Ottawa Civic Tech
Technology and entrepreneurship for the modern world.
Tech For The City
Creating and contributing to a stronger community is what we are all about! The goal is to bring both technology and policies together and use those resources to solve challenges and problems. Working with people from multiple backgrounds, the community benefits. Shedding light on difficult issues, identifying the core problem, and creating action steps for the best way to solve it takes time and energy.
Civic engagement takes place to discuss all of this, and we are proud to be part of the organisation process. Our civic tech group assists with the scheduling and location for the events to take place. We welcome public servants, elected officials, and the general public to be part of these discussions.
We want individuals from different backgrounds and with different skills to be involved. This includes, but isn’t limited to the following:
- Policy creation
- Software development
The community is stronger when everyone can bring their strengths to the table and collaborate. There is plenty of room for improvement, but it takes people willing to step up and bring their knowledge to the group to make it happen. The connection of people is where it starts. From there, ideas grow into innovative and creative projects that get results for the community of Ottawa!
Civic Tech Projects And Events
Helping teach our future techies
The foundation of our gatherings is to create projects that get desired results. We carefully discuss options, strategies, and how to implement the plan of action. We decide which projects to focus on based on the civic good they promote. We often have several projects taking shape at once, they are all in various stages of completion. It is amazing to see such a project from the very first meeting to the completion!
Each of us gives generously of our time, resources, and personal skillsets. Collectively, these efforts help our community improve and they help society overall. Some of our projects are social-based. Others are technical. Everyone is welcome to propose a project idea they would like to see taken on!
We encourage you to check back often for upcoming events. We add them to the calendar as soon as we have the details worked out. This includes the date, time, and location for each event. We would love to have you join us to work on a new project or to discuss a project that needs attention. All of the effort is done for the civic good, and we are very happy to be involved with the process!
We bring in guest speakers often to share information. Some of them are from the private entities but most of them are from the public sector. We bring in individuals that are part of the government and others that are part of the educational realm. We value these speakers because they enlighten us about various topics around Ottawa that need attention. The learning process helps each of us do our best for civic good.
The social element of our gatherings is balanced with the desire to work on projects. It is a fun and satisfying opportunity for anyone interested. We encourage you to check it out and we welcome your feedback.