Ottawa Civic Tech invites you to special presentation from the City of Ottawa to provide an update on three (3) key initiatives related to the Smart City 2.0 - Digital Services Strategy.
In April, the City will launch the public beta version of a new open data portal (Open Ottawa), release a public beta version of a new City of Ottawa Mobile App, and release an update to the Open311 application program interface (API). These are foundational digital platforms that reinforce the City’s commitment to enhancing the “client experience” through digital service delivery.
During the presentation you will hear more about these digital platforms and how you can provide their input and help shape future enhancements.
You are invited to Ottawa Civic Tech's weekly "hacknights", held every Tuesday evening from 6:00-8:00pm. Free and open to all, hacknights bring together people from all walks of life to connect, learn, share, and collaborate.
You do not need to be a "techie" to attend - everyone is welcome to participate and contribute to building civic good through technology, data, design, policy, advocacy & citizen engagement. Join us!
Typically, the first Tuesday of the month features a guest speaker. Other weeks may also feature a guest speaker, but is primarily meant to provide dedicated time and space for the community to make progress on their projects.
6:00-6:30pm -- Doors Open; Networking
6:30-6:45pm -- Welcome and Introductions
6:45-7:30pm -- Presentation from the City of Ottawa and Q&A
7:30-8:00pm -- Breakout Group work sessions, Networking and opportunity to play with the beta open data website (Open Ottawa)
In addition to our weekly in-person hacknights, the YOWCT community uses Slack to communication and collaborate on projects. Request an invitation to join our workspace here: https://yowct-invite-bot.herokuapp.com/
Find out more about Ottawa Civic Tech at http://ottawacivictech.ca/