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Our next hacknight:

Ottawa Civic Tech - Working Session

Held by Ottawa Civic Tech on 26 September 2017 6:00 PM

We meet weekly on Tuesdays: the first night of the month kicks off with a presentation from a guest speaker and project updates/outlook for the month; the rest of the month will be focused on "hacking" (working on our projects to build civic good)... Read More


Ottawa Civic Tech creates an inclusive environment and safe space for people of all backgrounds to connect, learn, share, collaborate, and participate in the democratic process in a modern and digital world. We aim to build a sustainable community by hosting regular, consistent “hacknights” every Tuesday night from 6:00-8:30pm. A special guest speaker is featured on the first Tuesday of every month (and sometimes on other weeks as opportunities present themselves), along with project updates being shared and new ideas being pitched to the group. All are welcome.

We are generously hosted at a different location every month, from community spaces to government offices to tech companies, to emphasize the cross-sector nature of our work. We operate with an ‘open’ model (open source software, open government, etc.) which enables collaboration in a non-competitive, non-hierarchical, and non-traditional way.

Note: During July and August, Ottawa Civic Tech will be hosting informal meetups for those who wish to continue working on their civic tech projects (or join with a project group) and/or looking to connect to the community. Everyone is welcome!

We’ll be trying to do these summer sessions at coffee shops, restaurants, and patios to also allow for social space as well as food and beverages. Please check our page for details on the latest meetup’s location, and try to RSVP if you can so that we can manage numbers and potential venue reservations/estimates for seating. You are still very welcome if you didn’t have a chance to RSVP. Hope to see you there!

Our previous guest speakers (in reverse chronological order) are:

Our previous host venues include:

Please contact us if you would like to support this community of civic doers and do-gooders by hosting YOWCT once a week for a month!