Who: Voice 4 Indi

When: December 2014

Where: Melbourne

Website: www.voiceforindi.com/

Code: https://github.com/RHoKAustralia/theindiapp

Voice 4 Indi is a community group which bridges the gap between community and politics. They aim to create opportunities for conversation for not just your voice to be heard but for you to hear others. More than just a demonstration of community development driven politics, Voices for Indi is a community leadership exercise which hopes to have a lasting impact. The organisation is a response to the need for re-energized but respectful political debate and provides a process to connect the community’s voice to our elected representatives.

At the 2014 Summer Hackathon in Melbourne a team came down from Wodonga to work with RHoK on the development of a new app to showcase citizen voices to elected politicians. The goal was to try and create a digital platform that would allow local voters to show off the issues that mattered to them, in a way that was compelling without creating further political divisions.