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  • Work Nicer Coworking (Stephen Ave) 630 8 Avenue Southwest, #600 Calgary, AB, T2P 1G6 Canada (map)

Hosted by CivicTechYYC - Tech for Good


Come learn about The City of Calgary’s first themed hackathon! This two day event was centred around Pedestrian Comfort and really pushed the needle on opening up new data sets and welcoming passionate partners to make a difference in their city. Walking is an important ingredient in making Calgary thrive as a city: helping business as well as promoting health and tourism and the hackathon showed how technology can solve some important issues in our city like saving lives, redefining navigation and conversations around public art. This presentation will talk about the importance of working across sectors and the need for tech in transportation.

Jen Malzer is a transportation engineer working in the liveable streets division of the City of Calgary. She serves as past president of the Canadian Institute of Transportation Engineers and is a two-time graduate from the University of Manitoba where she studied heavy trucking before falling in love with walking, biking and transit. These days she can be found managing interesting collaborative projects to improve walkability in Calgary including re-vamping the traffic calming program.

Find out more about CivicTechYYC and our projects at

What happens at a CivicTechYYC meetup?
• Welcome & Introductions
• Guest speaker (about 20min)
• Update on existing projects
• New project pitch ideas
• Break-off into working groups for remainder of time
• Re-convene to share any progress updates and if you have any requests for support

Want to pitch an idea? We are looking for tech-based solutions to improve the lives of Calgarians. We strive to build tools and applications based on open technology that are free for use. Our projects prioritize the use of technology for public good over private gain. No power point, just you and a few minutes to share your idea.