Presenters: Marc Francoeur & Robinder Uppal (@losttimemedia)
The World in Ten Blocks is an interactive web documentary that explores the diversity of Bloorcourt through the stories of its immigrant small business owners and was launched online with The Globe and Mail in November 2016. The creators will present a walk-through of their project and discuss the process of taking a DIY interactive documentary from concept to release.
Marc Serpa Francoeur and Robinder Uppal are documentary filmmakers and interactive producers whose current work builds on lifelong interests in immigration and diversity issues. They both hold MFAs in Documentary Media from Ryerson University, where The World in Ten Blocks began as their thesis work.
Attendance: 64 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 – Chat night!|
|DemocracyKit||Alexia||Online resource kit to facilitate government campaign runs – Future planning/discussion|
|Guerilla Archiving||Patcon||Preserving government datasets in peril – Need tools / scrapers / Go developers|
|City Transportation||Raphael||TTC tracking / scraping / data manipulation / perf dashboard – Need SQL / web|
|Parkdale Urban Planning||Mercedes||Community economic development initiative – housing, etc – Need user-driven design, platform prototyping|
|Data 102||Cindy||Judgement-free space to learn data / R|
|Website Life Buoy||Jon||Upping web game / feedback on website|
|Why Should I Care?||Terri||4-5 years of video archives / tech to make it accessible|
|The World In Ten Blocks||Marc + Robinder||Discussion of The World In Ten Blocks|