Civic Champion Cohort 


Early Adopter Cities, Promoting Smart Cities Initiatives

Hack Oregon will select 10 early adopter cities to join our international cohort  and engage with the CIVIC team over a one year time period. This framework will expand on successful best practices of Hack Oregon and provide cities with first hand experience bringing their own stories to life on the CIVIC platform. Hack Oregon will publicly announce early adopter partnerships with cities during the Demo Day of Portland CIVIC projects at the GCTC Tech Jam (est. audience of 1500).

Partnership Framework

In Person Component

  • 1 day workshop for local leadership (max 50 people)

    • Learn how to lead a team of volunteers to achieve a goal over a multi-month build cycle

    • Leveraging tools from the CIVIC platform, build a strategy that is unique to {YOUR CITY}  and establish actionable goals for a Hackathon sprint

  • 2 day Hackathon for tech community, which may include:

    • Deploy new APIs from your local data sources

    • Explore analytics with CIVIC’s existing APIs

    • Reproduce visualizations and entire web components with your city’s data

Continued Support

  • Beyond the Hackathon

    • Create a plan for continued city engagement to achieve actionable insights and publish interactive applications on the CIVIC platform

  • Monthly Webinars  

    • Hosted by Executive Director and Founder of Hack Oregon, Cat Nikolovski

    • Structured discussion surrounding our methodology including building partnerships, recruiting volunteers, establishing themes and delivering results

  • CIVIC Coach (CC)

    • Ongoing mentorship from an experienced Hack Oregon volunteer who has worked on CIVIC, understands the challenges surrounding the build cycle and is invested in your cities success to replicate this model

  • Online Resources

    • Technical documentation

    • Process materials

    • Design Assets

    • Knowledge Base  

    • Case studies