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About us

Helpful Places helps organizations, and the communities they serve, harness the power of technology in ways that are transparent, inclusive, participatory, and in alignment with community goals.

One of the ways we do this is by advancing the adoption and stewardship of Digital Trust for Places and Routines (DTPR), an open-source communication standard designed to increase transparency, legibility and accountability for digital technology in public places.

We believe the ways places are designed and operated – and the technologies within them – should be helpful and empowering for people and their communities.

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Helpful Places


Jacqueline Lu

President, Co-founder



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