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 Rob Ford.
Attendance: 61 hackers!
|Description / Needs
|Civic Tech 101
|Come here if it’s your first time!
|Making the city’s budget more accessible/easier to understand – UI/Dev/Ideas/etc.
|Judgement-free space to learn data / R
|Open Democracy Proj.
|Online resource kit to facilitate government campaign runs – Volunteer orientation / technology selection
|New Political Party
|Interest in municipal politics
|Howtos on policy, planning, etc.
|Education & AI
|How to use tech to improve critical thinking / interface human & machine learning
|Preserving government datasets in peril – Need tools / scrapers / Go developers
|TTC tracking / scraping / data manipulation / perf dashboard – Need SQL / web
|Why Should I Care?
|4-5 years of video archives / tech to make it accessible
|Help students find study space on campus – Looking for help