Hacknight #89 with Karen Louise Smith

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[…]

Hacknight #88 with Justin Bull from Doored.ca

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:  […]

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

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[…]

Hacknight  #84 – Laura Yu from Ontario Centres of Excellence

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)[…]