CivicTechYYC is a community based group that is part of a global movement to leverage technology for public good.
We are passionate volunteers who come together to conceptualize and engage on projects that serve to make Calgary an even better place to live.
We are a group of technologists, designers, public employees, community organizers, entrepreneurs, policy analysts and other engaged citizens. No matter what your experience, anyone from any sphere is welcome to share and build ideas together in the civic tech movement.
Our goal is to use technology, data and connectivity to address challenges that citizens and governments are facing and to pursue opportunities for greater citizen engagement and more effective services.
CivicTechYYC meets on the 2nd Tuesday of each month. Please join us to pitch new project ideas or to participate in our existing projects.
You can find out more about CivicTechYYC and sign up for our newsletter at https://civictechyyc.ca/
What happens at a CivicTechYYC meetup?
• Welcome & Introductions
• Guest speaker (about 20min)
• Update on existing projects
• New project pitch ideas
• Break-off into working groups for remainder of time
• Re-convene to share any progress updates and if you have any requests for support
Want to pitch an idea? We are looking for tech-based solutions to improve the lives of Calgarians. We strive to build tools and applications based on open technology that are free for use. Our projects prioritize the use of technology for public good over private gain. No power point, just you and a few minutes to share your idea.