The Heroes of Tech, the most important civic tech event in the world

Code for All Global Summit - The Heroes of Tech

The Code for All network is honored to announce the first open doors Code for All Global Summit: The Heroes of Tech. The conference will take place between 8-12 October 2018, in Bucharest, Romania and will bring together all the great leaders in civic technology.

For five whole days, the entire world that puts technology to good use will meet in Romania to discuss the future of civic tech.  Civic technologists, non-profits, government officials, funders and businesses will be setting the grounds for the upcoming development of this field.

The conference will feature panels, talks, workshops and trainings, along with special side events in a very interactive format in order to maximise the knowledge transfer between the participating countries. The five days will be an unique learning experience for everyone involved as well as a major networking opportunity.

Code for All operates as a global community, leveraging each other’s knowledge and resources. This event will shed light on the ripple effect of civic technology in a variety of fields and how it’s used to improve our lives. All the Code for All members will be joining, turning this event into an exceptional moment in time when the audience can come in contact with the immense work done by civic tech organisations all over the world.


Global participation

We are looking towards a truly global event, with heroes from every corner of the world. We have so far confirmed participants from: Australia, Belgium, Canada, Croatia, Germany, Ghana,  Jamaica, Japan, Kenya, Mexico, Moldova, the Netherlands, Nigeria, Pakistan, Poland, Romania, Slovenia, South Africa, Taiwan, UK, USA and many more.

Among the confirmed participating organisations, up to this day, we mention: all Code for All members, TechSoup Global, Civic Hall, Hivos, TransparenCEE, ePaństwo Foundation and many more. For real time updates on the organisations’ list and speakers, please visit the Heroes of Tech website.

The agenda of the Summit includes:

  • 08.10.2018 – The Power and Impact of Civic Tech

How we measure productivity and impact in civic tech and how do we better achieve it. Topics: Productivity & impact in civic tech // Community building // Open data // Open Source // Tech infrastructure

  • 09.10.2018 – Scaling Civic Tech

How to best curate knowledge and how to build or scale to meet the global challenges. Topics: Curating knowledge // Scaling from local to global // Building global civic tech // Examples of global impact, collaborations & co-creation

  • 10.10.2018 – Civic Tech & the Wider Context

How to engage other stakeholders and build for and with them. Topics: Designing for social good // Mapping problems to solve // Civic Tech and Gov Tech // Working with civil society // Enabling other actors: tools&education

  • 11.10.2018 – Sustainable Civic Tech

How to create sustainable impact and ripple effect in civic tech. Topics: Funding strategies and impact // Storytelling & communication // Fighting burnout at the organisational and individual level

  • 12.10.2018 – Code for All – Moving Forward


Last, but not least, it is important to note that the work that has been done on a global level in civic tech is worth billions. Thousands and thousands of professionals in IT development, communication, design and project management have constantly invested their time and skills to bring the necessary change in their communities. We will be looking at how we can best make use of their time and skills by growing the impact of the products they build. The Code for All Global Summit: The Heroes of Tech is the place where every major player in the world needs to be this autumn.

Tickets for the conference are available for sale here:

Early bird prices end on the 8th of July.