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Smart Cville is organizing Charlottesville’s third civic innovation day. Community members from diverse backgrounds will gather to consider how technology can help mitigate specific challenges in our community! Our third Civic Innovation Day is an “Internet of Things” focused event.  To learn more about see below.

For information on past events see the 2018 and 2017 pages.


Makers, designers, programmers, citizen activists, technologists, YOU

Code for America has developed an anti-harassment policy for this type of event. We intend to use it as a guide to ensure our event remains positive, welcoming, and accepting.


We believe that combining technology and human expertise we can improve our community. Central Virginia is home to a highly educated and active citizenry that should be engaged deeply to help make our community a better place to live.


Event Sponsors:

Food sponsors:

Bodo’s Bagels, Womble Bond Dickinson, Wegmans


Our third Civic Innovation Day is an “Internet of Things” focused event.

“How might we use IoT/sensor technology to improve the quality of life in the region?

All project ideas are welcome but we will be focusing on sustainability and multimodal transit during this event.

Bring your team or create one at the event, a winning idea will receive a $500 prize to fund further work or a prototype.

This event is intended for technologists, makers, citizens, programmers, designers, activists, ANYONE!  There are no imposters here.  Everyone has a skill to contribute.

Does an IoT network exist in Charlottesville?  Yes! Using the Things Network as a backbone, a LoRaWAN IoT network covers most of the City of Charlottesville.  Teams are encouraged to design and prototype using this network.

You can build your own LoRa devices to connect to the network or purchase Things Products.  You are not required to purchase equipment to attend or participate.  You are not required to use the Things Network when prototyping or designing your project.