Date: February 27, 2018
Presenters: Code Across Toronto Team
Presenting: Presented CodeAcross Toronto Challenges as part of Civic Tech Toronto’s yearly hackathon! Hosted in partnership with the Toronto Public Library on Open Data Day on March 3rd, 2018.
- Civic Tech Organizing Volunteers
We need volunteers to help Civic Tech run!
- Run the live stream!
- Make sure our venue hosts love us!
- Manage our social media and communications!
- Lots more fun (and critical) stuff!
Come talk to Chris or any of the organizers
|Description / Needs
|Civic Tech 101
|Description: Introduce you to Civic Tech Toronto and learn about one another. Please go here if it’s your first time!
Location: Pulling chairs around the main screen.
|CodeAcross 2018 Planning
|Hackathon planning for Code Across 2018 on March 3 at Toronto Public Library (Reference Library)
What we’re doing today: I’m helping with the fundraising team,
What we need: InDesign designer, someone to help with content
|Description of project: See budgetpedia.ca. Bringing transparency, and understanding, to Toronto’s budget. Also advocating for improvements!
What you need: Writers, researchers, ux designers, front and back end developers, people interested in giving feedback on budgetpedia
Keep in touch: budgetpedia.ca
|Description of project: A webapp which will allow cyclists to drop a pin on a map of Toronto indicating insufficiencies in bike parking infrastructure. We believe that the most valuable data to improve Toronto’s bike parking will be crowdsourced.
What we’re doing today: Squashing bugs & getting feedback on our MVP!
What we need: Developers, Designers, Researchers, Data Analysts, Communicators
|Law and Design Team
|Description of project: Improving access, usability of legal information. There is an access to justice crisis!
What we’re doing today: Hacking
What we need: User researchers, graphic designers, website builders, anyone with interest in legal issues
|Women and Colour
|Description of project: Online community of talented women and people of colour available for speaking opportunities at tech-related events.
What we’re doing today: Today we are working on the project!
What we need:
|Description of project: Chalmers Cards are laser-cut wooden handouts that explain how to access public resources for folks in tight financial situations. Stuff like toll free numbers for shelter referral, financial aid registration, and free legal aid.
The cards are laser cut onto wood so the information doesn’t get crumpled. Plus people think they’re cool so the cards don’t get lost!
What we’re doing today: Thinking about changing the card!
What we need:
|Description of project: We’ve had a particularly bad winter, and ensuring everyone has safe overnight shelter is a challenge. We want to build a system to help frontline workers place people looking for temporary or emergency shelter.
What we’re doing today: Looking for people who are knowledgeable about the shelter system so we can define stakeholders we want to help.
What we need:
|DemocracyKit Tech Team
|Description of project: We are an open online platform to share advice, educational resources and campaign technology with campaign teams running for municipal office.
What we’re doing today: Making some much needed edits to the website:
What we need: Web developers, designers & civic technologists interested in opening the municipal election process. Also looking for people that want to join and work towards leadership role on the tech team.
Keep in touch:
|Find Me Canada
|Description of project: No one wants to go missing for being Missing. There are thousands of missing people in Ontario alone hundreds of them are in the GTA are. Find Me Canada is a project that aims to help Police departments in Canada (starting TPS) finding Missing people using Artificial Intelligence especially connecting missing people to a possible criminal act. Hopefully expand more features in future.
What you’re doing today: I work in the I.T. field in the Artificial Intelligence and Cyber Security
What you need: Volunteers to work with in future when the project idea matures better.