About the community
MetaDecidim is a community for (re) designing the platform's functionalities, deciding on development lines, deciding on improvement projects and deliberating on their uses and future possibilities. The process is also aimed at empowering citizens in the possibility of appropriating the tool, contributing to its development and being part-co-participants in its construction.
Metadecidim are work spaces to jointly develop the platform.
#Jornades Metadecidim. Materials from the days of November 25 and 26 (2016)
#LAB #MetaDecidim. Meetings for open and collaborative research aimed at tackling key problems for the development of the platform Decidemos and of the democracy in network. Every third Friday of the month.
Operational Sessions Metadecidim #SOM #MetaDecidim. Sessions aimed at municipal or other institutions, hackers, researchers, experts, social organizations and citizens in general; that is, anyone interested in thinking, choosing and implementing improvements.
The Metadecidimm community is working on the development of two new features:
- Funcionalitat: Iniciatives ciutadanes (Features: Citizen iniciatives)
- Funcionalitat: Òrgans (Features: Organs)
The definition of a new functionality for the Decidim platform is done following the following workflow:
- Phase of diagnosis: in this phase the problem that we want to solve is identified.
- Phase of proposals and prioritization: once we have summed up the problem or problems we think of the possible solutions to give it an answer. To do this, a space for the presentation of proposals is opened and then prioritized.
- Phase of results: of the selected proposals, specifications are made as detailed as possible so that programmers can translate them into lines of code and become a new feature.
The Metadecidem community articulates around different axes of work:
- Eix I: UX (Experiència d’usuària): Diagnosis and changes to know and share the user experience.
- Eix II: Relat - Comunicació: Construction of common and creative discourses around decidim.barcelona as a tool of
- Eix III: Tecnologia: Experimentation and reflection on useful technologies for the platform (architecture, development and gitflow, installation ...)
- Eix IV: #LAB #Metadecidim: Open and collaborative research
In the same way that social networks or mobile applications today cross our daily lives, networks like Decidim will leak into political life in the coming years. That is why it is important that we build and control each other, because our political decisions should not depend on infrastructures created and controlled by large corporations in a non-democratic way. As Lawrence Lessig pointed out, the computer code is law. The LAB is the space where the Metadecidem community is investigating network democracy and SOM, where it writes democratically new codes for this democracy.
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