Riding the Technology Wave: Low-Code Development Bridges the City of Santa Cruz to Its Community
Laura Schmidt, IT Director for the City of Santa Cruz, ensured on persistent progression for Santa Cruz’s community with Mendix’s low-code technologies. Schmidt states that, “we needed something that is flexible, adaptable, has a rapid time-to-use turnaround and is highly productive and cost sustainable.” She realized that with Mendix’s supportive Agile development features and model-driven approach, better community engagement could be fostered upon in order to make Santa Cruz’s community more informed to drive community engagement. Santa Cruz’s IT team successfully created systematic applications without needing to write extensive amounts of code at a rapid pace. These Mendix-made applications helped them to connect request services from their community members regarding traffic concerns, bike hazards and graffiti reports to Santa Cruz’s city officials at an efficient and organized level in just three weeks.