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Mission Statement

Our mission is to end disparity in Austin WITH technology and IN technology. We envision a city that respects and serves all people.

We do this through facilitating issue-based conversations between government and residents, providing service to local nonprofits and community groups that leverage our expertise, and advocating for policy that utilizes technology to improve our community.

We are part of the Electronic Frontier Alliance, and support these principles. We uphold these principles by fighting for transparency and freedom in culture, code, and law.

(1.) Free Expression - People should be able to speak their minds to whoever will listen. (2.) Security - Technology should be trustworthy and answer to its users. (3.) Privacy - Technology should allow private and anonymous speech, and allow users to set their own parameters about what to share with whom. (4.) Creativity - Technology should promote progress by allowing people to build on the ideas, creations, and inventions of others. (5.) Access to Knowledge - Curiosity should be rewarded, not stifled.

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