Changing up local government

The City of Austin's Design, Technology, and Innovation Fellows program provides an opportunity for Austin’s passionate and civic-minded designers and developers to bring the principles, values, and practices of the technology sector into government.

Inspired by the success of programs at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, 18F, Code for America, and the U.S. Digital Service, we partner with departments throughout the city to tackle some of their biggest challenges.

Current projects

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Making Permitting Work for Austin

We’re working with staff in departments across the City to illustrate the permitting experience from our users’ perspectives and identify how technology can help us meet increasing demands.

Notes and observations from field research

Getting Closer to Zero-Waste

We’re working with Austin Resource Recovery to research behaviors around recycling and composting and prototype new solutions that can help us reach our zero-waste goals.

Designing our Convention Center's digital front door

We’ve partnered with Austin’s Convention Center to deliver a new digital presence and improve the experience for event planners, vendors, and attendees.


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Sketching design options for Austin's Convention Center

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We need top talent to help deliver the services that our citizens deserve.

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