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116 days ago
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Harlan W Off next week!
 
 
 
Megan O 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 April 18 2017 hacknightslocally.
 
 
 
138 days ago
Unfiled. Edited by Kristen Weber , Isaac Chansky 138 days ago
 
Harlan W Quick info:
Lyre C Notes from previous meeting: May 30, 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
 
Carl S Hacking for Good Hackathon
Saturday, June 17, 2017 8am–8pm at Harvard Innovation Labs
Early bird registration deadline: May 12
Google looks like a sponsor, with Google Cloud and Firebase people on hand
 
Lyre C
  • Project Check-In
Isaac C "What issue(s) are you tackling tonight?"
 
Project Hope & "cliff effects"
We'll be continuing to look at policy and turning that into financial models. Also, going over some findings from recent user research @ Project Hope w/ Case managers
  • Personas
 
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
 
Tech-Stack:
  • Ruby on Rails
  • Python
  • Javascript
 
Harlan W Cambridge Open Data Challenges
Public data sets with problem statements from the City of Cambridge
Josh W Kent Johnson's answer to one of the problem statements (this was demo'd at the 2017 Bloomberg What Works Cities conference):
 
Megan O 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 April 18 2017 hacknightslocally.
 
Dazza G Tools and Rules for Blockchain-Backed Individual Identity
  • In the Prome Conference Room, 4th Floor CIC.
  • 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!
 
 
Isaac C Inman Square Intersection VM
??? 
Matt Cloyd, fill this out :) 
 
Have a project idea?
 
 
Matthew R All other projects can be found on our GitHub
 
166 days ago
Unfiled. Edited by Kristen Weber 166 days ago
 
Harlan W Quick info:
Lyre C Notes from previous meeting: May 2, 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
 
Carl S Boston 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 W 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.
 
Carl S Hacking for Good Hackathon
Saturday, June 17, 2017 8am–8pm at Harvard Innovation Labs
Early bird registration deadline: May 12
Google looks like a sponsor, with Google Cloud and Firebase people on hand
 
Lyre C
  • Project Check-In
Isaac C "What issue(s) are you tackling tonight?"
 
Project Hope & "cliff effects"
We'll be continuing to look at policy and turning that into financial models. Also, going over some findings from recent user research @ Project Hope w/ Case managers
  • Personas
 
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
 
Tech-Stack:
  • Ruby on Rails
  • Python
  • Javascript
 
Harlan W Cambridge Open Data Challenges
Public data sets with problem statements from the City of Cambridge
Josh W Kent Johnson's answer to one of the problem statements (this was demo'd at the 2017 Bloomberg What Works Cities conference):
 
Megan O 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 April 18 2017 hacknightslocally.
 
Dazza G Tools and Rules for Blockchain-Backed Individual Identity
  • In the Prome Conference Room, 4th Floor CIC.
  • 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
 
 
Isaac C Have a project idea?
 
 
Matthew R All other projects can be found on our GitHub
 
173 days ago
Unfiled. Edited by Kristen Weber , Isaac Chansky 173 days ago
 
Harlan W Quick info:
Lyre C Notes from previous meeting: April 25, 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 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.
 
Carl S Boston 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 W Space 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.
 
Hacking Discrimination, April 28-29, MIT
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.
 
Aaron Snow will be here next week!
Co-founder and former director of 18F
 
 
Lyre C
  • Project Check-In
Isaac C "What issue(s) are you tackling tonight?"
 
Project Hope & "cliff effects"
We'll be continuing to look at policy and turning that into financial models. Also, going over some findings from recent user research @ Project Hope w/ Case managers
  • Personas
 
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
 
Tech-Stack:
  • Ruby on Rails
  • Python
  • Javascript
 
Harlan W Cambridge Open Data Challenges
Public data sets with problem statements from the City of Cambridge
Josh W Kent Johnson's answer to one of the problem statements (this was demo'd at the 2017 Bloomberg What Works Cities conference):
 
Megan O 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 April 18 2017 hacknightslocally.
 
Dazza G Tools and Rules for Blockchain-Backed Individual Identity
  • In the Prome Conference Room, 4th Floor CIC.
  • 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
 
 
Isaac C Have a project idea?
 
 
Matthew R All other projects can be found on our GitHub
 
200 days ago
Unfiled. Edited by Harlan Weber , Isaac Chansky 200 days ago
#DemocracyHack / A hackathon for fairness, equality & openness: April 21-22, 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. 
 
Isaac C March for Science! April 22
BOSTON COMMON
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.
 
 
 
 
Cambridge Open Data Challenges: Looking for an owner
 
194 days ago
Unfiled. Edited by Isaac Chansky 194 days ago
We'll be continuing to look at policy and turning that into financial models. Also, going over some findings from recent user research @ Project Hope w/ Case managers
  • Math!
  • Reading!
Isaac C
  • -------------
  • Organizing notes from case manager interview
  • Journey Mapping?
 
235 days ago
Unfiled. Edited by Harlan Weber , Isaac Chansky 235 days ago
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.
 
 
 
#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.
 
 
  • Fun!
  • UI/UX brainstorming?
 
 
Harlan W Cambridge Open Data Challenges
Public data sets with problem statements from the City of Cambridge
 
 

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