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Civic Tech Community Organizer Toolkit

Solving civic challenges using technology and design: a toolkit for civic tech groups and running ‘hacknights’.

Civic tech communities are being established in cities around the world. They are a volunteer-run hub for innovation and networking between public servants, technology and design professionals, and civic activists. The community generally revolves around a weekly ‘hacknight’. This guide is meant to provide key tips to help you establish successful hacknights. 

Learn how to start a civic tech community group, organize civic tech hacknights and keep them running smoothly. In addition, the Toolkit offers templates that you can adapt for your own use.

This toolkit is a work in progress created by Isha Nepal and Emily Kuzan on behalf of Code for Canada for the global civic tech community. Feel free to leave comments and suggestions throughout the documents for updates and improvements.

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