Hacknight #110 with P2PU

Attendance: 66 civic hackers Presenters: Nico Koenig, Grif Peterson, Dirk Uys of P2PU Peer 2 Peer University, or just P2PU, facilitates equitable learning beyond institutional walls. It is developing a new model for online and offline learning called learning circles: lightly-facilitated study groups for people who want to take online courses, together, in-person. The presentation will[…]

Hacknight #109 with Hillary Hartley

Attendance: 185 civic hackers Presenters: Hillary Hartley, Chief Digital Officer for the Government of Ontario. Breakout Groups Project Lead(s) Description / Needs Civic Tech 101 Workshop Prep Open Gov Office Budgetpedia Open Election 18 Biking  Project Carded.ca DemocracyKit Luke Raphael 🙂 Henrik Howard Jake Sharky 🙂 Come here if it’s your first time!!!!  – across the hall Preparing[…]

Hacknight #108 with Binh Lu, Matthew Clarke and Kristie Pratt

Attendance: 60 civic hackers Presenters: Binh Lu, Matthew Clarke and Kristie Pratt The Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development is investigating innovative ways to build data literacy and data confidence within our organization. We imagine (and have experienced!) that people in analytic roles spend a lot of time helping out non-data-minded colleagues to navigate problems that[…]

Hacknight #85 – Amy Swenson and Ebony Sager from Ontario Budget Talks

Video coming soon! Attendance: 54 Breakout groups: Budgetpedia (Jim) ← Make budget more accessible, looking for developers DemocracyKit (Chris) ← build resource kit for local candidates, help with data sets TOMesh (Jon) – demo on how to use Markdown & Github <- interested The Carded/PCOC (Sharky) – carding/racial profiling – graphics & Illustrators London CivicTech[…]

Laura Yu

Hacknight #84 – Laura Yu from Ontario Centres of Excellence

Laura Yu from Ontario Centres of Excellence, on the Small Business Innovation Challenge Video coming soon! Attendance: 72 Breakout groups: Guerrilla Archiving (Dawn) ← archiving at-risk US data, need documentation and security folks, people with experience in distributed development Budgetpedia (Hillary) ← Make budget more accessible, looking for city staff, UX folks, feedback DemocracyKit (Sebastian)[…]

Tommy presenting his HackBridge app

Hacknight #83 – HackBridge

Kate Zen, Tommy and Glamma from Sketch’s HackBridge program Video coming soon! Attendance: 68 Breakout groups: Civic Tech 101 (Alex) ← go here if it’s your first time! Guerrilla Archiving (Dawn) ← archiving at-risk US data, need documentation and security folks, people with experience in distributed development DemocracyKit (Sebastian) ← build resource kit for local[…]

Hacknight #82 – U of T Innovation Hub

Ali Rodney, Julia Smeed and Tamsyn Riddle – University of Toronto Innovation Hub Video coming soon! Innovation Hub presentation for CTTO Attendance: 68 people Breakout groups: Civic Tech 101 (Alex) ← go here if it’s your first time! vKanata (Derek) ← online public consultations, planning how to onboard new people Toronto Mesh ← community wifi network,[…]

Hacknight #70 – Henrik Bechmann launches Budgetpedia 0.1

Seventieth hacknight: 55 participants Presenters: Henrik Bechmann Groups that met tonight: Civic Tech 101 (Bill) <– go here if it’s your first time here! Budgetpedia: Henrik {feedback} TPL booking app: Lina DemocracyKit: Chris City of Brains: Mark {share experience accessing the healthcare system} Mydemocracy.ca: PCOC: Sharky {police complaints on carding; thecarded.ca} Youth Employment Challenge project: Paul {come[…]

Hacknight #68 — #PokePlan

Sixty-eighth hacknight: 62 participants Presenters: Natalia Dmuchowska, Teresa Liu and Corinna Prior Groups that met tonight: BudgetPedia (Henrik) – content for website City of Brains (Mark) – designing workshop, design thinking The Carded (Sharky) – linguistics, machine learning, data viz Youth Employment Challenge (Lia) DemocracyKit (Chris) – building courses, building team network, campaigns TPL Booking System[…]

Chris Cowperthwaite

Hacknight #67: Chris Cowperthwaite

Sixty-seventh hacknight: 54 participants Presenter: Chris Cowperthwaite Presentation Missing Maps Project / Mapathon / GeoWeek – Raphael Budgetpedia {social media & launch planning} – Henrik City of Brains / accessing mental health services {marketing, feedback, skittles} – Mark TPL tech booking system – Lina DemocracyKit – Chris Toronto Community Networks {workshop, grantwriting, research} – Vidhi Thecarded.ca {data[…]