We're a civic technology organisation: we build tools, open up data, and provide training that support active citizenry and help communities and government work together. Our founding principles are based on the right to Access to Information, section 32 of the Constitution.
We're a non-profit, but that doesn't mean our services are free: we pay decent salaries and invest our profits back into our community and partners.
As a team, we are a group of post-corporate, tech and media professionals who cut our teeth in the commercial sector and now want to use our skills for social good. We know that technology is a means to an end, not the end itself. We're a small team, around 10 people, so everyone gets to contribute in multiple ways. We work with a diverse range of partners, including national and provincial government, municipalities, non-profits and the media.
We care about our people and believe in personal development. Every Friday we make breakfast together. Weekends are for family, friends and you--not for work.
Our tech and dev process
All our code is openly licensed on GitHub and we talk at local and international conferences. We play with data a lot and Python is our programming language of choice. We believe in building tech that matters.
We work in small teams and deploy multiple times a day.
Our hiring process
We'll chat over Skype, then in-person, and there will be a small programming challenge. We care a lot about cultural fit and interest in improving South Africa, and we want you to be happy with us, too.
What we build
We build stuff like: