What we're about
This is a group for any tech professionals or political experts (or ordinary citizens) interested in discussing in a detailed way the potential opportunities for reforming existing democratic institutions; from local organisations to national governments around the world through technology or other practices. Our aim is to improve democracy: we think this can best be done by providing a forum for discussing democracy proposals, ideas, and to foster collaboration between people who would like to participate in democracy reform.
This meetup will not presume any form of democratic system to be superior, but is a forum for discussion and practical planning on how such system may be implemented. In addition, this meetup will not be exclusive to any political party, but be a forum for members of various parties, groups and individuals to come together to trade ideas related to open democracy and evaluate their strengths and weaknesses.
As mentioned, it is a technical discussion group, so we expect to have detailed discussions about the technical practicalities of different systems and their merits and limitations.
If this sounds like something that's for you, we look forward to seeing you at one of our meetings!
We also have a website: designingopendemocracy.com
And a slack team: https://opendemocracyteam.slack.com/ (email email@example.com if interested in joining)