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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2017-07-12T12:49:52+00:00 Categories: California, Government, Press|Tags: , , |

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Melinda is a writer and content strategist who joined CivicActions in 2015 to help get all the right words into all the right places. She loves using storytelling to highlight the value of civic tech in the lives of citizens, bringing out the heart and soul behind the digital transformation projects that make the world a better place. She is responsible for content creation, editing, research, publication, organization, and promotion on a variety of web and social media platforms — ensuring that content is user-friendly and relevant.

Melinda brings bright enthusiasm and a passion for humanity to every project. Whether helping a technologist transfer a concept into laymen’s terms or crafting a story about a project achievement, she is happiest when someone exclaims, “That is exactly what I was trying to say!”  

In conjunction with her work at CivicActions, Melinda has provided project management, content strategy, and administration efforts for Agile Government Leadership (AGL), a community of civic professionals promoting the use of agile methods in government. She also helps foster community engagement and provides engaging content for the DKAN open data project.

Prior to joining CivicActions, Melinda was a freelance writer and content strategist 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 has a deep appreciation for avocados, her kids’ artwork, Instagram, clever science-y blogs with stick figure illustrations, and craft beer.