Civic Hacking, Community Service & Work Experience

This week's focus will be on Code for NoVA's and other brigade/civic hacking organization's inroads into providing practical experience for jobs in IT & open data/open government.

We will have a special guest Dr. Murphy, the IT Department Chair from Marymount University to help spark the conversation on how civic hacking groups can be an excellent opportunity for college students to gain real world experience with IT.

Here's a great quote from the following Mother Jones article on "Computational Literacy" that might be a good starting point for our discussion on Thursday: "Unless you can think about the ways computers can solve problems, you can't even know how to ask the questions that need to be answered," says Annette Vee, a University of Pittsburgh professor who studies the spread of computer science literacy."
http://www.motherjones.com/media/2014/06/computer-science-programming-code-diversity-sexism-education

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  • Joshua T.

    I'll be out of town this and next thursday, reading up on american protocol in between bouts of digging in the dirt for gemstones and taking pictures along coastlines; in the meantime, I just saw this that might be of interest to some: http://www.gislounge.com/esri-offering-gis-mooc/

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