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You are invited to Ottawa Civic Tech's weekly "hacknights", held every Tuesday evening. 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. Please join us for a special event with Code for Canada's Global Civic Tech Salon is your chance to meet some of those building civic tech around the world.
You'll see examples of civic tech in action, and participate in a dialogue about what we -- as Canadian residents, governments and civic tech practitioners -- can learn from our colleagues in other jurisdictions.
We will have a number of speakers this evening -
Adriana Groh: Manager of the Open Knowledge Foundation's Prototype Fund and the co-founder of wepublic, a platform for digital dialogue between politicians and citizens.
Daniel Carranza: Co-founder of DATA Uruguay, a civil society organization that creates tools to foster more open government and the use of open data, both locally and regionally.
Tarik Nesh-Nash: Founder of the Moroccan-based ICT4Dev research center, and the CEO of GovRight, a social enterprise that contributes to civic education, civic participation and access to justice around the world.
Júlia de Carvalho: Representative of Open Government Agents in the Shared Management Forum of Sao Paulo and CEO of Fast Food da Política, an organization that uses games and play to promote civic education and political engagement in Brazil.
Caley Brock and Siobhan Özege: Code for Canada fellows working with the Public Service Commission of Canada to deliver a more modern, inclusive, and accessible experience for Canadians applying for jobs in the federal public service.
In addition to our weekly in-person hacknights, the YOWCT community uses Slack to communicate 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/