This group is for events hosted by Open Austin (http://www.open-austin.org/), for people interested in open government & civic technology.
At our Open Gov & Civic Tech Meetups we typically have an invited speaker. There’s also an update on recent Open Austin activity. Plus an opportunity to meet other people involved in the open gov/civic tech movement.
We also host frequent Civic Hack Nights & Open Data Days, which are hands on study hall style events to make progress on our various projects. Participants include software developers, graphic designers, data analysts, students and academics, policy wonks, hackers, and people looking for ways to leverage technology to improve local government. We post agendas and notes from these here: https://openaustin.hackpad.com/
Open Austin is a citizen volunteer group that promotes open government, open data, and civic application development in Austin, TX.
We were formed in 2009 by citizens interested in the City of Austin web strategy and approach. Through a series of conversations, common ground was developed between the City and Open Austin to work together in a formal and recurring way. A strategic alliance was formalized between Open Austin and the City, expressing our mutual interests to partner, innovate and improve on these civic issues.