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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.
 
 
 
1125 days ago
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RHoK Boston: Hack the Hub, NDoCH 2014 May 31-June 1  #hackforchange
 
RhoK Boston is Code for Boston's second annual hackathon organized as part of the National Day of Civic Hacking (NDoCH) .
 
Below is general information, backchannel communications, and emerging project documentation. Feel free to collaborate and spin up additional hackpads as needed!
 
General Information & Links
Lyre C
  • Venue Information
  • Wifi 
  • GreentwonGuest
  • pw: 'welcomegtl'
  • Communications
  • Instructions below in the 'Challenges' section
 
  • Project teams who would like a chat backchannel set up for them should talk to Lyre Calliope
  • Free Stuff
  • HubWay Passes for the weekend - Inquire at the Registration Table
  • AWS Credits - Inquire at the Support Table next to registration
  • Press - Reach out to Kristen Weber via kristen.lynne.weber@gmail.com
Tanya S
  • Survey
 
  • Schedule
Friday night: 7pm-10:30pm
  • 6:00pm: Volunteer Arrival / Site Setup 
Harlan W
  • 7:00pm: Attendee Arrival / sign in
  • 7:40pm: Keynote, Mayor Curtatone / Somerville Chief of Staff
  • 7:50pm: Donor messages, 3 mins each
  • Socrata, Constant Contact, CIC
  • 8:00pm: Project pitches, 3 mins each
  • ~9:00pm: Team formation and discussion
Isaac C
  • 10:30pm: Doors close
 
  • Challenges
Lyre C Project Pitches
Lyre C
  • Lyre Calliope and Isaac Chansky will be taking notes during project pitches. (Feel free to jump in and help!) Each project pitch will be turned into its own hackpad
  • Once project pages are created, they should use this template: 
 
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  • Makes Boston's public Green Spaces findable
  • The design for the next version of this app needs implementing
  • Needs Django developers, Jquery, HTML/CSS, etc
 
Lyre C
  • New project to connect people to resources to fight poverty
  • Reward program for people engaging their local communities
  • Working this weekend on a prototype mobile web-app to prove concept
  • Platform: MeteorJS
 
  • How is the tech sector contributing to gentrification in Boston?
Isaac C
  • Using census data (api forsquare, zillow, etc) 
  • map out how cost of living has changed
  • Maps with data
  • mapbox, cartoDB
  • Foursquare, zillow apis
 
  • A visualization for city budget data has been created.
  • Data interaction with citizens, accessibility of public information
Isaac C
  • "how expensive is snow/ice removal? over time?"
Liam M
  • "how to integrate different sources of data?"
Isaac C
  • Platforms: Angular d3.js
 
  • Data exploration challenge. Lots and lots of education data made available.
Isaac C
  • Visualizations
  • Data engagement tools
  • "data spelunking"
  • 6-week challenge
  • Data from graduation rates to class size of 3rd graders
  • Student level data
Lyre C
  • Looking for data analysts, designers, visual artists, social scientists to engage this data, make discoveries, tell stories
 
  • An app that small business owners can use to learn about places that they might want to open a business.
  • Economic dev focused.
  • Project essentially starting from the ground level.
  • Needs: API hacking (Census, FDA, other sources), front-end dev
 
  • Twitter bot needing some love
  • Written in Nodejs
  • Also, lots of data has been collected from the past year of transit issues that are dying to be visualized!
 
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981 days ago
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Harlan W Tonight! - Maptime, 15th Floor, 101 Cambridge
 
23 Oct 2014: MBTA data event!  
 
25 Oct 2014 Illuminus
 
Balsamiq instance - coming soon
"Hack Congress" will be happening in Feb
Matt G DUSP Data Challenge
Harlan W Opportunity with Citizen Schools
 
  • Project check-ins
  • Front-end work
 
  • Help small business owners understand their markets using yelp and census data
  • Tonight, mockup work!
 
