ABOUT

What happens at a CivicTechYYC meetup?

  • Welcome & Introductions
  • Guest speaker (about 20min)
  • Update on existing projects
  • New project pitch ideas
  • Break-off into working groups for remainder of time
  • Re-convene to share any progress updates and if you have any requests for support

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.

We operate under the following guiding principles;

  • Inclusive– We respect and embrace differences. We build projects with the people that they impact. We see diversity as strength and an opportunity for learning.
  • 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 are free for use. Our projects prioritize the use of technologies for 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.