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Training: Civic Tech Community Engagement 101
November 14, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
Led by digital government educator Kelly Halseth and Civic Tech Toronto community organizers Alex Jung and Jake Miller, this workshop will introduce government members to the concept of civic tech and the vibrant world of local civic tech organizing.
Civic tech communities and the projects they spearhead are making a signifiant impact the world over by leveraging the power of technology and design for the common good. Understanding how to collaborate with civic tech communities is crucial for engaging residents in addressing civic challenges, and for building stronger, more effective public services. This training will leave you with:
A greater understanding of “civic tech” and why it matters.
Concrete actions that public servants can take to collaborate with civic tech communities.
Compelling examples of what’s possible when municipal governments and the civic tech community work together effectively.
This training is for government members only. Government members can RSVP here.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.
Kelly Halseth is Code for Canada’s Education and Community Manager. Kelly has an array of experience in the non-profit and public sector as a community organizer and capacity builder. She has led and supported initiatives throughout the U.S. and Canada utilizing human-centered design and collective impact approaches to tackle complex social issues. Find her on Linkedin.
Alex Jung is a systems designer. He has been helping organise Civic Tech Toronto since May, and focuses on capacity-building through Civic Tech 101 workshops. He studies civic self-organisation and citizen-led participation in policymaking at the University of Toronto, and also works at the University of Toronto Libraries as the Wikipedian in Residence. Alex comes from a background in user experience, nonprofit operations, environmental advocacy, and labour organising. His research background is in epistemology, ethics, media studies, and gender studies.