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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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Harlan W Conversations 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.
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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.
#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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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.
Liam M Code for Democracy: Feb 23, Pivotal Labs
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.
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Josh W The City of Cambridge just published a "Civic Innovation Challenge Inventory." We're now asking city staff to suggest use cases for new datasets added to our open data portal. Our goal here is to help jump start civic hacking by indicating what we think are some of the most productive use cases for certain datasets. I'd love your feedback on whether this seems like a good tool and how we might improve it. 
Here is the innovation inventory: 
And here is an earlier iteration. 
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The Big Idea: What "truth" do we want from journalism? How will media and journalism be defined going forward? Who *should* pay and who is willing to pay for what is arguably a public service? 
When: Wed, Feb 8, 2017 at 5:30 PM
Helping to contribute to Drupal core, for the third year in a row the Boston Drupal Group will be participating in the Drupal Global Sprint Weekend. Join us for two days (9am - 6pm each day) as we collaborate with the global Drupal community and work on core Drupal issues. 
Where: 1 Rogers Street, Cambridge, MA 
When: 1/28 - 1/29 6-9PM
Harlan W National Advisory Council & Brigade Action Teams
The National Advisory Council has been working on a direction for the Brigade program. We need your input, and your help! Read more on Medium: https://medium.com/code-for-america/national-advisory-council-join-us-6641049e5094#.ftfqn7yqn
We'll be looking at policy and turning that into financial models!
  • Math!
  • Reading!
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
(Currently you need permission to access, even without the /edit qualifier.)
Allows tenants of the city of Somerville, MA to view what capital projects. Looking for a front end developer. 

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