Frequently asked questions.

What is civic hacking?

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

What is Civic Hacking Agency?

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

We do this through:

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

Who’s it for?

Anyone interested in civics and technology (and are into coding).

Do you have to know how to code?

Ideally, yes. This is for folks who are more technical and are looking to connect and collaborate with other like-minded technologists. Of course, we welcome others, but the expectation is that you already have some understanding of and practice in coding.

What inspired you to do this?

Luke and Elias started civic hacking together during the pandemic. For more context, see Government Technology’s article and podcast about our story.

We’re testing to see if others might also be interested in civics-focused coding and community.

Are you an official nonprofit?

No. We’re testing this idea to see if it’s of interest. If it is, we’ll decide whether it’s necessary to formalize operations and create an official nonprofit organization. For now, though, it’s just a way to bring people together to code in the context of civics.

How can I help?

We’re just getting started and looking for a meetup space. Contact us if you have a space or ideas for us.

How can we stay updated?

We’ve set up a few ways to stay connected with us.

What if I have other questions or want to get in touch?

We’d love to hear from you. How to contact us.