Connecting the dots between people, data, and technology.

We're a team of engineers, designers, and researchers, and we're reimagining the future of cities. We partner with organizations to improve our communities through innovation.

Our Services

Although many of our projects involve technology, we believe people are the ultimate solution. Understanding the connections between people, data, design, and technology is essential to the future of smart organizations.

  • User Research

  • Design Thinking

  • Software Development

  • Data Science

Although many of our projects involve technology, we believe people are the ultimate solution. Understanding the connections between people, data, design, and technology is essential to the future of smart organizations.

Recent Work

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Asset Management & Compliance System

Built in partnership with the City of San Jose, this system provides an automated way to centralize and analyze affordable housing compliance information that is collected every year.

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Affordable Housing Data Portal

Built in partnership with the City of Austin, this system allows multiple housing agencies to maintain a single source of truth about the state of affordable housing. Built-in analytics tools provide an easy way to track & measure progress.

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Affordable Housing Search Tool

Built in partnership with the City of Austin, this system connects to the affordable housing data hub and plots available affordable housing on a map. This gives residents searching for housing access to the same information as the housing agencies.

About Us

We are a team of engineers, designers, and researchers who are reimagining the future of cities.

Our core mission is to empower people to do good. We help organizations build technologies that amplify their work, allowing them to push on levers that may have otherwise been out of reach.

Currently, we're working on a range of problems - from gentrification, to zero waste, to journalism. We prioritize working on the issues that have the biggest impact on our coummunities.

We believe in measuring growth by how much we learn, not just how much we do. For those interested in sharing ideas, teaching us about their work, or learning from our experience - our door is always open.

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Our Principles

  • 1

    People solve problems. Not technology.

  • 2

    Be curious. Let empathy guide your learning.

  • 3

    Understand the fundamentals. Move the right needle.

  • 4

    Data drives results. Measure progress to make progress.

  • 5

    Relentlessly pursue truth, trust, and transparency.

Contact

If you'd like to get in touch feel free to send us a note. Whether you want to talk more about our principles, give us feedback on our website, or teach us about your own work - we love to learn.