What we're about

Open Austin (http://www.open-austin.org/) is for people interested in supporting more equitable social outcomes through civic technology, design for good, and open government.

We meet twice a month for Community Action Night (CAN) twice a month at The Zebra on East 6th Street, where project groups work on product discovery and delivery. Participants include resident activists, technologists of all specialties, policy wonks, and all in all people looking for ways to leverage technology to improve our local community.

We were formed in 2009 by citizens interested in the City of Austin web strategy and approach. Through a series of conversations, common ground was developed between the City and Open Austin to work together in a formal and recurring way. A strategic alliance was formalized between Open Austin and the City, expressing our mutual interests to partner, innovate and improve on these civic issues.

Our projects: https://www.open-austin.org/projects/ (http://www.open-austin.org/)

Our Slack messaging signup: http://slack.open-austin.org/

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IN-PERSON Community Action Night (CAN)

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🤓 💪🏽 Come to our in-person COMMUNITY ACTION NIGHT to work on an open source project about open gov, open data, and civic technology in Austin. 💪🏽 🤓

🚗 PARKING: Free street parking east of Chicon or north of 7th street are a short walk from The Zebra. Otherwise, there are paid parking options. (See image for more details: https://imgur.com/a/fgpW3jo)

🚋Transportation: Protected luxurious bike lanes run from 4th street downtown to the east side. Bus routes: 4, 322, 17 and the Plaza Saltillo light rail station are all nearby!

💪🏽 COVID-19: Masks are strongly encouraged due to indoor meeting.

🍕 FOOD: No food provided due to COVID-19 precautions.

6:30 p.m. - Doors open
6:45 p.m. - Opening remarks, project updates, announcements
7:00 p.m. - Project breakouts
8:45 p.m. - Clean up and head out

💫 CODE OF CONDUCT: To ensure Open Austin is a welcoming space for all, staff and participants are held to our Code of Conduct: https://www.open-austin.org/about/#code-of-conduct

Check out our website: https://www.open-austin.org/
Join our Slack messaging instance https://slack.open-austin.org/

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Open Hack

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