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Predecessors catalogs the projects and organizations that were historically important to the development of the field of civic tech.

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Center for Democracy and Technology

The Center for Democracy & Technology (CDT) is the leading nonpartisan, nonprofit organization fighting to advance civil rights and civil liberties in the digital age.

Closing The Gap Conference

The Closing The Gap Conference is an annual assistive technology conference that presents an opportunity to deepen your assistive technology (AT) knowledge and strengthen your implementation strategies.




Estonia's early digital identity govtech pilot

Free Software Foundation

Free Software Foundation

51 Franklin Street, Fifth Floor Boston, MA 02110 USA

A nonprofit with a worldwide mission to promote computer user freedom. We defend the rights of all software users.

Chaos Computer Club

Europe's largest association of hackers.

Breaking New Ground: Pioneering Electronic Land Registration in Ontario, 1987-2010

[C]ivil servants at the provincial Ministry of Consumer and Commercial Relations led a groundbreaking effort to form a public–private partnership to convert millions of property records—both from paper to digital and in some cases from a deeds system to titles—and create the world’s first electronic land registration system

Appropriate technology movement

a movement (and its manifestations) encompassing technological choice and application that is small-scale, affordable by locals, decentralized, labor-intensive, energy-efficient, environmentally sound, and locally autonomous.



Suite 216 Bendheim Hall Princeton University Princeton, NJ 08544 U.S.A.

From Saving the Census to Google Maps: The US Census Bureau's TIGER System, 1980-2010

Carl Malamud Launches Free Online Access to SEC EDGAR Records

Until this day, the only way to access the Securities and Exchange Commission's Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis and Retrieval (EDGAR) database of filings from public corporations and financial entities was to go to a special reading room in Washington, DC, or to pay private information services.

NYC Public Data Directory

The commission shall publish annually a directory of the computerized information produced or maintained by city agencies which is required by law to be publicly accessible.



United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the)

mySociety is a not-for-profit social enterprise that exists to invent and popularise websites and apps that enable citizens around the world to exert power over institutions and decision makers.

The US Office of Technology Assessment

The US Office of Technology Assessment

United States of America (the)

OTA's purpose was to provide Congressional members and committees with objective and authoritative analysis of the complex scientific and technical issues of the late 20th century, i.e. technology assessment.

200 Independence Avenue, S.W. Washington, D.C. 20201

The Marketplace is a way to find health coverage that meets your needs and budget.




Helping people raise their voice and those who serve them to listen and respond better

Electronic Frontier Foundation

Electronic Frontier Foundation

815 Eddy Street, San Francisco, CA 94109, USA

The leading nonprofit defending digital privacy, free speech, and innovation.

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