UNAM Civic Innovation Lab

The UNAM Civic Innovation Lab is a grassroots alliance of faculty, students, researchers, and industry partners interested in Civic Technology at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). Our mission is to bring together an interdisciplinary group of people to share ideas, collaborate on research, and advance teaching related to Civic Tech. We have organized Civic Tech events that are usually composed of: (1) Speakers; (2) Micro-Hackathon; and (3) Networking.

Civic Tech Speakers. 🎀

Our talks always have one or more invited speakers who are creating novel technology with IBM Watson. The talks aim to expose and inspire audiences to the novel things you can do with IBM Watson.

Civic Tech Micro-Hackathon.πŸ”¨ πŸ’»

Our Talks have the tradition of holding a micro-hackathon where we come together as a community and build together novel applications with Civic Tech. These micro-hackathons bring together people from diverse areas (healthcare, computer science, public policy) with the purpose of producing novel tech that can more broadly impact society. Our micro-hackathons also facilitate sharing knowledge and collectively becoming powerful technology innovators. Knowledge sharing includes information about how to use IBM Watson to build novel technology; as well as knowledge on the research areas that might benefit from IBM Watson. Our aim is also to use the mini hackathons as a way to establish interesting long term and impactful projects with IBM Watson.

Civic Tech Networking. πŸ™Œ

Our Talks always have a networking component to help people connect and build meaninful relationships that lead to novel proyects and ventures that use Civic Tech.