Hacknight #92 with Sarita Parmar and Shanna-Kay Smith

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,[…]

Hacknight #91 with Marc Francoeur & Robinder Uppal

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

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[…]

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:  […]