g0v.tw (“gov-zero”) is a civic tech community founded in late 2012 in Taiwan dedicated to promote open culture in all aspects including politics, social change, knowledge, and art. Our main activities are bi-monthly hackathons. It is now one of the biggest civic tech communities in Asia-Pacific.
Some of the projects I’ve been involving in:
Sense.tw is a government-sponsored team to build online technologies policy-making tools. Our product emphasizes:
- Public opinions gathering during the early policy-forming stage targeting online social networks.
- Rich toolsets to extract insights from the general public.
- Envisioning an open multi-stakeholder model for technology governance.
Watermap is a web-base map to show freely available drinking water sources in Taiwan. By making this information easily accessible we hope to reduce the usage of bottled water. This is a joint project of Taiwan Environmental Information Association and OpenStreetMap Taiwan.