A volunteer-led program that works on solving problems in our world, all through the lens of civic tech
What Is Civic Makers?
We’re mindful of intent and how we work to create social impact around us
Learning New Things
We’re a community of learners – we all have something to give and take
We value collaboration across sectors and disiplines.
We focus our time on producing tangible things, in many different forms
Making a Difference
Everyone puts their skills into action, whatever those skills happen to be
Using data collected from They Vote For You, we’re building a website that tells the story of climate change policy in Australia, utilising data visualisation, storytelling, and civic engagement. Find out more by watching the video from our first session.
I can’t come to every session - what’s the best way for me to contribute?
What are the goals of the Civic Makers?
Civic Makers seeks to give people the space and resources they need to collaborate with others, and to create things for the public good through the lens of civic tech.
How can I get involved?
- Jump on Code for Australia’s Slack Channel and join the #civic-makers channel. That’s where we post about all out meetings and goings-on.
- Once you’re in the Slack channel, join our public Trello Board — this is where all our tasks will live.
- Fill in our Skills Register — so we can find out how you’d like to be involved.
- Come to our meetings. They’re all set up via this MeetUp.
Do I need to be technical?
How is this funded?
Currently, the administration of Civic Makers is very lucky to be funded by a grant from the Telematics Trust. We see this remaining the status quo for a while at least. This money goes towards things like software, hosting, and any other expenses associated with getting a project off the ground.
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We're based in Melbourne, on the traditional lands of the Woiwurrung and Boon Wurrung peoples of the Kulin nation.
We acknowledge that sovereignty was never ceded and pay our respects to elders past, present and emerging across Australia.
As an organisation we benefit from the rich history of contributions that Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people have made to the world.