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103 days ago
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Kristen W July 11, 2017 #hacknights
 
Harlan W Quick info:
Lyre C Notes from previous meeting: June 27, 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
 
 
  • 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):
 
Isaac C Inman Square Intersection VR
Kristen W Urban Planning with Virtual Reality: Inman Square Intersection
 
We're looking to create a moderately realistic model of the Inman Square intersection redesign as a way to communicate the City's plans and progress to the public. We'll also be testing how VR affects public opinion on a contentious planning issue.
 
Need skills:
 
- Sketchup or 3D modeling software in general
- Unity or AFrame
- Research / survey design
 
No VR experience required.
 
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.
 
 
Isaac C Have a project idea?
 
 
Matthew R All other projects can be found on our GitHub
 
116 days ago
Unfiled. Edited by Harlan Weber , Isaac Chansky 116 days ago
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.
 
 
 
123 days ago
Unfiled. Edited by Harlan Weber 123 days ago
Add your event to the Civic Innovation Ecosystem Calendar: cal.codeforboston.org
 
Harlan W Tonight: Arlington Visual Budget!
 
138 days ago
Unfiled. Edited by Carl Seglem , Kristen Weber 138 days ago
Carl S As of today (June 6), the meetup page says “Sign-ups have now closed.”
 
Kristen W Urban Planning with Virtual Reality: Inman Square Intersection
 
We're looking to create a moderately realistic model of the Inman Square intersection redesign as a way to communicate the City's plans and progress to the public. We'll also be testing how VR affects public opinion on a contentious planning issue.
 
Need skills:
 
- Sketchup or 3D modeling software in general
- Unity or AFrame
- Research / survey design
 
No VR experience required.
 
144 days ago
Unfiled. Edited by Harlan Weber 144 days ago
Harlan W 48 in 48 Hackathon
June 2-4, 2017 at Arnold
Weekend hackathon to help local non-profits with building websites and other technology things
 
Civic Imagination: Conference on Civic Media
June 3, 2017 at District Hall 
Join Boston Civic Media’s third annual conference for a day of inspiring  keynotes, presentations and networking with peers and community leaders  around igniting civic creativity. Dive into topics including media  literacy, youth-led advocacy, DIY activist technologies, and creative  storytelling. We’ll also be announcing the first ever inter-campus  curriculum addressing climate change.
 
Common Boston Arts & Architecture Festival
June 3-4 2017, all over Boston
The Common Boston festival, a program of  the BSA Foundation, is a unique opportunity to discover and explore the  region's rich architectural, cultural, and historic resources. On  Saturday and Sunday June 3 and 4, 2017, more than  50 sites throughout  Boston, Cambridge, Somerville, and Brookline will open their doors to  the public free of charge, allowing people to explore their city  environment and deepen their knowledge of their community. From innovative wood shops and rooftop gardens to 300 year old houses and tiffany's stained glass adorned sacred spaces, Common Boston's diverse range of sites sheds light on the great and hidden architecture of Boston.  
 
 
159 days ago
Unfiled. Edited by Kristen Weber 159 days ago
 
Harlan W Quick info:
Lyre C Notes from previous meeting: May 9, 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:
 
 
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
 

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