The purpose of the Civic Hacker Network is to connect volunteers and professionals working to use data and technology to make a positive impact in their communities. We aim to amplify the work our membership is doing by providing a platform through which “civic hackers” can publicize their projects, collaborate, and get the resources and support they need.


Lori McNeill created the Civic Hacker Network to support and grow a community in the aftermath of the first annual Civic Hacker Summit. This network provides an avenue for keeping the conversation going and holds space for further relationship-building between annual summit events.

Professionals in the social sector and other areas of civic life want to engage with and learn from volunteer civic tech and data groups, and vice versa. The collective feedback from participants was that they want to connect their often siloed efforts with the work of others engaging in similar projects, anywhere in the world. 

Join the Civic Hacker Network

Anyone who is interested in using data and technology to address issues in their communities and beyond, or who has expertise they want to lend to other engaged citizen analysts and technologists, is welcome to become a member of the Civic Hacker Network;

  • Civic leaders
  • Social sector program directors
  • Social impact grant-makers
  • Analysts
  • Data scientists
  • Developers
  • Designers
  • Civic Tech Groups
  • NGOs
  • Social Enterprises / B Corporations
  • Impact investors

Join the network today and let’s support each other as we work to make an impact in our communities and around the globe!