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  • Q: Can we reach out to Craigslist to provide their flagged listings? Examples of abuse/discrimination? (Craigslist has RSS feeds for selected areas. The easiest thing for them is to say "ya, sure, scrape", the easiest for us is an RSS feed.)
 
16 days ago
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Harlan W Continuing our project planning and investigation of using data to identify discriminatory housing postings in online real estate listings
 
Have a project idea?
 
30 days ago
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We'll be working on interview questions for upcoming user interviews!
  • No coding
  • People familiar with asking good questions
 
 
 
38 days ago
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Raised $656,750 of $500k to help support the victims of the fire last week in Cambridge. If you'd like to contribute, here's the link:
 
  • People familiar with Journey Mapping can help lead
 
 
Kristen W Attorney General's Office assistance for vulnerable immigrant communities
New project with the AGO to brainstorm ideas.  
 
Have a project Idea?
 
44 days ago
Unfiled. Edited by Harlan Weber 44 days ago
Harlan W Quick info:
Notes from previous meeting: November 29, 2016 hacknights
Looking for a civic tech job? http://codeforboston.org/jobs/
Hiring for a civic tech job? let us know @ hello@codeforboston.org and we'll put it up there ^
 
Matt C First time here?
 
 
Harlan W Dec 15, 2016, 6:30pm @ WeWork: The Connected City: The Future of IoT in Boston
The Internet of Things (IoT) has made its way to the home (from  Amazon Echo to smart refrigerators) and on to the body (Fitbit to Apple  Watch), but what happens when it makes its way to public spaces? What  happens when cities become alive with data? More so, what will Boston look like in 2050?
 
Cambridge Fire Support
Raised $513,860 of $500k to help support the victims of the fire last week in Cambridge. If you'd like to contribute, here's the link:
 
 
 
 
Looking for a project lead, started a questions document here: Discriminatory Housing Brainstorm
Will have subject matter expert from City of Boston in next week
 
Allows   secretaries/teachers to check if their students should get an excused    access if the MBTA is delayed. Currently the system is that there are   no  excused absences. We are launching the app with BPS transportation. 
 
51 days ago
Unfiled. Edited by Isaac Chansky , Harlan Weber 51 days ago
First time here?
Isaac C Read through our Code of Conduct: http://www.codeforboston.org/code-of-conduct/ 
 
  • Upcoming Events & Updates
Add your event to the Civic Innovation Ecosystem Calendar: cal.codeforboston.org
 
Harlan W Housing Court Data Report is live
Last year we did a project with DSNI about doing data analysis on a set of housing court results data in Boston. This is the report that DSNI produced.
 
MassIT released a data story about the opioid epidemic
 
Matt Z took a job at MAPC!
Replacing Matt Cloyd!
 
Take the Mass.gov IA survey
 
Career Day at Margarita Muniz Academy in Boston
 
  • Project Check-In
"What issue(s) are you tackling tonight?"
 
Project Hope & "cliff effects"
We'll be working on finishing up some initial Persona development, and some Journey Mapping exercises
  • people who are interested in "cliff effect" issues should join
  • No coding yet
Isaac C
  • People familiar with Journey Mapping can help lead
 
Ethical (i.e LEGAL) Housing Listings
From Jascha, at the City of Boston:
  • An idea:
  • I was talking to Janine Anzalota in our Fair Housing office about data mining. She mentioned the idea of scraping online real estate listings for discriminatory language (e.g. "no kids") and having a system to allow a quick response w/ a message about housing discrimination and links to things like financial support for deleading. 
 
We need a project lead! 
 
Have a project Idea?
 
 
 
59 days ago
Unfiled. Edited by Isaac Chansky 59 days ago
Isaac C Project Hope & "cliff effects"
We'll be hearing from Project Hope about their efforts in addressing "cliff effects" and planning our collaboration!
Need: 
  • people who are interested and ready to listen
  • We'll be doing some Journey Mapping towards the end, so if that sounds fun, join us!
 
 
 

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