About Civic Hacking Agency.

Civic hacking

Civic hacking is the practice of collaboratively designing democracy and coding for good.

Civic Hacking Agency

CHA is focused on connecting technologists with a new way of doing civics.

We do this through:

  • Regular meetups: Pitch, code and demo civic-focused projects.
  • Guest talks: Engage with civic technology experts and leaders.


The idea for CHA began after Luke (father) and Elias (son) Fretwell started coding together during the pandemic. Learn more about our story.

Elias is a junior at Acalanes High School in Lafayette, Calif.

Luke is the co-founder of ProudCity, a platform empowering local governments across the nation to deliver better digital services. More about Luke.