Presenter: (@GraphicMatt) is the city columnist with Metro News Toronto. He’s been writing about budgets, policy and city hall shenanigans since since 2011.
Matt will tell the story of his CITY COUNCIL SCORECARD, a successful data-driven attempt to hold city councillors accountable with a very large, very nerdy spreadsheet during the tumultuous times of Mayor Rob Ford.
Attendance: 61 hackers!
|Project||Lead||Description / Needs|
|Civic Tech 101||Maj+Raph||Come here if it’s your first time!|
|Budgetpedia||Henrik||Making the city’s budget more accessible/easier to understand – UI/Dev/Ideas/etc.|
|Data 102||Cindy||Judgement-free space to learn data / R|
|Open Democracy Proj.||Katie||Online resource kit to facilitate government campaign runs – Volunteer orientation / technology selection|
|New Political Party||Alan||Interest in municipal politics|
|Urban Politics||Alan||Howtos on policy, planning, etc.|
|Education & AI||Carolyn||How to use tech to improve critical thinking / interface human & machine learning|
|Guerilla Archiving||Patrick||Preserving government datasets in peril – Need tools / scrapers / Go developers|
|Transit Dashboard||Raphael||TTC tracking / scraping / data manipulation / perf dashboard – Need SQL / web|
|Why Should I Care?||Terri||4-5 years of video archives / tech to make it accessible|
|StudySpace||Kevin||Help students find study space on campus – Looking for help|