Hacknight #98 with Riley Peterson and Micah Richardson

Presenters: Riley Peterson (@_rileypeterson) and Micah Richardson (@micah2222) on DemocracyKit (@DemocracyKit) The Open Democracy Project is a not-for-profit startup working to open the democratic process by publishing a shared campaign resource package for councillor and trustee races. DemocracyKit is built by local campaigners, for local campaigners. Micah Richardson is a community organizer and consultant in[…]

Hacknight #97 with Johan Macedo

Hacknight #97 with Johan Macedo

Presenter: Johan Macedo – Manager, Common Components Group, City of Toronto Johan has spent the last 20+ years in product development, in startups, consulting and corporate environments. At the City of Toronto, he’s delivered many online solutions and led enterprise integrations, including 311. He spent several years leading the City’s Application Architecture practice and lately[…]

Hacknight #96 with Siri Agrell

Presenter: Siri Agrell (@SiriAgrell) – Director of Strategic Initiatives, Mayor John Tory Siri will present an update on the Civic Innovation Office: The City of Toronto has created the Civic Innovation Office, which will help solve municipal service delivery challenges by creating a bridge between City divisions and Toronto’s growing innovation and technology communities. The[…]

Hacknight #95 with Safiah Chowdhury

Presenter: Safiah Chowdhury (@SafiahC) from the City of Toronto In order to improve how residents access social assistance, we undertook a comprehensive human-centered process that empowered users of the system to co-develop the modernized access model. Using design thinking, prototyping, and piloting approaches, this unique method to human service redesign was transformative for its learnings[…]

Hacknight #94 with William Wolfe-Wylie

Hacknight #94 with William Wolfe-Wylie

Presenter: William Wolfe-Wylie (@wolfewylie) William is a developer at CBC News where he builds public- and journalist-facing tools to help tell stories and gather data. William will demo a scraper and API endpoint built to track Toronto homeless shelter usage when the City of Toronto declined to provide regular historical data. Attendance: 60 hackers! Breakout[…]

Hacknight #93 with Matt Elliott

Hacknight #93 with Matt Elliott

Presenter: (@GraphicMatt) is the city columnist with Metro News Toronto. He’s been writing about budgets, policy and city hall shenanigans since since 2011. Matt will tell the story of his CITY COUNCIL SCORECARD, a successful data-driven attempt to hold city councillors accountable with a very large, very nerdy spreadsheet during the tumultuous times of Mayor[…]