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Office Hours: Empowering Makers and Fostering Collaboration in Civil Society

Public Good App House

Wednesday, May 3, 2023, 4:00 – 5:00 PM UTC


Operations + collaboration
Program delivery + management

About this event

Public Good App House Office Hours is a recurring community space designed for public good technology enthusiasts who are passionate about building and harnessing technology to create a positive impact on civil society. These sessions aim to foster collaboration, enable knowledge sharing and provide a safe space to get answers to the pressing questions inhibiting the development and adoption of public good technologies.

Discussion Theme: What are the opportunities and barriers for Makers interested in applying decentralized web technologies and architecture to their products? Join this Office Hour with program director Billy Bicket to share your needs and help TechSoup discover how we can support Makers of public good technology projects.

The primary goal of "Office Hours" is to support members of the public good technology ecosystem and bring together diverse stakeholders from across civil society. By facilitating open conversations and collaboration, these sessions aim to empower Makers to deepen connections with leaders from across civil society who are well-positioned to help them accelerate the development and adoption of their solutions.

The event serves as a platform for members to:

  1. Understand and support their fellow Makers intent on creating meaningful experiences and products for civil society. We will empower Makers to develop solutions that address pressing societal challenges.
  2. Share the meaningful stories and experiences that drive Makers to create solutions. We will create a space for inspiration and serendipity to emerge from the exchange of ideas, naming frictions, and identifying the obstacles inhibiting progress.
  3. Connect directly with Maker leaders working for civil society. We will facilitate mentorships and enable networking between Makers who are advancing the development and adoption of innovative new products for civil society.

Note: The Chatham House Rule will be used during Office Hours. The guiding spirit is to share the information you receive, but not the identity of who said it. The Chatham House Rule helps create a trusted environment to understand and resolve complex problems. Office Hours will not be recorded.


  • Nathan Freitas

    Guardian Project



  • Billy Bicket


    Director, Maker Labs