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CodeAcross Toronto 2018

Collaborate with the community on real-world challenges.

March 3rd, 2018

@ the Toronto Reference Library

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What is CodeAcross?

Civic Tech Toronto is hosting our third annual hackathon in partnership with the Toronto Public Library on Open Data Day (March 3rd, 2018). This year our theme is The Future of Work.

We welcome all members of the public: coders, designers, policymakers, government staff, students, and creative minds who share an interest in making Toronto more responsive, prosperous, sustainable and equitable, through tech and design. As design and technology continue to transform our workplace and our citizenship, this year we challenge you to redefine the future of work.

Join round-table discussions with domain experts and hack on civic tech challenges.


  • 8:30 Registration & light refreshments
  • 9:00 Opening presentation & challenge pitches
  • 10:00 Hacking time
  • 12:30 Lunch
  • 1:30 Hacking time
  • 3:30 Challenge presentations and closing remarks
  • 5:00 – 8:30 pm Evening reception

Speaker: Hillary Hartley

Hillary Hartley is Ontario’s first Chief Digital Officer and the Deputy Minister for Digital Government. She leads the Ontario Digital Service—a team of specialists tasked with improving the online experience for citizens and transform the most important government services.

Meet talented and passionate individuals across various backgrounds and expertise.


We invite challenge participants to use a chat tool called Slack to communicate before and after the event. If you have questions, comments, or simply want to start collaborating in advance, please sign up for our Slack team!


Mapping Community Benefits in Parkdale

Parkdale People’s Economy

There is a trend in real estate development to ensure economic benefits are shared with local communities. How might these benefits best be communicated and discussed within a neighbourhood using technology and mapping as part of the toolset?

Students with Special Needs and Pathways to Employment

Toronto District School Board

How might data and tech be used to support a specific subset of students that face additional barriers to finding employment?

The Future of Third Party Data Sharing Agreements and Open Data

Open Data – City of Toronto

The future of work will be data driven and how goverment and third parties use this data will be apart of this future. Come join the Open Goverment teams from the City of Toronto and Ontario teams on a facilitated dicussion on Third Party Data Sharing Agreements and its interactions with open data.

Courthouse Wayfinding

The Action Group on Access to Justice & The Ministry of the Attorney General

Future of Commuting


Future of Employment Trends

Cabinet Office Ontario

Librarian of the Future

Toronto Public Library

Excellence in Workplace Safety and Health

Workplace Safety and Insurance Board

Thank you to our partners

This event has a Code of Conduct and Anti-harassment Policy.

For questions and inquiries, contact organizers at codeacross[at]