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6 Tech News & AnalysisSupport & information for US-based civic professionals & activistsNYUSAEnglishCivic Tech
7 at School???CAS is a community of individuals who are passionate about giving our children a great education in computing. It is a community of professional practice, which we join as colleagues in a shared endeavour. It is not a service to which we subscribe.Community for Computing Science in Schools professionalsUKEnglishEducationContinuing Professional Development
8 Charities???Digital Charities is a group of people working together to share web knowledge and help each other deliver compelling web campaigns and content for our supporters. New members and ideas for sessions are always welcome.Networking and support for those working on digital campaigns in UK charities.UKEnglishThird SectorActivism
9 Social Innovation???Showcase your project, meet collaborators, and find fundingNetworking for those interested in Digital Social InnovationEUEnglishThird SectorActivism
10 emphasize core strategies: project-based learning, comprehensive assessment, integrated studies, social and emotional learning, educational leadership and teacher development, and technology integration.Information and Support for those teaching technology in the USA. Tools and curriculum for those learning technology K-13 in the USA.Part of the George Lucas Educational FoundationUSAEnglishEducationContinuing Professional Development
11 Community???This is LevelUp's repository of Community Resources and Tools - this is where you'll find all trainer-contributed content, such as field-tested training modules, facilitation tools and aids, and other useful content. Also found here is our growing index of helpful resources, guides, and tools that you can provide to training participants before, during, or after an event.Tools and information for ActivistsUSAEnglish
12 Democracy Bites???Local Democracy Bytes is a workstream of LocalGov Digital and is a network for councillors, council officers, researchers, providers and citizens that aims to provoke new thinking, share good examples and work on projects and events.Connect and support Digital practioners in UK local governmentUKEnglishGovernmentService DesignDemocracy
13 Digital is the network for digital practitioners in local government. Our aim is to aid the delivery of better, cheaper local services by councils across the country, through the re-design of services around the capabilities the internet and digital technology provide.Connect and support Digital practioners in UK local governmentUnmentoring, Local Democracy Bytes, Local Government content standard, local government digital service standard.UKEnglishGovernmentService DesignNetwork
14 Midlands???The Midlands Peer Group, co-chaired by Coventry City and Leicestershire County Councils, is for all Council colleagues and colleagues in partner organisations involved in creating and delivering digital services throughout the region.Local Gov Digital Midlands Peer Group linksMidlandsUKEnglishLocal GovernmentService
15 Peer Groups???Our peer groups provide face-to-face and other support for network members.Connect and support Digital practioners in UK local governmentLocalGovCamp Unconference, teacamp,UKEnglishLocal GovernmentService Design
16 Makers is one of the 7 work streams of LocalGov Digital and is a network for designers and developers in local government. The aim of the work stream is to encourage innovation and collaboration on digital between councils to create better user experiences and higher quality services.Connect and support Digital practioners in UK local governmentUKEnglishLocal GovernmentService DesignNewsletter is on
17 Coalition for Dialogue & Deliberation (NCDD)???The National Coalition for Dialogue & Deliberation is a network of thousands of innovators who bring people together across divides to tackle today’s toughest challenges. NCDD serves as a gathering place, a resource clearinghouse, a news source, and a facilitative leader for this extraordinary community.Information and Support for members of the NCDDUSAEnglishInnovationDemocracyEducation
18 Global???We are creative & tech agencies solving social problems worldwideProfessional Services NetworkUKEnglish
19 for Campaigns???We empower world-class tech talent to volunteer for change.We support progressive & centrist candidates for local, state, & national office.Recruit and train volunteers for digital political campaigns aimed at elections to district, state, congressional, and senate.USAEnglishProgressive
20 Solidarity???Tech Solidarity is a grass-roots organization whose goal is to better connect tech workers with the communities they live in. Our emphasis is on regular in-person meetings, volunteer assistance to organizations serving the vulnerable, and the creative use of labor law in pursuit of an ethical agenda.Promotion and discussion of Localised delivery of services
21 UKCharity, volunteer community, meetup
22 Life CollectiveCollective / coopThe Digital Life Collective researches, develops, funds and supports Tech We Trust, technologies that prioritize our autonomy, privacy and dignity.
