Civic Tech Toronto Hacknight: September 1by gabeSeptember 2, 2015October 9, 20151 CommentSeventh hacknight — 11 participants. Presenter: Chloe-Marie Brown (@chlobotXO): Community Solutions Lab. Slides and video below: Community solutions lab from Gabe Sawhney Breakout groups: Toronto Budget Accessibility – Henrik Tabs on Toronto – Bill 1 thought on “Civic Tech Toronto Hacknight: September 1” henrik September 3, 2015 at 7:29 pm Reply Workgroup: Toronto Budget Project Participants: Henrik Bechmann, Emily Fan, David Dou We discussed the potential for identifying benefits of this project to the City, and that engaging City staff in our discussion would be a good way to surface these benefits. Plans to do that are underway. I proposed that having a self-organized ‘user group’ to provide active and ongoing feedback to the project planning, and the active development phase when that materializes, would have huge benefits in keeping the process on track, realistic, and useful. The user group would ideally have representatives from key interested parties, including neighbourhood groups, interest groups, concerned citizens, and government staff. I further proposed that based on an initial exploration of where the project is heading, the project would greatly benefit from specific and ongoing data fed through (presumably) Toronto’s Open Data portal. Plans to discuss this with city staff are also underway, as part of the above stream of identifying benefits to the City. Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Name * Email * Website Comment * Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Δ This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.