Department of Better Technology

Department of Better Technology We make great software that helps governments and non-profits better serve their communities.

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We just published the first volume of our new GovTech Link Roundup. Head over to the blog to read:
05/31/2017
GovTech Link Roundup: Volume 1 - The DOBT Blog

We just published the first volume of our new GovTech Link Roundup. Head over to the blog to read:

From the official blog of The Department of Better Technology, which helps governments deliver great digital services to the people who depend on them.

We're hiring!If you're looking to make an impact, we invite you to join our remote-first team on our quest to rethink go...
03/30/2017
We're hiring a full-stack engineer.

We're hiring!

If you're looking to make an impact, we invite you to join our remote-first team on our quest to rethink government technology. Sound interesting? You can get all of the details here:

The Department of Better Technology was founded to help governments deliver great software to the people they serve. We build Screendoor, which helps customers evaluate submissions to their online…

11/14/2016

We're excited to announce our latest hire, Victor Lymar! Help us welcome him, over on the blog: http://go.dobt.co/2evSIEl

¡Hola! Bonjour! Ciao! Hallo!Great news: Screendoor now supports forms in Spanish, French, Italian, and German.Ready to g...
10/26/2016
New Screendoor Feature: Say hello (or hola) to multi language forms - The DOBT Blog

¡Hola! Bonjour! Ciao! Hallo!

Great news: Screendoor now supports forms in Spanish, French, Italian, and German.

Ready to get translating? Check out our newest blog post for a walkthrough video and to see how the Los Angeles Times uses it in their newsroom:

Great government digital services are easily accessible by default, and one big component of accessibility is ensuring users can access content in their primary language. As part of our work with the Government of Switzerland, we developed a simple way to translate your Screendoor forms into Spanish...

This week, we're putting the spotlight on a few of our favorite GovTech companies. Head on over to our blog to check out...
09/21/2016
Our favorite GovTech companies (Part 1) - The DOBT Blog

This week, we're putting the spotlight on a few of our favorite GovTech companies. Head on over to our blog to check out the first five, and come back next week for a few more:

We share success stories from our customers pretty often, but once in a while, we like to highlight the work of other companies in the GovTech space.

Reading now: "Open data isn’t an outcome, its a process ." Mark Headd http://go.dobt.co/2c80YrC
09/06/2016
The Outreach Oversight

Reading now: "Open data isn’t an outcome, its a process ." Mark Headd http://go.dobt.co/2c80YrC

Earlier this year, I had an opportunity to speak about open data at the annual Joint Education Conference of the Nevada Food Safety Task…

Interested in the future of city government? Join us for Bridge SF's Demo Day!
08/23/2016
BRIDGE SF | Partners

Interested in the future of city government? Join us for Bridge SF's Demo Day!

BRIDGE SF partnership and sponsorship opportunities

In Episode 3 of Rewiring Government, our CEO Josh Goldstein talks to Alex Howard, a senior analyst at the Sunlight Found...
08/05/2016
Interview: Alex Howard on engaging citizens with government and making data meaningful - The DOBT Blog

In Episode 3 of Rewiring Government, our CEO Josh Goldstein talks to Alex Howard, a senior analyst at the Sunlight Foundation. They consider how government can harness technology to regain trust, why we should care about nonprofit tax data, and what's new in open government and police accountability. Listen here: http://go.dobt.co/2aUnMeQ.

The Department of Better Technology helps governments deliver great digital services to the people who depend on them.

Join us in welcoming Rebecca Moore to the DOBT team!
07/14/2016
Welcome, Becca! - The DOBT Blog

Join us in welcoming Rebecca Moore to the DOBT team!

The Department of Better Technology helps governments deliver great digital services to the people who depend on them.

Big news! We've been accepted into the 500 Startups accelerator.
05/17/2016
DOBT Joins 500 Startups - The DOBT Blog

Big news! We've been accepted into the 500 Startups accelerator.

The Department of Better Technology helps governments deliver great digital services to the people who depend on them.

Check out this great interview in Govtech.com about our work on Dispatch, an open-source RFP listing platform.
05/14/2016
Philly

Check out this great interview in Govtech.com about our work on Dispatch, an open-source RFP listing platform.

A new open source tool being built for Philadelphia could solve many of government's procurement worries.

We've started a weekly newsletter called "Rewiring Government". The latest issue: http://go.dobt.co/215jUrI.
04/23/2016

We've started a weekly newsletter called "Rewiring Government". The latest issue: http://go.dobt.co/215jUrI.

In this week's Rewiring Government, we unveil our latest open-source library and share what we've been reading.

Introducing Palat: a way to generate accessible color schemes from a single background color.
04/23/2016
Palat

Introducing Palat: a way to generate accessible color schemes from a single background color.

A Ruby gem that generates beautiful, accessible color schemes.

02/04/2016

Today at 2:30pm ET: the Crowd-Powered News Network community call!

On the agenda: how ProPublica gathers crowdsourced stories with Screendoor

http://go.dobt.co/1UMCJfP

Hosting a fellowship or scholarship application on Screendoor? With our Zapier integration, you can set up a nomination ...
01/11/2016
Building a nomination form with Screendoor

Hosting a fellowship or scholarship application on Screendoor? With our Zapier integration, you can set up a nomination workflow—no programming required. Here's how: http://go.dobt.co/1RGLesY

The Department of Better Technology helps governments deliver great digital services to the people who depend on them.

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