|Sent on:||Monday, May 6, 2013 11:28 AM|
Hello everybody, welcome to a wonderful new week.
As you all are aware, we didn't get to pull off the Github meetup last month. There was a lot of interest in the event though, so hopefully we can bring it back around sometime. This month I was planning on bringing in an attorney to give a presentation on trademarks, registrations, legalize for pixel pushers. I saw her give a great presentation to the Cleveland Game Developers group and asked her to come speak with us as well. I don't have a solid date yet, but I'll work on getting one shortly.
Last Friday was the first web conference I've seen in the NEO area for quite some time. It was called Rustbelt Refresh and it was amazing. I would have talked about it more with the group leading up the event but they sold out of tickets pretty early on so I didn't want to rub it in too badly. Make sure to check them out next year as they plan on making it an annual event.
Civic Hacking, June 1st and 2nd
Developers, designers, writers, community members, computer wizards, park lovers, and data geeks:
Northeast Ohio will be joining dozens of other local governments, including the White House, in the National Day of Civic Hacking, to promote the use of open data and open source technology in a two day event dubbed HackNEO.
HackNEO is being organized by the civic technology volunteer “brigade” Code for Summit County. The grassroots organization is hosting HackNEO with sponsorship from the County of Summit, along with technology publisher O’Reilly Media and tech firm CartoDB. The event is a call to action for anyone in Northeast Ohio who wants to make an impact: anyone can get involved, irrespective of professional experience.
Join us for this free event and help us use open data to work on one of our three Data Challenges, from mapping our regional parks system, to creating a new and innovative data visualization using national Census data, or even contributing local knowledge to SummitWiki, a Wikipedia-style website editable by anyone about places in Summit County.
Breakfast and lunch is provided on both days. All participants receive an event tshirt, $100 Amazon Web Services credit, and other items to say "Thank you" for your commitment
Please register at http://hackneo.org soon that we have an accurate lunch, tshirt, and door prize count!
Be sure to follow @hack4NEO on Twitter for more updates on sponsorships, door prizes, data challenges and more!
More Civic Opportunities
If you are interested in working with other civic minded individuals, make sure to check out the Cleveland Civic Hacking meetup group.
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