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 Read more about Hacknight #90 with Terri Chu & Alison Uttley[…]

Hacknight #89 with Karen Louise Smith

Presenter: Karen Louise Smith (@smithisgeneric) Karen introduced Arnstein’s ladder of participation for citizen involvement to the civic tech community. As part of a co-design-inspired research workshop, Karen asked the Civic Tech Toronto community to share stories of participation relevant to open data, hackathons and civic technology and to map them to the ladder. Karen is an Read more about Hacknight #89 with Karen Louise Smith[…]

Hacknight #88 with Justin Bull from Doored.ca

Presenter: Justin Bull (@f3ndot) at doored.ca (@dooredCA) talked about how the Doored.ca project came to be, how it resulted in a media buzz, influenced policy, and garnered civic action. Justin is a security enthusiast, cycling nutbar and software engineer at Wealthsimple. He created Doored.ca and MyBikeLane projects to advocate for Toronto cycling. Attendance: 49 hackers! Breakout groups:   Read more about Hacknight #88 with Justin Bull from Doored.ca[…]

Hacknight #87 with John Richardson from Ethelo

Presentation: [link]   Presenter: John Richardson is the founder and CEO of Ethelo, an online platform for group decision-making.  Ethelo is powered by a powerful algorithm that has been described by the Canadian federal government as “a new benchmark of state of art that is clearly ahead of competitors.” Ethelo is also a social enterprise, Read more about Hacknight #87 with John Richardson from Ethelo[…]

Hacknight #86 – City of Toronto Human Services Finder Tool

Presenters: Rebecca Turner from the City of Toronto presenting the City of Toronto’s new Human Services Finder Tool, which enables Torontonians to receive a personalized list of benefits, subsidies and services they may qualify for, based on a short questionnaire. Attendance: 52 hackers Breakout groups: Civic Tech 101 (Alex) ← go here if it’s your Read more about Hacknight #86 – City of Toronto Human Services Finder Tool[…]

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 Read more about Hacknight #85 – Amy Swenson and Ebony Sager from Ontario Budget Talks[…]

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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) Read more about Hacknight #84 – Laura Yu from Ontario Centres of Excellence[…]

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 Read more about Hacknight #83 – HackBridge[…]

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, Read more about Hacknight #82 – U of T Innovation Hub[…]

Hacknight #81 – Project Updates

Democracy Kit Community Update February 2017 from civictechTO   Guerilla Archiving Update 2017 from civictechTO   Breakout groups: Civic Tech 101 (Lia) ← go here if it’s your first time! Guerilla Archiving (Dawn) ← data preservation. {security. Community building.} vKanata (Derek) ← citizen-led consultation {onboarding} DemocracyKit (Katie) ← municipal campaign kit {event prep. Workshop debrief. Read more about Hacknight #81 – Project Updates[…]

Hacknight #80 – Tris Lumley

Eightieth hacknight; 65 participants. Presenter: Tris Lumley (@trisml) Tris Lumley's slides from Civic Tech Toronto hacknight, Feb 21 2017 from civictechTO Breakout groups: Civic Tech 101 (Lia) ← go here if it’s your first time! Guerrilla Archiving (Dawn) ← improving scrapers. App for in-person events. Budgetpedia (Henrik, www.budgetpedia.ca) ← improving user experience, UI, user research, personas Read more about Hacknight #80 – Tris Lumley[…]

Hacknight #79 – David Janes

Seventy-ninth hacknight; 49 participants. Presenter: David Janes (@dpjanes) Alexa / Toronto Open Data – Civic Tech Toronto Presentation from David Janes Breakout groups: Civic Tech 101 (Sharon) ← go here if it’s your first time! Budgetpedia (Henrik) ← improving user experience, UI, user research, personas (ux) CivicTech website (Patrick) CSS help DemocracyKit (Chris) ← building resources Read more about Hacknight #79 – David Janes[…]

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Hacknight #78 – Aileen Schultz, Joanna Lehrer, and Natalie McFarlane

Seventy-eighth hacknight: 51 participants Presenters: Aileen Schultz, Joanna Lehrer, and Natalie McFarlane Breakout groups: Civic Tech 101 (Lia) ← go here if it’s your first time! Guerrilla Archiving (Matt) ← improving scrapers. App for in-person events. Budgetpedia (Henrik) ← improving user experience (ux) PCOC (Sharky) ← racial profiling. {education. Legal mean for keeping accountable} DemocracyKit Read more about Hacknight #78 – Aileen Schultz, Joanna Lehrer, and Natalie McFarlane[…]

Hacknight #77 – Andre Cote and Grahame Rivers

Seventy-seventh hacknight: 95 participants Presenters: Andre Cote and Grahame Rivers Breakout groups: Civic Tech 101 (Elena) ← go here if it’s your first time! Guerrilla Archiving (Dawn) ← improving scrapers. App for in-person events. Budgetpedia (Henrik) ← improving user experience (ux) PCOC (Sharky) ← racial profiling. {education. Legal mean for keeping accountable} DemocracyKit (Katie) ← building Read more about Hacknight #77 – Andre Cote and Grahame Rivers[…]