23 for GoodCommunity WebsiteTech with humankind in mindPromote the development of human centred projectsUKEnglishTechnology
24 Tonight (post-Brexit management game)Discord
25 Star CodexDiscord
26 CommunityDiscord ServerUnofficial Wikimedia Community Discord server, for discussing Wikimedia stuffDiscussion for wikimediansinternationalEnglishWikimediaEducation
27 of the world, swipe left! Using tech to put a fist on the scales for workers. London, Dublin & an internet near you!Community engagement and recruitment for DotComradesUKEnglishUnionsCo-opsFuture of Work
28 for Good SheffieldEvent pageA meet up for people interested in using technology to positively change the worldPromote the development of human centred projectsSheffieldUKEnglishTechnology
29 EventsEventbrite PageLocal Gov Digital Events PageUKEnglishLocal GovernmentService Design
30 & PoliticsFacebook GroupExploring the intersection of AI & politicsDiscussion page for the AI & Politics community, Include the audience unable to make meetupsUKEnglishUnionsCo-opsFuture of Work
31 GroupThe purpose of AI safety camps is to help aspiring AI safety and strategy researchers to boost themselves into concrete productivity, and to find new collaborators. The concept is very straight forward. Camp participants form research teams around topics of their choice. Before the camp, you study whatever you think you will need to know and then, during the camp, you do research.
32 WorldwideFacebook GroupWorldwide anarchist news!
33 Solutions Revolution STRATEGYFacebook Group
34 Platform Co-Creation GroupFacebook Group
35 Network and Resource MappingFacebook GroupA place to form a council of leaders to discuss matters of preparedness and transition through the changes which lie ahead.
36 SustainabilityFacebook GroupExploring hacker/maker culture in a transitioning world.
37 Organisation for SustainabilityFacebook GroupNon-profit association aimed at developing, testing and advocating alternative socio-economic systems
38 ForumFacebook Group
39 Baker School of OrganisingFacebook Group
40 Group
Factmata is tackling fake news and misinformation by building a crowdsourced community platform, leveraged by artificial intelligence. Use our group to post and discuss misleading news.
Tackling fake newsLondonUKEnglishFake News
41 Nomads (full-time travellers)Facebook GroupGroup is for full-time travelers and global nomads. If you are traveling and you have not set a time limit, or your home is wherever you happen to travel, please join the caravan!
42 Hackers EUFacebook Group
HH:EU is the group for current or aspiring EU-based hackers to meet, chat, learn and build together. This group is for anything and everything of interest to the EU hacker scene, whether that be working together to plan a hackathon, organising a team for an upcoming event, showing off your project, or a cool bit of tech news.
43 Groupconfidential support to journalists
44 RationalishFacebook groupA group for London-based members of the rationalist diaspora.
MyData Working Group FinlandFacebook GroupThe core idea is that we, you and I, should have an easy way to see where data about us goes, specify who can use it, and alter these decisions over time.Finland
46 GroupSharing inspiration & documenting best practices in community design and resilience from emerging NEO-TRIBES (intentional communities, hacker & art collectives, co-working spaces, grassroots movements, ephemeral experiences, eco-villages, entrepreneurial hubs, village 3.0s, regenerative towns, etc)
47 LabourFacebook GroupNetworked Labour ( was an outcome of an international seminar held in Amsterdam between 7-9 May 2013. The seminar was initially supported by Networked Politics, transform! europe, Transnational Institute and IGOPNET (Institut de Govern the Polítiques Públiques). At the end of the seminar several ideas have emerged one of which was to improve this web space and try to transform it into a transnational and distributed network space, through which all of us could build new ties and expand our nets of collaboration. This Facebook group was then built to expand and strengthen the ties among the nodes involved, by allowing a continuous exchange and debate, so chance produce and sharing information around the clock. Between 2015 and 2017 project is rebuilt as an independent Online Worker's University Campus, which gained political and financial autonomous from any groups and organizations, state, corporate or NGO kind, including the institutions mentioned as initial supporters.Further Discussion around the topics explored at the 2013 seminar.EUEnglishUnionsCo-opsFuture of Work
