Hacknight #125 – with Benjamin McNamee

Date: January 16, 2018 Venue: McKinsey & Company Presenter: Ben McNamee is the Director of Measurement, Evaluation, and Business Intelligence at the Ontario Trillium Foundation. Ben oversees the Foundation’s business intelligence, impact measurement, program evaluation, and Open Data strategies. Presenting: Ben spoke about his work building a data culture at Ontario Trillium Foundation. He touched on the recent launch[…]

Hacknight #123 with BikeSpace Project

Date: January 2, 2018 Venue: McKinsey & Company Presenter: BikeSpace Project Team Presentation: The BikeSpace Project team shared an update on their work so far and the ways in which they’re using civic tech to work with the community and stakeholders to develop better biking infrastructure. Highlights: The idea for the project was sparked by exploring how civic tech[…]

Hacknight #120 with Chloe Doesburg and Dan Pronovost

Presenters: Chloe Doesburg and Dan Pronovost Presenting: Driftscape (http://www.driftscape.com/) is an app that transforms your city into a living museum. You can learn about where you are, on your own schedule, from diverse local experts. The presentation showcased the Driftscape platform which enables local organizations to share site-specific arts, culture and history content. Driftscape believes[…]

Hacknight #119 with Anil Patel

Presenter: Anil Patel, Co-founder and managing partner at GrantBook. He is passionate about open data and leading the drive to digitize philanthropy Presenting: Anil spoke about some of the trends GrantBook has seen in the nonprofit tech space, particularly around having an API first strategy, and the changing nature of work creating an increasing demand for[…]

Hacknight #118 with Afraj Gill

Presenter: Afraj Gill is a technology entrepreneur and community advocate based in Toronto. He is currently the Vice-President of Business Development & Government Affairs at Dropbike, a venture-backed smart bike-sharing company. Under Afraj’s leadership, Dropbike has entered multiple markets in under 6 months and also became the first smart bike sharing company in North America to[…]

Hacknight #117 with Dr. Ryan Doherty

Presenter: Dr. Ryan Doherty, President & Founder of http://iamsick.ca (http://twitter.com/iamsick_ca). Presenting: Ryan is a strong proponent of open data, co-design and partnerships to accelerate innovation and improve our healthcare system. iamsick.ca is a healthcare engagement platform consisting of a fully integrated website and mobile app with a powerful backend. Designed with a system-wide & patient-centered lens, iamsick.ca[…]

Hacknight #116 with Jill Crumb and Sylvie Spraakman

Presenters: Jill Crumb and Sylvie Spraakman from Cyanosleuth Presenting: Blue Drinks Toronto and Civic Tech Toronto (http://civictech.ca/) are teaming up to share ideas as part of Ontario Water Innovation Week (https://www.waterinnovationweek.com/). Lake Erie currently experiences regular cyanobacteria blooms, and citizens don’t know whether or not these blooms are toxic. Jill Crumb and Sylvie Spraakman discussed Cyanosleuth, a[…]