9th April 2019
(Calgary Oddfellows Hall)
100 6 Ave SW | Calgary, Alberta, T2G 2C4
Civic Tech project ideas coming out of the successful CodeAcross Hackathon in March will be reviewed and time will be available to move these initiatives forward. New project pitches are also welcome.
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.
Save the Date !
CodeAcross , a CivicTechYYC Hackathon
2nd March 2019
University of Calgary – Taylor Family Digital Library
CodeAcross is a worldwide series of civic hackathons that take place on International Open Data Day.
This will be a day for developers, designers, data analysts and non-technical folks to collaborate on civic projects that will help make Calgary a better place to live.
The focus will be on coming together to launch new ideas and accelerate existing CivicTechYYC projects.
The day will start at 9am with breakfast and coffee. 9:30am – Groups will present their project concepts
10am – 4pm – LET THE PROJECT WORK BEGIN AND CREATIVITY FLOW!
NOON – Lunch will be provided
4pm – Project presentations and Wrap-Up
This event is for developers, creatives, project managers, data experts and anyone who is interested in working on a multi-disciplinary volunteer team to make Calgary an even more amazing place to live!
Please note that this event will start before the Library is open. We will have people posted to let you in through the locked doors from 9:00 – 10 am.
Do I have to be part of a team before March 2nd?
Not at all. At the start of the day the project leaders will share a bit about what they are working on and you can join one of the projects that interests you the most.
Do I have to be a developer or someone in tech to be a part of this group or attend this event?
This group is designed so that even those without a technical background can be a support to a project. Are you an artist? A graphic designer? A copywriter? A project manager? A person who wants to make Calgary a better place? Come out an join us!
Is there a fee to attend or be a part of CivicTechYYC?
CivicTechYYC is a barrier free group… meaning we are free and open to all.
Can I bring a friend?
Absolutely! Please just make sure you RSVP and register your friend on Meetup.
• What to bring
Please bring you own laptop & charger. Also bring a power bar and extension cord if possible.
This event is supported by the Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences ( https://www.pims.math.ca/ )
CodeAcross Sponsored by
City of Calgary
Results from City of Calgary’s hackathon and more
Come learn about The City of Calgary’s first themed hackathon! This two day event was centered around Pedestrian Comfort and really pushed the needle on opening up new data sets and welcoming passionate partners to make a difference in their city. Walking is an important ingredient in making Calgary thrive as a city: helping business as well as promoting health and tourism and the hackathon showed how technology can solve some important issues in our city like saving lives, redefining navigation and conversations around public art. This presentation will talk about the importance of working across sectors and the need for tech in transportation.
Speaker: Jen Malzer is a transportation engineer working in the liveable streets division of the City of Calgary. She serves as past president of the Canadian Institute of Transportation Engineers and is a two-time graduate from the University of Manitoba where she studied heavy trucking before falling in love with walking, biking and transit. These days she can be found managing interesting collaborative projects to improve walkability in Calgary including re-vamping the traffic calming program.
February 12, 2019
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Work Nicer Coworking (Stephen Ave)
630 8 Ave SW #600 · Calgary, AB
Our guest speaker, Gerald Wheatly from the Arusha Centre will share the latest news about Calgary Dollars and how it is now a digital currency.
Gerald Wheatley currently manages Calgary Dollars and Take Action Grants grassroots granting program at the Arusha Centre society. He will discuss how digital complementary currencies are serving Calgary and communities around the world. He holds a masters degree in community economic development research on complementary currencies in Canada and the US and has published internationally on the subject. Gerald is a recipient of the Top 40 under 40, the Alberta Centennial Medal, and the YMCA Calgary Peacemaker Award.
Here is a link to the recent Global News article on how Calgary is the first city in Canada to have a digital currency: https://globalnews.ca/news/4740778/alberta-finance-calgary-digital-dollars-small-businesses/
January 8th, 2019
6:30pm – 9pm
Global Business Centre, Terrace View Room (5th Floor)
120 8 Ave SE. Calgary, AB