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2018 Reboot @ Marmalade Library

Join Open Salt Lake for its official 2018 Reboot @ Marmalade Library! On the agenda:

  • Inventory our skills and potential projects.
  • Preview and prepare our redesigned website for launch.
  • Organize to host a civic-centered event at Open West this July.
  • Divvy up the responsibilities of running Open Salt Lake!

Virtual attendance also welcome. RSVP & details on Meetup. See ya there, civic techies!


Introducing #CivicTechTuesday: a weekly lunchtime hangout to…

  • Lunch virtually or in-person at the Utah State Capitol Café.
  • Meet the Open Salt Lake lead team and the greater civic tech community.
  • Discuss relevant projects, events, ideas and role models.
  • Organize accordingly!

RSVP and get Hangout link on Meetup. See ya there, civic techies!

Open Salt Lake // 2018 Reboot

Hi all, Rachel Stone here. I care about how civic tech works for public good, and thought Open Salt Lake had gone quiet for too long. After great conversations with its founders, I’m pleased to report we’re in for a reboot.

Please say hello in this form with any thoughts for OSL’s future, along with skills / passions of yours!

Note: I’m looking for a co-Captain who’s comfortable with (learning the) technical side of development and has some spare time. Wanna know who you’re working with?

Keep an eye on Meetup for a reboot party in Jan 2018. In the meantime, reach out to and Slack. See ya soon, civic techies!

Join our OpenSaltLake Slack Channel

Google Groups has served us well and will continue to be a way to communicate. Now we are promoting a Slack channel to provide another great way to join the conversation.

Complete this Google Form and get automatically invited to join our Slack Channel.

Open Salt Lake chat invitation request:

Spring Mapping and Open Trails Data Specification

On April 11th, from 10am-2pm we will be teaming with the local Open Street Map (OSM) group to conduct some outdoor mapping in support of the OSM Spring Mapathon. A focus of our event following the mid-morning outdoor surveying will be to add trailheads and trail data to the Open Trails Data Specification. Our group has identified open trail data as a goal for this year and we are eager to explore the Open Trails Data Specification.

Registration Details on the event:

Register at

Meeting at 10am to field survey at Memory Grove Park. Lunch at Church and State at 12pm.

We will be starting at 10am with some field surveying of Memory Grove to map amenities, trailheads, and trails.

Afterwards, we will all meet at 12pm at Church and State. Here we will input our edits to OpenStreetMap, input any trailheads to, and discuss the open trails data specification.

See this blog post for more on the Open Trails and Open Street Map connection –

Lunch will be served. Please bring a smart phone or GPS enabled camera if you choose to attend the outdoor mapping.