Carl SBoston Public Schools Transportation Challenge
Will Eger at Boston Public Schools wants people at Code for Boston to know that the challenge timeline has been extended for the second part of the challenge — the Bell Times Challenge — by about a month. Plenty of details on the challenge web site:
Harlan WSpace Apps Challenge, April 29-30, CIC Cambridge
The International Space Apps Challenge is an international mass collaborative hackathon focused on space exploration that takes place over 48-hours in cities around the world. The event embraces collaborative problem solving with a goal of producing relevant open-source solutions to address global needs applicable to both life on Earth and life in space. NASA is leading this global collaboration along with a number of additional government collaborators and 100+ local partner organizations.
This hackathon is intended to provide a mechanism for meaningful dialog, learning, networking and solution development. Our hope is that prototypes will be developed and commercialized to have far reaching, positive impact.
MuckRock FOIA Slack Chats, Several Dates, On the Internet
Learn public records from the pros with guests from RCFP, BuzzFeed, and The Civil Rights Cold Case Project
MuckRock’s FOIA Slack has grown to over 3,000 registered members, and we’re kicking off a new round of Slack FOIA Chats. They will cover everything from cold case murder investigations to how FOIA can open up the Trump administration.
Brainstorming around what tech can do to help local businesses, such as a single purpose content management system that will allow local first organizations to have a professional looking web site and manage the content. It will facilitate the kind of content that will be an incentive for community members to keep coming back to the site — and shopping April 18 2017 hacknightslocally.
Dazza GTools and Rules for Blockchain-Backed Individual Identity
Tonight is the third of five Legal Hack Nights dedicated to building out a reference implementation blockchain-backed individual identity digital signature app. The app is intended to be a working prototype we can use to evaluate and work with individual identity innovation and to better understand how legal, technical and other requirements can be addressed in an integrated manner.
Massachusetts Legal Hackers is grateful to hack along with Code for Boston during this special 5-part series! YOU ARE WELCOME
This Rally for Science celebrates the discovery, understanding, and sharing of scientific knowledge as crucial to the success, health, and safety of the human race. We join together to champion not only science itself, but also publicly funded and publicly communicated scientific knowledge as a pillar of human freedom and prosperity. We unite as a diverse and nonpartisan group to celebrate Boston as a space for scientists and scientific research and to support of five main goals: Communication, Funding, Policy, Literacy, and Improvement.
Q: How are we empowering the communities that are being discriminated against through the initative, and how can we measure this? Can we provide an add-on for people to have self-determination when they identify forms of discrimination?
Harlan WConversations on Civic Innovation: Impact of New Media on Civic Initiatives: Apr 3, District Hall
Social Media and new approaches to journalism have had broad impact on how civic initiatives are organized and executed. Community and political movements have new tools to attract interested parties and launch campaigns. This conversation will review the fast changing world of journalism and social media and how it impacts civic initiatives.