About the community
Metadecidim is the community of Decidim, the digital platform for citizen participation made with free software and open source. A democratic community that manages the Decidim project in all its dimensions.
What we do
The community is open to any person or institution that wants to participate in the debate, the proposal and the execution of relevant issues of the Decidim platform such as the (re)design of the futures, the improvement projects and their uses and future possibilities.
Where are we
Metadecidim has as its main channel meta.decidim.org, a Decidim instance that serves specifically to articulate community participation in a broad framework of processes. At the same time, it serves as a space for experimentation, as it is the place to test new platform functionalities, detect improvements and collect proposals for new features. But we also work through multiple channels and spaces of organization (SOM, LABs, Decidim FEST o anteriores JAM) to ensure democratic governance of the project.
How we organize ourselves
Presentation: The SOMs are the assemblies of the Decidim community.
Objectives: An open, reflexive and collaborative space of participation about the multiple dimensions of the Decidim project to share experiences of use of Decidim, to give support to new installations, to solve doubts and to empower citizens to appropriate the tool, to contribute to its development and to be co-participants in its construction.
Who can be interested: municipal technicians or other institutions, hackers, researchers, experts, social organizations and citizens in general; that is, any person interested in thinking, choosing and implementing improvements.
LAB Metadecidim, research seminars
Presentation: A space for open and collaborative research aimed at addressing key issues for the development of the Decidim platform and networked democracy.
Objectives: To consolidate a space of research and scientific debate that contributes to guide the work of development of Decidim, to build networks and communities of experts interested in contributing to that development in its different fronts, to contribute in the realization of applied or theoretical research around Decidim and to constitute an open place of research and debate around the networked democracy in a wider sense.
Who may be interested: universities, research groups and centres, specialised companies, experts, professionals, hackers and expert citizens
Presentation: DecidimFEST is the annual meeting of the Decidim project and its community Metadecidim. It is the continuity of the JAM (Annual Metadecidim Meeting).
Objectives: public presentation of the project, of the last version of the software and of the advances in the development of the platform. Celebration of work sessions, hackatons and specialized conferences. It is also a space to share experiences with other cities and organizations to rethink in an open, transparent and collaborative way the future of Decidim.
Who can be interested: the Metadecidim community, the citizens and in general any person who is in the productive ecosystem of Decidim (institutions, companies and social organizations, etc.)
Suggest new features
Design and develop Decidim together. You can create debates about the future of Decidim or propose new functions or improvements. The proposals can receive support and comments, to show, for example, the interest they arouse in the community and to evaluate their development. Proposals that have a sponsor (such as a city council or any other entity), responsible for seeking and providing the necessary resources to carry out their development, will be useful for the project. Sing up and join .
Report a bug
Collaboration for continuous improvement. Each new version (release) of Decidim incorporates new functionalities and usability improvements, but not always everything works at first and errors can appear. Here you can report the bugs you find. This way you help the development team to fix them quickly. Sing up and join.
On the net
Join the telegram channel if you haven't already, or go into the community group. Follow us on Twitter and/or join the conversation with the following hashtag #metadecidim