Open Austin Monthly Events:

  • Open Gov & Civic Tech Meetup - A monthly meetup for anyone interested in learning more about the growing Open Government and Civic Technology movement. From lightning talks to panels, expect a wide variety of topics that sit at the intersection of data, design, technology, development, government and more. This meetup is always hosted on the 3rd Monday of each month.
  • Civic Hack Night - A study hall environment to get work done with a supportive and connected community. We begin every meeting with announcements followed by introductions and thereafter, we have a Civic Hacking 101 presentation for newcomers to the scene. Come here if you’re looking to join a project, pitch a project, or learn more about what civic hacking is and how you can help lead the civic tech movement in Austin, TX. We host 2 hack nights a month.
  • Civic Hack Saturday - Civic Hack Saturday’s are open hack spaces to grab coffee, breakfast tacos and get straight to work. Unlike Civic Hack Night, there are no announcements or intros. This is a casual environment to socialize and/or get work done with fellow Austinites.

Open Austin Annual Events:

  • ATX Hack For Change - The flagship Civic Tech & Social Good hackathon in Austin. Hosted by St. Edward's University in partnership with the City of Austin & Open Austin, this weekend-long summer event anchors the year and is a immersive experience for folks interested in using design, technology, and open data for good.


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