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Hacknight #93 with Matt Elliott

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Matt Elliott presenting at Civic Tech

Matt Elliott presenting at Civic Tech

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!

Breakout groups

Project Lead Description / Needs
Civic Tech 101 Maj+Raph Come here if it’s your first time!
Budgetpedia Henrik Making the city’s budget more accessible/easier to understand – UI/Dev/Ideas/etc.
Data 102 Cindy Judgement-free space to learn data / R
Open Democracy Proj. Katie Online resource kit to facilitate government campaign runs – Volunteer orientation / technology selection
New Political Party Alan Interest in municipal politics
Urban Politics Alan Howtos on policy, planning, etc.
Education & AI Carolyn How to use tech to improve critical thinking / interface human & machine learning
Guerilla Archiving Patrick Preserving government datasets in peril – Need tools / scrapers / Go developers
Transit Dashboard Raphael TTC tracking / scraping / data manipulation / perf dashboard – Need SQL / web
Why Should I Care? Terri 4-5 years of video archives / tech to make it accessible
StudySpace Kevin Help students find study space on campus – Looking for help

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