Code The City was born out of collaboration on a Nesta Scotland-funded programme which was aligned to the Code For Europe programme in 2014.
Since then, as of Feb 2019, the organisation has gone on to deliver 15 innovation events in Scotland, some of them multi-centred where we have hacks in more than one place simultaneously, as well as a workshop in the Netherlands. We have evolved our own methodology which is part hack event, part service design workshop, with the focus on open data and open source.
We have also designed an ideas platform which is currently being beta tested.
In 2017 we split the original CTC into two parts: a registered Charity (which this description refers to) and a limited company, Code The City Studio Limited.
The Trustees of the charity also run the ODI Aberdeen node of the Open Data Institute, the only one in Scotland.
Our innovation events have addresses a wide range of social challenges incuding health, transport, tourism. See this list.
Recently we have been instrumental in setting up both the Open Data Scotland community and a longterm project to tackle air quality in the city, Air Aberdeen.