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Civic Hacknight

What is a civic hacknight?

This is a weekly project night is for technologists, designers, developers, data scientists, map makers, and activists who are working on "civic technology" projects. Consider this to be a study hall or office hours to improve the city.

This night is for those who want to:
 * get work done on civic projects
 * start a new project, or find one to join
 * get feedback from technical, government, or community experts
 * learn about tools for local empowerment, open data, smart and open government 

Bring your laptop, ideas, projects, maps, data, and questions. Collectively, we will try to answer them.


Hacknight resources:

For first timers trying to get the most out of the night, you should bring your laptop, watch Civic Hacking 101, Civic Hacking 102, and review our projects page.

 * Tools: data resources, maps, & tools
 * Discussions: Developers List, #BetaNYC on twitter 
 * 
Community projects


Projects and presentations:

At this week’s hacknight, we’re trying a new format on for size:

After the introduction, we’ll break, and you can choose what you want to do.  Sit in on a class/training session to hone your skills, jump on a BetaNYC project or a community project, or bring your own project and try to recruit some help!

Training/Classes:
* Noel: NYC's Civic Hacking 101, an introduction to NYC's civic hacking history.
* Chris: Intro to Web Mapping with Leaflet


BetaNYC Projects:
* BudgetBuddy - An API for the $74Billion New York City Budget (Project Lead: Volkan Unsal)
* City Record Online - Scraping the City Record (Project Lead: TBD)


Community Projects:
* What are YOU working on?  Plug it into the comments section!

Sponsors

Dev BootCamp NYC is an educational experience designed for the future. They focus on hands-on learning over old-school lectures. From day one, you’ll dig in and start coding. It is the only way to learn. Apply today and learn.

The Code for America Brigade program is an international network of people committed to using their voices and hands, in collaboration with local governments, to make their cities better.


Note about the venue

You should RSVP with the name that appears on a photo ID. In order to give building security an RSVP list, RSVPs will close at 4:00 PM the day of the event. If you miss this deadline, most of the time security is nice and will let you in.

BetaNYC is committed to hosting safe and open events for all. By attending this event you are committing yourself to BetaNYC's Code of Conduct and Anti-Harassment Policy.



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