Presenters: Sarita Parmar and Shanna-Kay Smith from Open Architecture Collaborative Toronto (@OACToronto)
The Open Architecture Collaborative‘s mission is to look at the long-term (slow) disasters — such as homelessness, displacement, and gentrification — which architecture/design created; and how can we address these problems within our communities. Creating sustainable solutions that connect with our stakeholders’ identities, desire, and values; meeting their needs in an innovative and socially responsible design.
Sarita Parmar recently graduated from the University of Toronto with a Bachelors of Arts in Human Geography and American Studies before joining OACTo as a Project Management Assistant.
Shanna-Kay Smith graduated from The School of Interior Design at Ryerson Univerity; she is the Chapter Director, developing the strategy and objectives for Open Architecture Toronto.
Attendance: 86 hackers!
|Project||Lead||Description / Needs|
|Civic Tech 101||Gabe||Come here if it’s your first time!|
|Budgetpedia||Henrik||Make the city’s budget more accessible, easier to understand – CLOSED SESSION TONIGHT|
|DemocracyKit||Alexia||Online toolkit to facilitate municipal campaign runs – Future content sourcing / strategy|
|OpenArchitecture||Facundo||Residents needs data channel / discussion about project|
|Guerilla Archiving||Patcon||Preserving government datasets in peril – Need tools / scrapers / Go developers|
|Democratic Toronto||Alan||Strategies for incumbent advantage and other municipal political issues|
|City Transportation||Raphael||Citizen-science performance measurement for TTC. Scraping/munging/dashboard – Need SQL / web|
|The Carded||Sharky||Program to create better explanations / transparency about new laws re: carding / profiling|
|Data 102||Brianna/Cindy||Judgement-free space to learn data / R / visualization|
|Toronto.ca||Rob||Insights into problems with website|
|Why Should I Care?||Terri||Website updates / 4-5 years of video archives / tech to make it accessible|