Civic tech forums, listservs, and Slacks

Digital hangouts for civic-minded technologists

Code for America’s Discourse

An online meeting place to discuss how to use civic technology to improve peoples' lives.

cat-icon 972 Mission Street, San Francisco, California, USA


The wiki for local government innovation ✨

cat-icon San Francisco, CA, USA

Liberation Tech

The Program on Liberation Technology seeks to understand how information technology can be used to defend human rights, improve governance, empower the poor, promote economic development, and pursue a variety of other social goods.

List of civic tech mailing lists

More than a doc, Dropbox Paper is a flexible workspace that brings people and ideas together.

cat-icon Missouri School of Journalism, Walter Williams Road, Columbia, MO 65211, USA

Open Government and Civic Technology Facebook Group

Civic Technology and Open Government - Global #civictech #opengov has 7,413 members. ‎Global exchange on civic technology, open government, open data,...

Responsible Data community

The RD community is a place for those who use data in social change and advocacy to develop practical approaches to addressing the ethical, legal, social and privacy-related challenges they face.


BetaNYC is a civic organization dedicated to improving lives in New York through civic design, technology, and data.

The Commons

The Commons is the proverbial “town square”–a gathering place, a source of affirmation, and a resource for those working every day to improve government services. Led by the Public Interest Technology team at New America, The Commons is a place where we’re figuring out the best way to do innovative work right alongside you. The Read More


Tinfoil is a place where we can talk about digital security, privacy, and journalism.