Hacknight #98 with Riley Peterson and Micah Richardson

Presenters: Riley Peterson (@_rileypeterson) and Micah Richardson (@micah2222) on DemocracyKit (@DemocracyKit)

hacknight #98 with Riley Peterson and Micah Richardson presenting for DemocracyKit

The Open Democracy Project is a not-for-profit startup working to open the democratic process by publishing a shared campaign resource package for councillor and trustee races. DemocracyKit is built by local campaigners, for local campaigners.

Micah Richardson is a community organizer and consultant in Toronto.

Riley Peterson is a student and community organizer from York South-Weston. She is the Budget Lead of the Toronto Youth Cabinet, the City of Toronto’s official youth advisory body.

Attendance: 51 hackers!

Breakout Groups

Project Lead(s) Description / Needs
Civic Tech 101 Alex Come here if it’s your first time!
Fix Our Schools Jared Need to scrape data from relevant sites
Budgetpedia Sarah Make Toronto budget more accessible – Not-for-profit incorporation feedback
DemocracyKit Micah Going through website and posting events – digital canvassing
The Carded Sharky Accountability for policing policies + creating community platforms
Bicycle Parking Adam App to submit lack of bike parking spaces to encourage private property contributions – want feedback and ideas

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