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Earth Day Hack Day

Join us this Saturday and collaborate with us to improve an app that promotes green spaces in Metro Boston:

https://github.com/codeforboston/bostongreenmap

The goal of this mapping application is to help residents discover and explore green spaces and activities in their neighborhoods they didn’t know about. The project was bootstrapped during Boston's Hack Day Challenge, a 48 hour Hackathon. We're going to help get the app ready for prime time.

This is an opportunity for anybody interested in green spaces to unleash their can-do spirit and turn public open space data into a user friendly public service.

On this Saturday we will…

… do some usability testing
… write some code
… tweak some designs
… take and curate some photos
… or do whatever it takes to make the application better

We’re preparing this version for the Metro Boston area, but if you’re interested in deploying the app in your city or town, please stop by and see how you could use it in your community.

Thanks to Continuum for sponsoring venue, infrastructure, and snacks throughout the day.

Venue access:

  • Bus: several Bus stops are within walking distance, please see transit maps for Bus Numbers
  • Commuter Rail: West Newton on Framingham/Worcester Line
  • Car: I 90, Exit 16 or 17

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  • Christian S.

    I'll again be driving from the Somerville/Cambridge area to Newton and am happy to pick people up along the way. Please let me know if you want a ride.

    May 1, 2013

  • Christian S.

    I'll be driving from the Somerville/Cambridge area and can pick up people in central locations.

    1 · April 16, 2013

    • Christian S.

      Hey José, we're rescheduling... Hope you can make the other date, ride shouldn't be a problem.

      April 19, 2013

    • Jos

      Hey; unfortunately I can't (have visitors that week). Next time!

      April 19, 2013

  • Christian S.

    Given the events this week and today, we're rescheduling the Hack Day to tentatively May 4th. Still need confirmation from the venue, but it's looking good. Hope everyone is safe!

    April 19, 2013

  • Holly St C.

    I am driving from Roslindale JP area if anyone wants a ride.

    April 16, 2013

  • Roberto S.

    Will be out for the weekend :( ... but this looks like it will be an awesome event!

    April 15, 2013

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