“Why Should I Care?” hosts free monthly events to interest the community (particularly young people) in issues pertaining to public policy. As JFK famously said, “The ignorance of one voter in a democracy impairs the security of all”. WSIC’s mission is to make pertinent issues interesting, and educate voters in hope of raising the level of political discourse.
Attendance: 65 hackers!
|Project||Lead||Description / Needs|
|Civic Tech 101||Maju||Come here if it’s your first time!|
|Budgetpedia||Henrik||Make the city’s budget more accessible, easier to understand – Need UI / Frontend / React|
|DemocracyKit||Alexia||Online resource kit to facilitate government campaign runs – Future planning/discussion|
|Guerilla Archiving||Dawn||Preserving government datasets in peril – Need tools / technical things|
|City Transportation||Raphael||TTC tracking / scraping / data manipulation – Need SQL / web|
|Carding / Regulated Interactions||Sharky||Issues related to carding / racial profiling, make legislation and policies more digestible|
|Parkdale Urban Planning||Mercedes||Community economic development initiative – housing, etc – Need user-driven design, platform prototyping|
|Data 102||Brianna||Judgement-free space to learn data / R|