Group at CivicTechTO hacknight working on a project

Hacknight #107 with Open work time

Presenter: None There is no speaker. Bonus time to work on projects! Breakout Groups Project Lead(s) Description / Needs Civic Tech 101 Luke Come here if it’s your first time!!!! Women & Color Mohammed Online speaker directory; building CMS site; front & back-end developers needed! Open Democracy Micah Democracy Kit – help new candidates; front-end[…]

Hacknight #105 with Tristen Brown

Presenter: Tristen Brown (@fallsemo), Designer & Developer at Mapbox Mapbox is a mapping platform used for many use cases. Tristen will walk through some relevant ones to civic tech: from new interactive techniques for visualizing geospatial information to the tools that create them. Tristen is a developer & designer on Mapbox Studio, a suite of[…]

Hacknight #104 with Benjamin Shahin

Hacknight #104 with Benjamin Shahin

Presenter: Benjamin Shahin, The Human Network The Human Network is a blockchain based political social network which empowers people to change government policy. It utilizes location-based polling, debate, petitioning and mobilization to give citizens all the tools they need to have their voice heard and create impactful change in the world around them. Ben’s bio:[…]

Hacknight #103 with Robert Bolton

Presenter: Robert Bolton (@arowbe)   Head of Foresight Studio at Idea Couture Robert will be speaking about IMPACT: A Foresight Game, which his team designed in collaboration with Policy Horizons Canada. IMPACT is a board game that teaches players to think critically and imaginatively about emerging technology and the future of society. Breakout groups  […]

Hacknight #102 with Jeremy Foran

Presenter: Jeremy Foran, BAI Canada (@BAICanada) Jeremy is the technology specialist at BAI Canada, where he helps operate and maintain the wireless network BAI Canada has deployed throughout Toronto’s transit system. Jeremy will be sharing his insights into the challenges and triumphs of BAI’s TCONNECT (@tconnect) Wi-Fi and cellular rollout, as well as speak to[…]

Hacknight #101 with Jose Iguiñiz & Mandeep Flora

Presenters: Jose Iguiñiz & Mandeep Flora Presentation: Community and Social Services data analytics and evaluation strategy: building a foundation for integrated planning. Mandeep and Jose are public servants implementing the Ministry of Community and Social Services analytics operating model. The strategy will support larger transformation efforts in Ontario’s social services sector. Breakout groups Project Lead(s)[…]

Hacknight #100 with birthday cake!

Civic Tech Toronto is turning 2! Join us to celebrate civic tech and the community we’re building! Attendance: 70 hackers! Breakout Groups Project Lead(s) Description / Needs Civic Tech 101 Luke Come here if it’s your first time! Women and Mohammed Web Developers needed Bicycle Parking Budgetpedia Gabe Arthur UX Design, User Research and[…]

Hacknight #99 with Lilly Tong

Hacknight #99 with Lilly Tong

Presenter: Lilly Tong (@LillyTong) Using City of Toronto’s Open Data to create a Tableau dashboard to provide insights into Toronto’s wards. Lilly is an analyst at Accenture Digital and the Director of Council Relations on the Toronto Youth Cabinet, the official youth advisory body to the City of Toronto. As a community advocate and data[…]

Hacknight #98 with Riley Peterson and Micah Richardson

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

Johan Macedo from the City of Toronto presenting at hack night #97

Hacknight #97 with Johan Macedo

Presenter: Johan Macedo – Manager, Common Components Group, City of Toronto Johan has spent the last 20+ years in product development, in startups, consulting and corporate environments. At the City of Toronto, he’s delivered many online solutions and led enterprise integrations, including 311. He spent several years leading the City’s Application Architecture practice and lately[…]

Hacknight #96 with Siri Agrell

Presenter: Siri Agrell (@SiriAgrell) – Director of Strategic Initiatives, Mayor John Tory Siri will present an update on the Civic Innovation Office: The City of Toronto has created the Civic Innovation Office, which will help solve municipal service delivery challenges by creating a bridge between City divisions and Toronto’s growing innovation and technology communities. The[…]

Hacknight #95 with Safiah Chowdhury

Presenter: Safiah Chowdhury (@SafiahC) from the City of Toronto In order to improve how residents access social assistance, we undertook a comprehensive human-centered process that empowered users of the system to co-develop the modernized access model. Using design thinking, prototyping, and piloting approaches, this unique method to human service redesign was transformative for its learnings[…]

Civic Tech Toronto hacknight presentation with William Wolfe-Wylie

Hacknight #94 with William Wolfe-Wylie

Presenter: William Wolfe-Wylie (@wolfewylie) William is a developer at CBC News where he builds public- and journalist-facing tools to help tell stories and gather data. William will demo a scraper and API endpoint built to track Toronto homeless shelter usage when the City of Toronto declined to provide regular historical data. Attendance: 60 hackers! Breakout[…]

Matt Elliott presenting at Civic Tech

Hacknight #93 with Matt Elliott

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[…]

Sarita Parmar and Shanna-Kay Smith presenting at CivicTech for OACToronto

Hacknight #92 with Sarita Parmar and Shanna-Kay Smith

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,[…]

Marc Francoeur & Robinder Uppal presenting for CivicTech Toronto

Hacknight #91 with Marc Francoeur & Robinder Uppal

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[…]

Hacknight #90 with Terri Chu & Alison Uttley

Presenters: Terri Chu (@TerriChu) & Alison Uttley (@AlisonUttley) from Why Should I Care? (@WSIC_Canada) “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[…]