Matt C Summary: get real-time subway & bus data by SMS
  • Needs: project management
Harlan W
  • Need: Ruby devs, project management, behavior-driven development (ftw!!)
 
  • Issues on github
 
  • Front-end work
  • Project management work
 
Laws
  • Anylising laws with python
 
  • Backend work
 
  • Ember.js & codeforamerica api
  • Liam is leaving for LA :(
  • Needs a new project lead
 
Curt's Jazz Hands!
  • Talking about regional data standards tonight!
 
 
 
 
 
 
1058 days ago
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Lyre C 5 August 2014 #hacknights
 
Notes from previous meeting: 29 August 2014 
Notes for next meeting: 5 August 2014 
 
  • Upcoming Events
 
Harlan W Aug 4-8 - Girls Make Games: Girls  Make Games is a series of international summer camps, workshops  and  game jams designed to encourage girls to explore the world of video   games.
 
Aug 9 - Boston Permitting Challenge Kickoff: http://hubhacks.challengepost.com/
 
 
 
Matt C 6/20 - 9/5 Late Night T Data Challenge
Late night T, business, taxi data (on hackerleague)
 
Ethan B 9/19 - Corrupting influence of money in politics - Prof. Martin Gilens,     Political Scientist at Princeton who recently wrote the viral   article,   "Testing Theories of American Politics,” has signed on,  along  with Lawrence Lessig, to speak at the MIT Kresge Main Auditorium. FREE!
 
Matt C Add your event to the Civic Innovation Ecosystem Calendar (and subscribe):
 
 
Lyre C
  • General Announcements
Matt C Illuminus (talk to Jeff Grantz): Video 
Harlan W StatNet recap: Small munis need us, request for SimCity view into infrastructure
Harlan judging HubHacks
Need a pitch form - Interested in Philly's website
America Decoded
Money from Politics project
Chris Scranton is here!
Berkley + MS research grant:  Funding up to six projects (totaling  $300,000) to explore the civil rights, human rights, security and  privacy issues that arise from Open Data.  This research may help ground  public policy discussions and drive the development of a framework to  avoid potential abuses of this data while encouraging greater engagement and innovation.
CSV > geoJSON tool - Anyone know a good one?
 
 
Lyre C
  • Attendee check-in
Name,    contact info, urls (social media, projects, etc), What are you    interested in working on tonight? What are you interested in learning    about? In tweet length, what else would you like to share?
 
 
  • Project check-in
 
Matt G
  • Curating Flickr photos
  • Implementing UI elements
  • Need: HTML/CSS/UI Design, Backbone, JavaScript
 
Lyre C
  • Twitter bot for adopting animals
  • marketing/social media
  • Ruby work (good starting experience if you want to learn)
Lyre C
  • Strategy talk on collaborating across cities.
Sarah L
  • robot army is now:
  • @CutiesInNorfolk
 
Harlan W Needs:
  • Backbone router work
Lyre C
  • Needs foursquare api work in javascript
 
  • Needs:
  • UI work
  • API integration work
  • NodeJS, CSS
  • Talk to Nan Meng
 
Matt C Late Night T Challenge
  • Talk to Dave Barker
 
Project Request: Open the CIC Door (Hardware Hack)
 
Union Capital Boston
  • Talk to Laura Ballek
 
Citizens Rising Symposium
 
 
Lyre C
  • Chatter
Lyre C
  •  You can write comments like this anywhere on hackpad by typing '//' at the beginning of a line.
  •  // Like this!
 
 
 
1051 days ago
Sept 19 -  "Citizens Rising: A Republic Held Hostage and the Plan to Take It Back" Corrupting influence of money in politics (tentative title) - Prof. Martin Gilens,     Political Scientist at Princeton who recently wrote the viral   article,   "Testing Theories of American Politics,” has signed on,  along  with Lawrence Lessig, to speak at the MIT Kresge Main Auditorium. FREE ice cream!
 
