Month: 2018-02


canadian_aaron 06:54:10

Civic Tech Weekly Feb 05: Dear Canadians, Tell Us How Much You Spend on Weed

This week: Canada crowdsources open data on cannabis purchases, China steps up state surveillance, and Iranian protesters try bypassing…



zoe770 07:35:09
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canadian_aaron 09:43:05

Using A.I. and Open Data to Monitor Corruption in Brazil

In Brazilian politics, power and graft go hand-in-hand. But a civic tech group is rallying people to help build an “open” public expense…


canadian_aaron 08:13:24
This week: Mexico’s new (but terrible) election signature app, PayPal doesn’t recognize Palestine, and 18F is near death.
canadian_aaron 08:13:34

Civic Tech Weekly Feb 12: What next for 18F? –

This week: Mexico’s new (but terrible) election signature app, Silicon Valley doesn’t recognize Palastine, and 18F is on a downward spiral.


canadian_aaron 07:48:42
Heres a weekly digest of civic tech news for Feb 19 :D

Civic Tech Weekly Feb 19: Can A.I. Block ISIS Propaganda?

This week: the UK gov uses A.I. to filter the Islamic State, vTaiwan wins big at the IxDA, and monitoring political ads on Facebook


Kuan-Ting 20:23:20
mglee 08:14:43
補個 GDS 的背景資料給大家參考
@wumini @kting @terrence


canadian_aaron 09:04:29

vTaiwan Wins Big at the 2018 Interaction Awards –

The public participation platform “vTaiwan” wins award at 2018 Interaction Awards.


canadian_aaron 22:40:00

Civic Tech Weekly Feb 26: The UK’s Government Digital Service Is In the Pits

This week: The UK’s GDS faces criticism from it’s founder; learn about fake news by playing a media tycoon; and Trump Inc. gets a little…


patcon 04:26:10
hey all! I was going to bridge this channel with CivicTechTO's slack, and also CodeforAmerica (since they write their own Civic Tech Weekly over there, and the collaboration might be beneficial)

any objections or questions? general info here:|
patcon 04:29:07
also, related to that, i find that bridges work most clearly when the name is the same across all slacks. might there be a name for this channel that would more accurately capture the nature of convo (given that some slack teams participating on bridge might be city-level)

Perhaps `#news-intl`? No pressure :slightly_smiling_face:
Someone (across chat bridge) 04:34:41
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patcon 04:42:05
I've been settting the channel topic to this on the other ends of the bridge that I'm setting up:

> This channel is BRIDGED. About:|
@null 04:46:17
:wave: testing from Civic Tech Toronto

patcon 04:46:41
:spock-hand: testing from g0v Slack
@null 04:50:29
@erie :spock-hand:

ttcat (not_staff) 09:50:28
mglee 09:51:40
@patcon thanks for bridging all these channels! :spock-hand:
@null 11:40:39
@mglee no problemo! :)