CivicTechYYC is a community-based group that is part of a global movement to leverage technology for public good.
What happens at a CivicTechYYC meetup?
• Introductions to new people
• Guest speakers
• Updates and discussions on existing projects
• New project pitch ideas
• Working groups
• Atmosphere of support and collaboration
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 is free for use. Our projects prioritize the use of technology for public good over private gain. No PowerPoint, just you and a few minutes to share your idea.
Our guiding principles:
- Inclusive – We respect and embrace differences. We build projects with the people that they impact. We see diversity as a strength and a learning opportunity.
- Collaborative – We actively engage the community and those with subject matter expertise. We build on existing research, data, and tools. We leverage our creativity to develop new concepts and innovative solutions in collaboration with the community.
- Open – We embrace transparency and promote sharing of our research, methodologies, and solutions. We strive to build tools and solutions based on open technology that is free for use. Our projects prioritize the use of technologies for the public good over private gain.
- Safe and Fun – We foster a safe and respectful environment for all participants where people are free from discrimination or harassment. We have a good time and do not take ourselves too seriously.