WHO WE ARE
Technologists for the Public Good (TPG) is a professional association for people who are reimagining how the government serves the public through technology, data, and design. We provide a community where people can find and learn from one another, across sectors, as individual practitioners with a common goal of helping government work better to deliver better outcomes to the public. TPG builds upon the existing network of more than 1,000 public interest technologists across the United States. TPG empowers the workforce, giving them the skills, tools, and resources they need, to ultimately transform the public interest technology field and better meet the needs of the public.
WHAT WE DO
TPG cultivates a trusted, neutral space for public interest technologists to come together. Our members network and connect with others in the field, hear about best practices and lessons learned, learn new skills, develop their careers, and work together to shape and grow the field of public interest technology. We offer events, meetups, activities, workshops, and trainings, opportunities for leadership, participation in committees and working groups, and tangible resources for members to leverage in their careers. We create opportunities for people to work together, across organizations and disciplines, on efforts that help improve public service outcomes.
WHO WE SERVE
Our definition of public interest technologists is broad and inclusive. Our members are passionate about employing technology as a tool to create a government that works for the public, including active and aspiring human-centered designers, software engineers, data scientists, product managers, procurement experts, and policy analysts. We support individuals who are working in and with all levels of government, including federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial, and across different U.S. geographies, and whether working independently or through organizational affiliations.
Technologists for the Public Good is an independent, not-for-profit professional association that launched in June 2021 after a year-long discovery process that included research, interviews, and landscape analysis among public interest technologists to best understand their professional interest and needs to validate whether a professional association would be valued and utilized. The discovery year was supported by Agile Government Leaders, a professional association focused on application of Agile practices in government that existed from 2014 to 2021 and served as the platform for TPG, as well as the Beeck Center for Social Impact + Innovation at Georgetown University which resourced a fellow to lead the discovery process. The organization is governed by a volunteer board of directors which guided the discovery year and launch of the association. The board guides the direction of the association and oversees its mission, activities, and eventual staff.