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Open Austin addresses local social and civic challenges through creative uses of technology. We foster relationships between government, non- and for-profit organizations, and resident activists.

We meet every other week for Community Action Night (CAN), where project groups work on product discovery and delivery.  Participants include resident activists, technologists, policy wonks, anyone 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.

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