What positive impact can technology make on small communities across Canada?
That’s been on my mind a lot lately. I’ve been thinking about how local Canadian communities like the Kawarthas can use technology to stay economically strong and culturally vibrant.
How can technology improve the public good?
After chatting with Lucas, I made a mental note to check out the Civic Tech Toronto group, then I attended my first Civic Tech Toronto meetup last week.
It was great. There were lots of people and lots of projects going on.
And those groups weren’t just sitting around pontificating. They were getting stuff done. (And this isn’t a once-a-month thing, either. This group gets together every Tuesday evening.)
As a new attendee, I had to sit in on the Civic Tech 101 orientation. That’s where I heard about Code for Canada.
Coincidentally, Code for Canada was doing an open house just a couple of days later. I went, and this is what I learned.