48 from the RooftopFacebook Group
49 Ideas and DiscussionFacebook GroupRepository of nomadbase ideas and knowledge.
50 GroupOnline community for low-budget/moneyless/low-impact ways to live sustainably on the road
51 public facebook groupFacebook GroupWe are among the biggest and best-established journalists' unions in the world, with 35,000 members. These members cover the whole range of editorial work – staff and freelance, writers and reporters, editors and sub-editors, photographers and illustrators, working in broadcasting, newspapers, magazines, books, on the internet and in public relations.Public facing facebook group to connect members of the NUJ there, and to encourage non-member journalists, to become members.UKEnglishJournalismTrade UnionPublishing
52 Living Village NetworkFacebook GroupGroup for connecting people serious about creating a sustainable living village.
53 and PoliticsFacebook Group
54 Alternative UK TalkSpaceFacebook Groupfor all those who signed up on The Alternative website and are already co-creating a new politics.
55 Changemakers NetworkFacebook Group
A London-based network for young professionals who are dedicated to creating positive change in the world. The network meets approximately every 2 months in an effort to support, connect and inspire everyone involved.
56 Commons Platform Co-creationFacebook Group
The Fourth GroupFacebook GroupWe are a group of people working together to create a new politics for the fourth industrial revolution.Civic Engagement, CampaigningUKEnglishNewPoliticsDemocracyCommunity OrganisingTechnology
58 Institute of Network CulturesFacebook GroupMedia research centre that actively contributes to the field of network cultures through research, events, publications and online dialogue
59 Public Academic LibraryFacebook GroupDo you have an article or book that you want that's behind a paywall? Why not ask for it here?
60 Sector CommsFacebook Group
61 CommunityFacebook GroupFor everyone interested in learning more about Wikidata.
62 + LibrariesFacebook Group
A group for discussions regarding the intersection of Wikipedia and Libraries, and all the areas for potential collaboration between them!
63 in Political DataFacebook GroupWe work with women to build their skills in political data, polling and research to diversify the industry.
64 co-operativesFacebook GroupA public UK and international group connecting worker co-operators and people with an interest in industrial democracy and collective ownership.Network supporting recruitment to worker cooperatives and unionismUKEnglishUnionsCo-opsFuture of Work
65 GroupInnovation in how the low-wage workforce is supported
66 For CorbynFacebook Group (closed)Coders For CorbynDiscussion group for those supportive of Jeremy CorbynUKEnglishProgressive
67 Party CodersFacebook Group (closed)For discussing Green Party of England & Wales tech, UX and data projects.Discussion group for those working on technology within the Green Party.UKEnglishProgressive
68 Democrat Software GroupFacebook Group (closed)For coders, designers, and anyone who wants to win by using better technology. Liberal democrat focussed software campaign.UKEnglishProgressive
69 SalonFacebook Group (Closed)Two visions of the future continue to play out. Orwell's 'Nineteen Eighty Four' featured a society under a 'telescreen' dictatorship, where 'Victory Coffee' was served in cafés to people who yearned for free expression outside of the watchful eye of the state. It's a world in which the more extreme elements of the NSA, GCHQ and the FSB might well feel at home. In Huxley's 'Brave New World' the drug Soma is served to pacify the population - perhaps the 'dopamine effect' that commercial social networks have on us today. In both cases the new industrial revolution of technology is aiding and abetting both the powers that be, whoever they are, and those interested in freedom. As technologists what future do we choose to make? Let's discuss these and other questions in this new Salon of ideas, which will be international in nature.Discussion group on futurism, security, and the political state.InternationalEnglishFuturistSocietyTechnology
70 Global CommunityFacebook Group (Public)Go in-depth on Mark Zuckerberg's call for "Building Global Community."To discuss Zuckerberg's call for 'building global community'WorldwideEnglishFuturism
71 BetaFacebook Group (Public)Community for technology people working in: democracy, politics, civic infrastructure, citizen engagement and representation, government services and transformation, future cities, campaigning and influence, and all related topics!Meeting point for those involved in UKEnglishCivic Tech
72 Autonomous SocietyFacebook Group (public)The revolution will not be centralized.Support Activists working to decentralise government activitiesUSAEnglishFuturismGlobalismTechnology
