The Mayor’s Office in Montevideo had the goal of providing all citizens with a participation platform where they could access public government information, as well as actively shape policies to improve city management through debates, proposals, participatory budgeting and collaborative legislation.
To effectively set up this new line of collaboration between the government and its citizens, the Mayor’s Office needed to customize and implement new functionalities to a leading open source platform called CONSUL. This Ruby on Rails citizen participation platform is used in more than fifty countries around the world and has a very large community around it.
Through a public tendering process, VAIRIX was selected to carry out the project. Our engineers worked side by side with the Mayor’s Office staff following an Agile workflow environment.
The platform was successfully launched and has received high engagement and praise from users. In addition to gaining new expertise related to open-source projects used within the company, we’re proud of having taken part in helping enable our community to have a say and an impact on how the city is run.
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