Hacknight #76 – Jean-Noe Landry from Open North

Seventy-fifth hacknight: 78 participants Presenters: Jean-Noe Landry from Open North Breakout groups: Civic Tech 101 (Kara) ← go here if it’s your first time! Budgetpedia (Henrik) ← ux specialists! (there) vKanata – (Derek) online public consultations Guerrilla Archiving (Matt) ← monitoring phase. scraping workflow, and infra. DemocracyKit (Katie) ← kit for municipal candidates. Compliance, resources, planning Read more about Hacknight #76 – Jean-Noe Landry from Open North[…]

Hacknight #75 – Jane Hilderman and Christina Vietinghoff from Samara Canada

Seventy-fifth hacknight: 64 participants Presenters: Jane Hilderman and Christina Vietinghoff from Samara Canada Breakout groups: Civic Tech 101 (Elena) ← go here if it’s your first time! vKanata – (Derek) online public consultations Councilmatic (Gabe) – python dev, user research/testing PCOC / Thecarded.ca (Sharky) – Carding / understanding your rights City of Brains (Mark) – Read more about Hacknight #75 – Jane Hilderman and Christina Vietinghoff from Samara Canada[…]

Hacknight #74 – Gabriel Eidelman and Bianca Wylie on the City Hall Task Force

Seventy-fourth hacknight: 86 participants (a new record!) Presenters: Gabriel Eidelman and Bianca Wylie on the City Hall Task Force Breakout groups: Civic Tech 101 (Elena) ← go here if it’s your first time! Tracking subway reliability (Raphael) – scoping, scraping Mydem0cracy.ca (Derek) – online public consultation/data release Community/citizen data portal (Patcon) Budgetpedia (Rob) – budgetpedia.ca Guerilla Read more about Hacknight #74 – Gabriel Eidelman and Bianca Wylie on the City Hall Task Force[…]

Hacknight #73 – 2016 year in review!

Seventy-third hacknight: 70 participants Presenter: Elena Potter – member of Civic Tech Toronto steering committee Breakout groups: Civic Tech 101 (Lia) ← go here if it’s your first time! Guerilla Archiving (Matt) – archiving US federal government websites/data Budgetpedia (Rob) – budgetpedia.ca DemocracyKit (Chris) – a kit for running municipal election campaigns Mydem0cracy.ca (Derek) – parallel Read more about Hacknight #73 – 2016 year in review![…]

Hacknight #72 – Youth Employment Challenge Presentations

Seventy-third hacknight: 62 participants Presenters: Bridge: Philippa French, Jane Zhang Employer-Employee Vouching Authenticity Platform: Jonathan Mikhail Neighbour.ly: Paul Weitzmann, Sharon Kennedy, Doug Creighton EmployME: Michelle Lee, Sonal Ranjit, Alex Chen, Andrew Do, Mackenzie Nichols Bridge presentation slides Employer-Employee Vouching Authenticity Platform presentation slides EmployME presentation slides Breakout groups: Civic Tech 101 (Sharon) ← go here if it’s Read more about Hacknight #72 – Youth Employment Challenge Presentations[…]

Hacknight #71 – Sacha Noukhovitch of STEM Fellowship with Ahmed Hasan

Seventy-first hacknight: 46 participants Presenters: Sacha Noukhovitch and Ahmed Hasan Presentation PDF Video to come Breakout groups: Civic Tech 101 (Bill) <– go here if it’s your first time here! Budgetpedia: Henrik – content for website City of Brains (Mark) – designing workshop, design thinking The Carded (Sharky) – linguistics, machine learning, data vis Youth Employment Challenge (Lia) DemocracyKit Read more about Hacknight #71 – Sacha Noukhovitch of STEM Fellowship with Ahmed Hasan[…]

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 Read more about Hacknight #70 – Henrik Bechmann launches Budgetpedia 0.1[…]

Hacknight #69 – Ryan Androsoff and John Millons

Sixty-ninth hacknight: 63 participants Presenters: Ryan Androsoff and John Millons Video to come Groups that met tonight:   Civic Tech 101 (Elena) <– go here if it’s your first time here! Digital Government ( John ) Toronto Public Library ( Merik ) <– UI/UX help. Web development help. Citizen datasets ( Pat ) <– Interested Read more about Hacknight #69 – Ryan Androsoff and John Millons[…]

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 Read more about Hacknight #68 — #PokePlan[…]

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 Read more about Hacknight #67: Chris Cowperthwaite[…]

Hacknight #66: Margaret Lam

Sixty-sixth hacknight: 37 participants. Presenter: Margaret Lam Presentation PDF Video to come Breakout groups: Civic Tech 101 (Elena) <- go here if it’s your first time at CTTO! Polis (Pat) – Machine learning tool for multi-party consultations {UX and UI, design, municipal level consultations experts} BudgetPedia (Jon) – finalizing the open budget data project before Nov Read more about Hacknight #66: Margaret Lam[…]