73 Government and Civic TechFacebook Group (Public)Global exchange on open government, civic technology, open data, and digital democracy. Over 150 nations represented.Worldwide discussions on Open Governement and Civic TechnologyWorldwideEnglishTransparencyOpen GovernmentGovernment
74 Group (public)"Techfugees is a social enterprise coordinating the international tech community response to the needs of Refugees & the displaced"Co-ordinates hack events and those otherwise making technology to InternationalEnglishRefugees
75 Foundation Social Media HubFacebook Group (public)Group, to discuss how the Wikimedia Foundation social media can best support the movement.Discussion for wikimediansinternationalEnglishWikimediaEducation
76 WeeklyFacebook Group (public)Discussion and general gabbery about Wikipedia/Wikimedia news and community issues. Known to also house Signpost and other Wikipedia news junkies.Discussion for wikimediansPodcast (
77 CharitiesFacebook pageThe Digital Charities Working Group includes new media representatives from many charities, and meets on the first Wednesday of most months. * Employees of charities only at the meetings I'm afraid...Promotion of, and discussion around, the Digital Charities Working GroupUKEnglishThird SectorActivism
78 TechnologistsForum
a network of technology focused digital cooperatives, CoTech, who are "building a tech industry that's better for its workers and customers through co-operation, democracy and worker ownership."
Cooperative Technology CompaniesUKEnglishCooperatives
79 Online ExchangeForumJoin over 750 members on the two-way Democracies Online Exchange ... a global who's who of experts, practitioners, and researchers on open government, civic technology, participation, transparency and all things e-democracy.Announce, source/make & discuss, democratic structure tools (Civic Engagement)UKEnglishCampaigningDemocracyAnnouncmentsAcademiaInternationalism
80 org - communities of practiseForumE-Democracy hosts online communities of practice and working groups which further online community engagement, democracy online, digital inclusion, and civic technology.Most of our communities of practice connect locally oriented people on a very global basis.Discussion of E-Democracy methods, and activism on.WorldwideEnglish
Community Engagement
Civic Technology
81 Economy Organisers NetworkForumThe New Economy Organisers Network is an independent network of activists working for an economy based on social and environmental justice.Decentralised environmental and social justise group. InternationalEnglishProgressive
82 Civil Society GroupForumOGP brings together governments and civil society organizations as true partners at both the national and international level. At the national level, governments work with civil society organizations to develop and implement their OGP national action plan. Countries are encouraged to institutionalize a mechanism for ongoing dialogue and collaboration between government and civil society. Within OGP, the IndependentCivil Society Engagement team (CSE) works to broaden, strengthen and engage a strong civil society network to participate in OGP, particularly at the national level. The CSC supports national civil society actors to help them make better use of the OGP process -- including the design, implementation and monitoring of OGP action plans -- for achieving their own advocacy objectives.Dissussions for those within the OGP Civil Society GroupWorldwideEnglishTransparencyOpen GovernmentGovernmentemail: to join
83 Government UKForumThe UK Open Government Forum helps the open government movement in the UK to connect and collaborate. The forum was created by the UK Open Government Network (OGN) - a coalition of organisations and individuals committed to making government work better for people through transparency, participation and accountability. If you’re interested in opening up government budgets, contracts, datasets, decision making, information, policymaking or public services, we invite you to join.Provide support and information to those working with services, in Central, regional and local government in the UK GovernmentDemocracyCivic TechOpen Data
84 Government UK ForumForumThis discussion group is the home of the UK Open Government Civil Society Network (OGN) - a coalition of individuals and organisations committed to making government work better for people through transparency, participation and accountability. You can find out more about the OGN at: for those within the UK specific OGP Civil Society GroupUKEnglishTransparencyOpen GovernmentGovernment
85 pressForumTinfoil press; for journalism, media activism, and information securityDiscussion space for journalism, activism, and information securityEnglishCrypto educationData PrivacyJournalismMedia ActivismCompletely open list - advocates for encryption, but has no protections in place.
