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Civic hacknight #265 VIRTUAL - maplesync: the futures of economic coordination

+ Topic: How might we inclusively coordinate, allocate, and plan our economies for mutual prosperity through collective intelligence? Project Maplesync is a platform initiative, inspired by the field of cybernetics, to form indicative plans and other information integration functions at different economic scales and contexts. Maplesync is in its early stages as an open-source project to inspire new thinking on this topic and to generate new experiments in the field, and we are looking for collaborators! Website: https://www.maplesync.ca/ Slides: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Z0_6c-v6LiWJWQFj62migep6Epwmt_qs/view?usp=sharing One-Pager: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1nTkvhduPi7atkgeec9bE4KXk42ruqkdf/view?usp=sharing White Paper: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1hXSRSQPM9rVBeLyPtVWmuLl3z4OsvJS5/view?usp=sharing Twitter: https://twitter.com/maplesync Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBGktfe7_nMTC2e96-Ipeww + Speaker: Geoffrey Evamy Hill Geoff is a Master of Design student in the Strategic Foresight and Innovation program at OCAD University. He is a graduate of the Knowledge Integration program at the University Waterloo. His undergraduate thesis was about the economic calculation problem, focused on heuristics for pricing (https://gceh.ca/conference-paper/). This line of inquiry eventually evolved into the thinking behind maplesync. Prior to maplesync, Geoff founded the Canoe Joint-Canadian Undergraduate Programs project (https://canoejcup.ca/). His other interests include cognitive science, philosophy, computation, and futures. In his spare time, Geoff likes walking, grand strategy video games, making plastic models, and learning Spanish. Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/gcevamyhill/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/gceh Website: https://www.gceh.ca + Check-in details: Join us via Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85847811289?pwd=THhwOEQvTlh5R3QvbWxha25xTWdGUT09 Webcams and mics optional, but encouraged! Join via your browser: https://us02web.zoom.us/wc/join/85847811289?pwd=THhwOEQvTlh5R3QvbWxha25xTWdGUT09 Dial-in by phone in Canada: [masked] Meeting ID:[masked] Password:[masked] Check in with us on the Civic Tech Toronto Slack: https://link.civictech.ca/chat + Accessibility: We're exploring ways to make our online hacknights more accessible. At the moment we provide video and audio of the presentation through Zoom and automated closed captioning through Rev.com. + About Us: Our weekly civic tech hacknights bring together Torontonians (designers, coders, urban planners, government staff, mappers, policy-makers, students, communications strategists, community organizers, and more) who share an interest in making Toronto more responsive, prosperous, sustainable, and equitable through design, tech, and data. Come and be part of it! + Agenda: 7:00-7:20 = Welcome and Introductions 7:20-7:50 = Presentation and Q&A/discussion 7:50-9:00 = Breakout groups (go make something!) > 9:00 = Civic Tech Toronto Virtual Hang Out For more info, visit http://civictech.ca Here's our Code of Conduct: http://civictech.ca/about-us @CivicTechTO #civictech https://link.civictech.ca/tweet

