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Kristen W March 7, 2017 #hacknights
 
Harlan W Quick info:
Lyre C Notes from previous meeting: February 28, 2016 hacknights
Matt C Looking for a civic tech job? http://codeforboston.org/jobs/
Isaac C Hiring for a civic tech job? let us know @ hello@codeforboston.org and we'll put it up there ^
 
Matt C First time here?
Isaac C Read through our Code of Conduct: http://www.codeforboston.org/code-of-conduct/ 
 
Kristen W
  • Upcoming Events & Updates
Lyre C Add your event to the Civic Innovation Ecosystem Calendar: cal.codeforboston.org
 
Harlan W LibrePlanet: Mar 25-26, MIT
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.
 
Baseball Hack Day: Mar 25, General Assembly
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.
 
thadk IDHack: 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
real and profound impact with technology.
 
Harlan W #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.
 
Lyre C
  • Project Check-In
Isaac C "What issue(s) are you tackling tonight?"
 
Project Hope & "cliff effects"
We'll be looking at policy and turning that into financial models.
  • Math!
  • Reading!
  • Fun!
  • JS?
  • UI/UX brainstorming?
 
Ethical (i.e LEGAL) Housing Listings
Harlan W Continuing our project planning and investigation of using data to identify discriminatory housing postings in online real estate listings
 
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. 
 
Harlan W Cambridge Open Data Challenges
Public data sets with problem statements from the City of Cambridge
 
Megan O New Project Pitch! 
Local First: Helping Communities to Thrive
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 locally.
 
New Project Pitch! 
Facebook Chatbot Built for MA Immigrant Help
Discovery Session Agenda:
1. Explore Facebook Messenger Platform and determine engineering effort needed to build a simple bot with three multiple chatflows
- Post-product support needed?
2. Research three areas of focus for interactive FAQ
- Law/Paperwork Processing FAQ (H1B, Visa, Temporary Stay, etc.)
- Local Job Resources
- Community Centers
3. Identify Community Partner needed for Success
 
 
Isaac C Have a project idea?
 
 
Matthew R All other projects can be found on our GitHub
 
 
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Kristen W February 28, 2017 #hacknights
 
Harlan W Quick info:
Lyre C Notes from previous meeting: February 21, 2016 hacknights
Matt C Looking for a civic tech job? http://codeforboston.org/jobs/
Isaac C Hiring for a civic tech job? let us know @ hello@codeforboston.org and we'll put it up there ^
 
Matt C First time here?
Isaac C Read through our Code of Conduct: http://www.codeforboston.org/code-of-conduct/ 
 
Kristen W
  • Upcoming Events & Updates
Lyre C Add your event to the Civic Innovation Ecosystem Calendar: cal.codeforboston.org
 
Harlan W Redesigning Mass.gov: Mar 1,  District Hall 
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.
 
thadk IDHack: 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
real and profound impact with technology.
 
Lyre C
  • Project Check-In
Isaac C "What issue(s) are you tackling tonight?"
 
Project Hope & "cliff effects"
We'll be looking at policy and turning that into financial models.
  • Math!
  • Reading!
  • Fun!
 
Ethical (i.e LEGAL) Housing Listings
Harlan W Continuing our project planning and investigation of using data to identify discriminatory housing postings in online real estate listings
 
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. 
 
Megan O New Project Pitch! 
Local First: Helping Communities to Thrive
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 locally.
 
 
Isaac C Have a project idea?
 
 
Matthew R All other projects can be found on our GitHub
 
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Unfiled. Edited by Megan Ouellette 145 days ago
What we think need: 
  • Speakers of Arabic, Farsi, Somali, and/or other languages spoken in countries affected by the executive order
  • Building and deploying a server to interact with Twilio 
 

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