Government Technology: ‘California’s Agile Child Welfare Project Awards Bid to CivicActions’

Government TechnologyGovernment Technology reports that the California Child Welfare Digital Services (CWDS) project has awarded an early contract for development operations to CivicActions.

The project involves overhauling parts of the state’s child welfare system as California adopts an agile approach to setting up the new system. In its DevOps role, CivicActions will coordinate between the various vendors and will help to test new bits of code to make sure they work with everything that’s already in place.

From the article:

“In the last six months or so … the epicenter of digital government services has really moved to California, and specifically to the California Child Welfare Digital Services project,” [Aaron Pava, chief experience officer of CivicActions and a former U.S. Digital Service employee] said. “There’s a lot of eyes on this project.”

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Melinda is a part-time writer and full-time mother who joined CivicActions in 2015 to help get all the right words into all the right places. She loves using storytelling and communication skills to highlight the value of civic tech in the lives of citizens, bringing out the heart and soul behind the initiatives and tools that make the world a better place.

Melinda brings bright enthusiasm and a passion for humanity to every assignment. Whether helping a technologist transfer a concept into laymen’s terms or crafting a resume that brings out the “shine” in a potential new hire, she is happiest when someone exclaims, “That is exactly what I was trying to say!”

In conjunction with her work at CivicActions, Melinda has served on the working group of Agile Government Leadership (AGL), a community of civic professionals promoting the use of agile methods in government. She oversees the administration, project management, and marketing of AGL and has helped it grow to over 800 members.

Prior to joining CivicActions, Melinda wrote for a variety of clients in the civic tech space, including DotGov (providing mobile apps to governments), PageFreezer (providing website and social media archiving to agencies), and Urban Interactive Studio (providing outreach and engagement tools for public processes).

Melinda is currently living in an Airstream motorhome with her partner and three young kids, adventuring around the U.S.A. and seeking out as many trees and oceans as possible. She is also unapologetically addicted to avocados, Instagram, and craft beer.