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Weekly Civic Hack Night

This is a special week, because the Sunlight Foundation will be sponsoring the Hack Night this week (with food and refreshments). Join Amy Ngai, the Partnerships and Training Manager from Sunlight, to learn a little more about the organization, their projects, APIs and the newly launched OpenGov Grants.

As always, to contribute code, see our repos: https://github.com/sfbrigade

We are on irc.freenode.net #sfbrigade

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Beer was great, pizza was nice, and the people were awesome. I haven't had this much fun in ages. It's a shame that the presentation was so ill-prepared.

    June 20, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Amy was unquestionably knowledgeable about the Sunlight Foundation, and very generous with her time. That said, her presentation could have been a whirlwind tour in a 1/4 the time, and left it to us to read the extant documentation that were attached to the various projects she covered.

      June 20, 2013

    • Chris S.

      Ah, I see that not so much lack of preparation, but rather difference of learning/communication styles. I appreciated the time she took with each tool. I felt that it is more productive that way then to give a short description and be told 'read the docs for more.'. I came from Berkeley, so I would have felt my travel time wasted if she had given a 15 minute presentation and said 'that's it, read the docs'. My thought is that I can read the docs and explore the site on my own time, if I travel to hear some talk, I want them to give a substantive presentation.

      June 20, 2013

  • Edmund H.

    Will this always be on Wednesday? I would show up if it were on a Monday or Friday or weekend..

    June 19, 2013

  • sophie

    ux designer, curious about what's going on in the space

    June 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    *Ahem* there's no one on IRC, so I'll just ask my question here:

    I'm really excited about this Hack Night (I'm a big fan of the Sunlight Foundation!), but I'm worried that I might not have anything to offer.

    I'm a BASH/Perl/C kind of guy, and it looks like none of the GitHub repo's have a place for someone with my skill-set (they're all in Python, Ruby, or JavaScript). Maybe the dedup library?

    Do let me know--I would hate to be dead weight!

    June 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm out volunteering at Camp Okizu this week. Will be there next week!

    June 14, 2013

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