Civic hacknight #266 VIRTUAL - Introduction to Techfugees Toronto

+ Topic: Techfugees Toronto is one of eight chapters of the global organization, Techfugees, which exists to empower displaced people whilst supporting tech innovations designed by, with and for them. Just over one year old now, Techfugees Toronto is beginning a project addressing refugee challenges regarding housing and affordability in the GTA. The talk will introduce the chapter, its mission and what we are hoping to learn and accomplish through the housing and affordability project. Website: https://techfugees.com/techfugees-toronto/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/techfugeesto Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/techfugeesto/ Slides: TBA + Speakers: Olivia Doggett & Mounir Nasri Olivia joined Techfugees in 2019 after learning about Techfugees at a design conference in Mexico City. She is a designer and current PhD student at University of Toronto focusing on designing for communities at the margins of society through the disciplines of human computer interaction and critical design. With four years of experience working as an interaction designer and research in the fintech space in Toronto, Olivia is embedded in the local tech ecosystem and has participated in over ten hackathons in the city. She has experience working at Canadian Council for Refugees as a youth ambassador as well as with the volunteer-run, university organization, B.Refuge, which offers a matching program between undergraduate students with asylum seekers who have recently arrived in Montreal. Website: http://oliviadoggett.com/ Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/odoggett/ Mounir is a social entrepreneur and advisor in the field of community development. His multicultural background as well as his wide-spread organizational network in different countries have helped him build several refugee settlement and social impact projects in Syria, Lebanon and Iraq prior to his arrival to Canada under the private sponsorship program. Mounir has been working with ACSA – Newcomers’ Centre in Toronto for the past four years, where he led the entrepreneurship, employment, skills building and mentorship programs for newcomers and refugees, and he is currently working with Toronto’s Local Immigration Partnership, where he leads and coordinates cross-sectoral innovative collaborations to build and sustain welcoming and inclusive communities for new Canadians. Mounir holds a Master of Management in Innovation and Entrepreneurship (MMIE) from Smith School of Business at Queen’s University, where he also earned a Bachelor of Arts (BA) with distinction in Global Development Studies after studying Computer Science at Haigazian University in Lebanon. Twitter: https://twitter.com/mounirona + Check-in details: Join us via Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85847811289?pwd=THhwOEQvTlh5R3QvbWxha25xTWdGUT09 Webcams and mics optional, but encouraged! Join via your browser: https://us02web.zoom.us/wc/join/85847811289?pwd=THhwOEQvTlh5R3QvbWxha25xTWdGUT09 Dial-in by phone in Canada: [masked] Meeting ID:[masked] Password:[masked] Check in with us on the Civic Tech Toronto Slack: https://link.civictech.ca/chat + Accessibility: We're exploring ways to make our online hacknights more accessible. At the moment we provide video and audio of the presentation through Zoom and automated closed captioning through Rev.com. + About Us: Our weekly civic tech hacknights bring together Torontonians (designers, coders, urban planners, government staff, mappers, policy-makers, students, communications strategists, community organizers, and more) who share an interest in making Toronto more responsive, prosperous, sustainable, and equitable through design, tech, and data. + Agenda: 7:00-7:20 = Welcome and Introductions 7:20-7:50 = Presentation and Q&A/discussion 7:50-9:00 = Breakout groups (go make something!) > 9:00 = Civic Tech Toronto Virtual Hang Out For more info, visit http://civictech.ca Here's our Code of Conduct: http://civictech.ca/about-us @CivicTechTO #civictech

Civic hacknight #267 VIRTUAL - Precarious Work Research

+ Topic: We are a group of researchers, affiliated with @UnityHealthTO, studying non-standard and precarious employment across Ontario, Canada. Stay tuned for an update! Twitter: https://twitter.com/pwr_canada Website: Slides: TBA + Speaker: Pearl Buhariwala + Check-in details: Join us via Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85847811289?pwd=THhwOEQvTlh5R3QvbWxha25xTWdGUT09 Webcams and mics optional, but encouraged! Join via your browser: https://us02web.zoom.us/wc/join/85847811289?pwd=THhwOEQvTlh5R3QvbWxha25xTWdGUT09 Dial-in by phone in Canada: [masked] Meeting ID:[masked] Password:[masked] Check in with us on the Civic Tech Toronto Slack: https://link.civictech.ca/chat + Accessibility: We're exploring ways to make our online hacknights more accessible. At the moment we provide video and audio of the presentation through Zoom and automated closed captioning through Rev.com. + About Us: Our weekly civic tech hacknights bring together Torontonians (designers, coders, urban planners, government staff, mappers, policy-makers, students, communications strategists, community organizers, and more) who share an interest in making Toronto more responsive, prosperous, sustainable, and equitable through design, tech, and data. Come and be part of it! + Agenda: 7:00-7:20 = Welcome and Introductions 7:20-7:50 = Presentation and Q&A/discussion 7:50-9:00 = Breakout groups (go make something!) > 9:00 = Civic Tech Toronto Virtual Hang Out For more info, visit http://civictech.ca Here's our Code of Conduct: http://civictech.ca/about-us @CivicTechTO #civictech https://link.civictech.ca/tweet

CTTO Organizer Meeting (not an event)

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*This is NOT a Civic Tech Toronto hacknight. This is more of an administrative meeting* If you're interested in joining our community, please start by checking out our Tuesday night hacknight! This is the monthly organizer meeting for Civic Tech Toronto. What we do: - Plan next month's series of Civic Tech hacknights - Maintain and support the Civic Tech Toronto organization - Find new ways to do things Anyone who has come to a Tuesday night hacknight is welcome to attend! An online option is also available, for those who aren't able to attend in-person. Look out for the link to the online option on our Slack group, in #organizing-open

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