About CivicTechGbg

Background

There are many non-profits and movements in Gothenburg working for social and environmental goals and making use of digital technologies. There’s also a lot of knowledge and innovative ideas in the city. By organising a series of hackathons together with different themes we wish to raise the status for the civic tech sector and bring together developers, designers, hackers, activists, innovators and anyone sharing the same interests and values.

Hackathons

A series of hackathons to promote civic-tech development is organised by different actors from civil society and the municipality. Some of our inspiration comes from Code for Germany and Open Democracy Now in France.

The hackathons will happen every other month in average and each will last a whole day during the weekend.

The projects will have three different themes:

  • Sharing is caring: Collaborative economy, the commons and sustainable consumption.
  • Power to the people: Democracy, participation and transparency.
  • I like to move it: Sustainable transportation, travel and mobility.

The partners responsible for the organisation of each hackathon should collaborate in reaching out to the public, finding participants within and outside their own networks, presenting their projects and leading group participants during the event.

Guidelines

1) The project should be about developing or using new technologies in order to promote an increased participation in social movements, non-profit associations, democratic political processes and civil society in general.

2) The results of the project should be made available to the public.

  • The workflow and process in the project can be documented so that more people can learn from it.
  • Any code generated should use an open-source license.
  • Text, pictures or videos produced should be licensed under Creative Commons.

Join us!

This is the first draft for a cooperation to a common event. Please, contact us if you'd like your organisation to participate, or if you have any ideas and suggestions!

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