g0v was a community of hackers, computer engineers, and IT workers, dedicated to principles of open government and transparency. Events held by g0v sometimes included hackathons to come up with projects to benefit society.
During the Sunflower Movement, g0v coordinated much information-sharing and crowdsourcing through Hackfoldrs and other platforms which allowed for open, simultaneous cooperation with regard to information sharing, compiling a large amount of information about the movement in one place as well articles which had been written in international media about the occupation. This has become standard practice in efforts by social movement activists to spread word of causes internationally.
The front page of occupation.today
g0v also provided some of the technical support during the occupation, particularly regarding wi-fi and Internet connection, setting up on a location the second floor of the Legislative Yuan encampment, and provided updates through the website “occupation.today”. Audrey Tang (唐鳳), who was later named “Digital Minister” under Tsai Ing-Wen (蔡英文) after building a reputation as member of the g0v community, was responsible for installing wi-fi in the Legislative Yuan, with g0v setting up their owns servers eventually because of the heavy server load straining existing WiMax networks. An online tool was also set up by g0v for individuals to type in the name of their companies and see how they would be affected by the CSSTA, http://tisa.g0v.tw/.
A team at Academia Sinica has set about preserving the websites used by g0v during the movement, which can be seen below.