“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 to make pertinent issues interesting, and educate voters in hope of raising the level of political discourse.
Attendance: 65 hackers!
|Description / Needs
|Civic Tech 101
|Come here if it’s your first time!
|Make the city’s budget more accessible, easier to understand – Need UI / Frontend / React
|Online resource kit to facilitate government campaign runs – Future planning/discussion
|Preserving government datasets in peril – Need tools / technical things
|TTC tracking / scraping / data manipulation – Need SQL / web
|Carding / Regulated Interactions
|Issues related to carding / racial profiling, make legislation and policies more digestible
|Parkdale Urban Planning
|Community economic development initiative – housing, etc – Need user-driven design, platform prototyping
|Judgement-free space to learn data / R