86 Tech for GoodGithub RepositoryA selection of projects, organisations and useful tools for social-impact tech.
87 For DemocracyGithub RepositoryLike-minded people from around the world gathered to work on technology that has an impact. No structure. No rules. Just code commits and lots of Slack messagesMake digital tools for democracyunderstanding the behavior of online communities, election transparency, a USA dashboard (like KPIs for America), analysis on the extreme right, Medicare drug spending, and campaign spendingUSEnglishData collection/InterpretationDemocracyCommunity OrgTechnologyInternatlonalism
88 Solutions to Fake NewsGoogle Doc
89, Media and Open Data - Environment ScanGoogle Doc
The State of Open Data is an ambitious research project reflecting on 10 years of action on open data and providing a critical review of the current state of the open data movement across a range of issues and thematic areas.
90!forum/news-del2[News-DEL2]Google groupMailing list on research on electronic democracy. Run by Stéphanie Wojcik ( and Sandrine Roginsky ( and support for those doing research into electronic democracyUSAEnglishElectronic DemocracyOpen Society
91!forum/opencorporates-communityOpen Corporates Mailing ListGoogle GroupOpenCorporates has a simple aim - to have a URL for every company in the world. Not only that, we want to be a public resource for information about those companies. As corporations exert more and more control over our everyday lives we need to have better information available in order to hold them to account.Support & information for the OpenCorporates communityUKEnglishCorporate DataAccountability
participatorybudgeting@googlegroups.comParticipatory BudgetingGoogle GroupDemocracy
93 Civic TechGoogle Sheet
94 of lists, needs unpacking
List of lists, needs unpacking
95 of Internet ResearchersMailing ListOur community of Internet researchers thrives because of our flagship “air-l” mailing list. This email list is maintained by the Association of Internet Researchers for all scholars in this field, whether or not they are members. Currently, the list has over 5000 subscribers and provides an excellent environment in which to disseminate information, discuss key research concerns, and network with similarly-minded scholars.Discussion and Information for those interested in Internet ReasearchInternationalEnglishAcademia
96 for Market and Public Organisation > NPD User GroupMailing ListThe NPD User Group supports users of the National Pupil Database (NPD) through organising meetings which focus on new data developments, analysis and research findings, and provide an opportunity to meet other users. Previously (2006-2014), the group was called the PLASC/NPD Users’ Group (PLUG) where PLASC refered to the Pupil Level Annual School Census.Mailing list for those utilising the National Pupil Database for research.UKEnglishEducationContinuing Professional DevelopmentAcademia
97!forum/democracy-clubDemocracy ClubMailing ListDemocracy Club aims to make the process of democracy better for everyone. We believe that there is a lot of work needed to be done to bring the UK political system in the to digital age, and our tools are a start.Crowdsource UK Election DataWhereDoIVote, WhoCanIVoteFor, Candidates, ElectionIDs, ElectionLeaflets, ElectionMentions, CandidateCVs, MeetYourNextMPSouth EastUKEnglishCivic TechElectionsDemocracy
98 ForumMailing ListThe eCampaigning Forum (ECF) community is a loose vibrant network of practitioners using digital media for campaigning (advocacy).Discussions and networking for those within the eCampaigning ForumEnglishThird SectorActivism
99 Without BordersMailing ListWe use engineering as a catalyst to transform our world.Promote the idea of, and support those working in, engineering in a development or global south environment, and in other regions at times of stress.UKEnglishEngineeringTechnologyRelief WorkIntermediate Technology
ethicsinmathematics@googlegroups.comEthics in MathematicsMailing ListA working group for people actively developing the Ethics in Mathematics efforts
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