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.
LibrePlanet is an annual conference for free software enthusiasts. The conference brings together software developers, policy experts, activists and computer users to learn skills, share accomplishments and face challenges to software freedom. Newcomers are always welcome, and LibrePlanet 2017 will feature programming for all ages and experience levels.
It is the day where area baseball minds come together and see what cool projects can be created within a limited time. The project could be (but is not limited to) a tool, app, website, or data visualization. Baseball Hack Day is a free event thanks to our generous sponsors and volunteers.
#DemocracyHack / A hackathon for fairness, equality & openness: Apr 7-8, MIT
THE HACK / MIT GOV/LAB is organizing *We the People, Hack for Democracy* to demonstrate MIT’s deep commitment to core American (and human) values of fairness, equality, and openness. In this two day hackathon, creative and compassionate students from across MIT and the Boston area will come together to tackle the immediate challenges U.S. organizations are now facing to safeguard these values.
Open Data Science Boston: May 3-5, Hynes Convention Center
ODSC East 2017 is the largest applied data science conference on the planet. Our speakers include some of the core contributors to many open source tools, libraries, and languages. Attend ODSC East 2017 and learn the latest AI & data science topics, tools, and languages from some of the best and brightest minds in the field.
AIGA Boston is partnering with MassIT, the state agency responsible for Mass.gov, to offer the rare opportunity to witness and participate in a public design critique for this important state project. The website hosts services from tax forms to unemployment applications, and as the ultimate customers of such you are a key part of the conversation.
Code for Democracy Boston is having their first meetup to center around 2 goals: brainstorming ways that we can work together to make a difference, and forming groups around projects of merit. You should attend if the recent political climate has created in you a desire to "do something" and if you feel that a good way for you to do something will involve leveraging technology.
thadkIDHack: April 7, and end at 7:00pm on April 8th, Near Davis T stop
Organized by Harvard Developers for Development, MIT International Development House and Tufts University, the 5th annual International Development Hackathon will bring together hackers, makers, technology enthusiasts, and countless organizations to create