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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
 
 
Cambridge Open Data Challenges
 
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
 
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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.
 
 
 
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  • Question: Is there a distinction between realtors and roommates looking to fill a room?
 
  • Q: Can we reach out to Craigslist to provide their flagged listings? Examples of abuse/discrimination?
Alex R
  • Q: Does the Fair Housing Act apply to vacation rentals? We have FlipKey in the area and AirBnB was in the news recently hiring Eric Holder to help which might give us some data sources / ideas
 
  • Q: Are we looking for one-offs or frequency of discrimination?
Harlan W
  • Q: Does Fair Housing have any dossiers of repeat-violator landlords?
  • Are they interested in building a database?
Alex R
  • Q: How have we measured the impact of discriminatory housing?
Harlan W
  • Q: What current efforts are there to be proactive?
 
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#DemocracyHack / A hackathon for fairness, equality & openness: April 21-22, Tufts
 
 
Matthew W PRE-MARCH EVENTS
The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) is holding a webinar a couple days before the March to tell you what you can do to support science APRIL 19th after the march is over. Pre-registration is required. Information and pre-reg link at https://www.aaas.org/news/aaas-outlines-resources-coincide-extend-upon-march-science .
 
 
 
  • Reading!
Isaac C
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  • Organizing notes from case manager interview
 
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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.
 
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#DemocracyHack / A hackathon for fairness, equality & openness: Apr 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. 
 
 
 
 
 
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Harlan W BPS Public School Challenge, Apr 1, District Hall
Our routes and stops aren't  perfectly efficient and our bell times are out of balance. We're hosting  a challenge to use computer science to improve our routes and equitably  balance our bell times - with the goal of freeing up funds to reinvest  in schools and to improve the student experience.
 
 
 
Dazza G Hack the Unconference Process
Massachusetts Legal Hackers is hosting a mini-hack tonight at Code for Boston to be used for the upcoming Music City Legal Hackathon and Unconferencelocal on April 8th, 2017!  pod for the upcoming Music City Legal Hackathon, April 8th all day: https://www.meetup.com/Massachusetts-Legal-Hackers/events/237695426/  Help us hack the unconference flow
 
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.
 

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