completly independant organitation with his own drive, slack, and so on.
I think that the main issue is that we are thinking in brands all the time instead of people and processes, which is what we should matter. In that terms, I think it wouldn’t be intelligent to create a new slack for civictech and try to fill that slack with people, when we already have almost 200 hundred people connected in the CW slack. I don’t think it would make sense to duplicate digital infrastructure as it would be segregate strenght and power. And I think this thinking on the last experiments that here, in CW, we’ve already done. Creating an specific slack for glocal camp or civicdesign course, and as we could see, is not working. It has too much power to be in a context with people and projects, so we can create sinergies and links between those projects, people and processes.
As I was saying, I think that we need to stop to think in terms of brands, as in that case we wouldn’t use CW as a brand but as a platform, and it make sense to do that because CW already has this platform build, as I was saying, with a lot of people around it and projects running right now that we can use to put more value on CivicTech Lab.
As a community, CW is an open community, so the lab is going to continue to be an open lab as everyone that wants to be part of it, can do it going into the slack CW or Discourse.
Share your thoughts.