Hacknight #116 with Jill Crumb and Sylvie Spraakman

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 Read more about Hacknight #116 with Jill Crumb and Sylvie Spraakman[…]

Hacknight #115 with Lindsay Clarke, Andrew Hladkyj, Chris Leveille, and Zaid Khan

Hacknight #115 with Lindsay Clarke, Andrew Hladkyj, Chris Leveille, and Zaid Khan

Presenters: Lindsay Clarke, Andrew Hladkyj, Chris Leveille, and Zaid Khan Presenting a “Digital Governance” systems map Lindsay Clarke, Andrew Hladkyj, Zaid Khan, and Chris Leveille are graduate students from OCAD’s Strategic Foresight and Innovation Program. They presented a synthesis map that explores the complex systems that the Government of Canada has to manage in an Read more about Hacknight #115 with Lindsay Clarke, Andrew Hladkyj, Chris Leveille, and Zaid Khan[…]

Hacknight #114 with Brookfield & MAESD

Hacknight #114 with Brookfield & MAESD

Presenters: Brookfield + Ontario’s Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development Presenting the Brookfield + MAESD Design Challenge MAESD is launched the Student Pathways Challenge! This is a 6-week competition that encourages participants to form teams or work independently to develop digital solutions that answer the question: How might we help high school students gain Read more about Hacknight #114 with Brookfield & MAESD[…]

Hacknight #113: Open Work Time

Hacknight #113: Open Work Time

Presenter: None There is no speaker. Bonus time to work on projects! Announcements Spacing Book & Magazine Launch Party TONIGHT until 23:00 (Raphael) Arts & Letters Club of Toronto 14 Elm Street, Toronto, Ontario M5G 1G7 https://www.facebook.com/events/666148896921572/  <Hacking> The Future of Work – October 13/14/15 (Pat) www.futureofwork.ca Ottawa-based hackathon tackling issues facing the Future of Read more about Hacknight #113: Open Work Time[…]

Hacknight #112 with Nargiz Mammadova

Hacknight #112 with Nargiz Mammadova

Attendance: 54 civic hackers Presenters: Nargiz Mammadova of Destin AI Nargiz is a passionate young immigrant entrepreneur from Azerbaijan. She has extensive experience in technology, media, and branding industries. As a Founder and CEO of Destin AI, together with her diverse team, she is disrupting the legal tech space here in Canada. Nargiz will share how Read more about Hacknight #112 with Nargiz Mammadova[…]

Hacknight #111 with Yvan Baker

Hacknight #111 with Yvan Baker

Attendance: 74 civic hackers Presenters: MPP Yvan Baker MPP Yvan Baker shows how government is driving fairness and openness in Ontario through some illustrative examples. MPP Baker is Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister Responsible for Digital Government and to the Minister of Finance. Breakout Groups Project Lead(s) Description / Needs Civic Tech 101 Luke Come here Read more about Hacknight #111 with Yvan Baker[…]

Hacknight #110 with P2PU

Hacknight #110 with P2PU

Attendance: 66 civic hackers Presenters: Nico Koenig, Grif Peterson, Dirk Uys of P2PU Peer 2 Peer University, or just P2PU, facilitates equitable learning beyond institutional walls. It is developing a new model for online and offline learning called learning circles: lightly-facilitated study groups for people who want to take online courses, together, in-person. The presentation will Read more about Hacknight #110 with P2PU[…]

Hacknight #109 with Hillary Hartley

Hacknight #109 with Hillary Hartley

Attendance: 185 civic hackers Presenters: Hillary Hartley, Chief Digital Officer for the Government of Ontario. Breakout Groups Project Lead(s) Description / Needs Civic Tech 101 Workshop Prep Open Gov Office Budgetpedia Open Election 18 Biking  Project Carded.ca DemocracyKit Luke Raphael 🙂 Henrik Howard Jake Sharky 🙂 Come here if it’s your first time!!!!  – across the hall Preparing Read more about Hacknight #109 with Hillary Hartley[…]

Hacknight #108 with Binh Lu, Matthew Clarke and Kristie Pratt

Hacknight #108 with Binh Lu, Matthew Clarke and Kristie Pratt

Attendance: 60 civic hackers Presenters: Binh Lu, Matthew Clarke and Kristie Pratt The Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development is investigating innovative ways to build data literacy and data confidence within our organization. We imagine (and have experienced!) that people in analytic roles spend a lot of time helping out non-data-minded colleagues to navigate problems that Read more about Hacknight #108 with Binh Lu, Matthew Clarke and Kristie Pratt[…]

Hacknight #104 with Benjamin Shahin

Hacknight #104 with Benjamin Shahin

Presenter: Benjamin Shahin, The Human Network The Human Network is a blockchain based political social network which empowers people to change government policy. It utilizes location-based polling, debate, petitioning and mobilization to give citizens all the tools they need to have their voice heard and create impactful change in the world around them. Ben’s bio: Read more about Hacknight #104 with Benjamin Shahin[…]

Hacknight #102 with Jeremy Foran

Hacknight #102 with Jeremy Foran

Presenter: Jeremy Foran, BAI Canada (@BAICanada) Jeremy is the technology specialist at BAI Canada, where he helps operate and maintain the wireless network BAI Canada has deployed throughout Toronto’s transit system. Jeremy will be sharing his insights into the challenges and triumphs of BAI’s TCONNECT (@tconnect) Wi-Fi and cellular rollout, as well as speak to Read more about Hacknight #102 with Jeremy Foran[…]

Hacknight #101 with Jose Iguiñiz & Mandeep Flora

Presenters: Jose Iguiñiz & Mandeep Flora Presentation: Community and Social Services data analytics and evaluation strategy: building a foundation for integrated planning. Mandeep and Jose are public servants implementing the Ministry of Community and Social Services analytics operating model. The strategy will support larger transformation efforts in Ontario’s social services sector. Breakout groups Project Lead(s) Read more about Hacknight #101 with Jose Iguiñiz & Mandeep Flora[…]

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 Read more about Hacknight #98 with Riley Peterson and Micah Richardson[…]

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 Read more about Hacknight #97 with Johan Macedo[…]

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 Read more about Hacknight #96 with Siri Agrell[…]

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 Read more about Hacknight #95 with Safiah Chowdhury[…]

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 Read more about Hacknight #94 with William Wolfe-Wylie[…]

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 Read more about Hacknight #93 with Matt Elliott[…]

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, Read more about Hacknight #92 with Sarita Parmar and Shanna-Kay Smith[…]

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 Read more about Hacknight #91 with Marc Francoeur & Robinder Uppal[…]