Here is a snapshot of our projects, which is always changing based on what people are interested in working on and how much time they have to commit to it (remember – these are all built with volunteer hours!)
To pitch an idea or join a project team, come to our weekly meetups. You can also request an invite to join our Slack group to collaborate with your team in-between meetups.
Federal IT Contracting
This group is scraping open data sets related to federal government spending on IT services from a range of disconnected sources, and seeks to aggregate and visualize the data to better understand where contracting dollars go.
The Ottawa chapter of DemocracyKit is working to build a local team to support the growth and adoption of this new online resource and toolkit for citizens interested in running for municipal politics as a city councillor or school trustee.
Digital Citizenship Conference
A group of advocactes, activists, and academics are working on planning and delivering a first-of-its-kind conference on what active citizenship means in a digital era.