Discover Technology

Not a dance party.

Learn about civic technology in Seattle, find out about and get involved in community-organized projects, and learn more about writing code, open data, and civic tech.

Part of the National Day of Civic Hacking, the Seattle DiscoTech is a free event held on June 6 at Seattle City Hall, and is organized by Code for Seattle.

Sign up for the event right now:

Register for Seattle DiscoTech

What is a DiscoTech?

DiscoTech is short for Discover Technology, and it's an opportunity to find out about local technology projects that address civic issues, about open data, and about local technology policies & issues.

Created by the Detroit Digital Justice Coalition (part of Allied Media Projects), DiscoTechs are a replicable model, and are designed so that participants learn more about the impact and possibilities of technology within our communities. DiscoTechs feature interactive, multimedia workshops designed to demystify, engage, and inform the community about issues of Internet use and ownership, and our communications rights on and offline."

Read more about the event format here:

The Seattle DiscoTech will include:

Why not a hackathon?

Seattle has many hackathons, and previously our event for the National Day of Civic Hacking has been a hackathon. This year our goal is to hold an event that's more inclusive, has more activities available for those who don't write code, and is more inviting to people with the myriad of skills beyond writing code that is needed for supporting and improving civic engagement.

Civic Tech Fair

A civic tech fair featuring projects & organizions that seek to improve local civic engagement. In the coming weeks we'll announce the projects!

Apply to have a table at the project fair

Apply for a project table

Panel discussions

A series of panel discussions for learning about civic technology. More details soon!


An assortment of activities for learning about javascript, open data, & other topics. More details soon!


Get involved with the event! You can help with promotion, inviting projects for the fair, staffing the event's registration booth, giving this website a more pleasant design, planning the food, and more.

Volunteer for the DiscoTech

Join us!

Sign up for the event right now:

Register for Seattle DiscoTech

Code of Conduct

Please read the Code for Seattle code of conduct: