CivicActions was featured in TechWire on June 9, 2016 for encouraging open collaboration on a proposal for the State of California’s Health and Human Services Agency.
CivicActions decided to invite other agile developers to use a group of California foster parents it knew who would be prospective users of the software prototype. The company identified more than 20 parents who were interested, when only two or three were needed.
The company also posted its open source code for the prototype on GitHub as well as transcripts from its interviews with parents.
“Although the old custom would be to isolate our work from other bidders on the same request for information, we default to open,” the firm explained on its blog.