Oct 1 - Microsoft Civic Salon on Education LINK TBA
 
 
Harlan W HubHack recap - the permitting one
BattleHack recap
Finda usage @ State
Berkman Law Center + MS research grant:  Funding up to six projects (totaling  $300,000) to explore the civil rights, human rights, security and  privacy issues that arise from Open Data.  This research may help ground  public policy discussions and drive the development of a framework to  avoid potential abuses of this data while encouraging greater engagement and innovation.
CfB in the news: BBJ , Boston Globe
 
 
Inbound project form
 
 
 
 
  • Talk to Nan Meng
 
 
Late Night T Challenge
  • Weekly Thursday online office hours from 6-7:30pm with David Barker and Dominick Tribone of the MBTA via the data challenge's hackpad https://latenightt.hackpad.com/
 
MBTA Realtime gem
  • Clean Ruby fun
  • Possibly win a Data Challenge prize maybe?
  • Github: github.com/beechnut/mbta-realtime
 
 
  • Built to work with Code for America API - just needs some love before releasing!
  • Design love, Ember.js love
 
  • Access JSON regarding brigades/projects/events
  • Flask (Python) API - need to determine a contract for search/autocomplete
 
Saurya V New members take a few minutes and tell us about yourselves here:
 
1079 days ago
15 July 2014 #hacknights
Notes from previous meeting: 8 July 2014 
Notes for next meeting: 22 July 2014
 
  • Upcoming Events
 
 
Harlan W Aug 9 - Boston Permitting Challenge Kickoff: http://hubhacks.challengepost.com/
 
Ethan B 9/19 - Corrupting influence of money in politics - Prof. Martin Gilens,  Political Scientist at Princeton who recently wrote the viral article,  "Testing Theories of American Politics,” has signed on, along with Lawrence Lessig, to speak at the MIT Kresge Main Auditorium. FREE!
 
Sarah L Mass Data Challenges
 
Matt C Add your event to the Civic Innovation Ecosystem Calendar (and subscribe):
 
 
Lyre C
  • General Announcements
Harlan W Friends from City of Boston are here!
Are the interns?
David Lago is up for an award for the Mass EduData Challenge
Next week: BBJ will be here
Cuties in Norfolk (we are objectively cuter)
Allergy map?
Changes are coming to hack night format
 
 
Lyre C
  • Attendee check-in
Name, contact info, urls (social media, projects, etc), What are you interested in working on tonight? What are you interested in learning about? In tweet length, what else would you like to share?
 
New Members!
 
Lyre C Established Members
 
Lyre Calliope - I'm Code for Boston's Community Team Lead, and a Mozilla Rep. Ask me anything!
 
 
Matthew R Cristen Jones - twitter.com/thecristen. I'll be skulking in the back.
 
  • Urban Planner
  • Wannabe hacker
 
 
Lyre C
  • Project check-in
Matt G
  • Curating Flickr photos
  • Implementing UI elements
  • Need: HTML/CSS/UI Design
 
  • further work on improved search
Lyre C
  • Front-end javascript work
 
Lyre C
  • Twitter bot for adopting animals
  • marketing/social media
  • Ruby work (good starting experience if you want to learn)
Lyre C
  • Strategy talk on collaborating across cities.
Sarah L
  • robot army is now:
  • @CutiesInNorfolk
 
Harlan W Needs:
  • New project lead or bust
Lyre C
  • Ruby Rails project
 
Harlan W Needs:
  • Backbone router work
  • Data issues
Lyre C
  • Needs foursquare api work in javascript
thadk
  • Talk to Matt Rouser (Hey y'all, sick again, catch you next week --Thad)
 
Lyre C Top Secret Ecologically-Themed (Rather) Awesome Project by Alex Shopov
Harlan W Needs:
  • Working with really large datasets
 
  • Needs:
  • UI work
  • API integration work
  • NodeJS, CSS
  • Talk to Nan Meng
 
Liam M Code for America API
Needs:
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1099 days ago
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  • Come up with user stories for new contributors
Liam M
  • what's the scope for these user stories? per project, or brigade-wide?
 

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