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Upcoming events (4+)

Civic hacknight #326 VIRTUAL - Ingrid Buday

Online event

+ Speaker
Ingrid Buday

Bio: I have reinvented myself many times, most recently spent a decade in HR and moved into IT configuring software. I took a GIS course last winter which opened my eyes to this new technology and have been running with it ever since!

+ Topic:
I will present how I have been using the GeoApp technology from ESRI to work with community and advocacy groups to educate, engage and motivate people to make streets safer and improve the quality of their lives. I will demonstrate how I have used the technology and what I have used it for. I would also like to get feedback from participants on their thoughts on how it can be used and shared.

+ Check-in details:

Join us via Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85847811289?pwd=THhwOEQvTlh5R3QvbWxha25xTWdGUT09
Webcams and mics optional, but encouraged!

Dial-in by phone in Canada:
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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
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Civic hacknight #327 VIRTUAL

Online event

+ Speaker
TBC

+ 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 #328 VIRTUAL - Craig Madho

Online event

+ Topic:
In this presentation I will do a deep dive into the RAT tracker and discuss how we came up with the idea, our rationale for data collection, the platforms we used to collect and analyze data, and the impact of the project. https://thelocal.to/rat-tracker/

+ Speaker:
Craig Madho is the Manager of Operations at The Local, an online magazine focussed on health and social issues in Toronto. He is a member of the founding editorial team.

+ Check-in details:

Join us via Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85847811289?pwd=THhwOEQvTlh5R3QvbWxha25xTWdGUT09
Webcams and mics optional, but encouraged!

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 #329 VIRTUAL - Thomas Linder

Online event

+ Topic:
Thomas Linder is joining us to talk about his doctoral research into the rise of digital surveillance technologies in Canadian policing. His work shows that police services are implementing a wide range of digital data collection and analysis tools, yet there is little public discussion of appropriate governance policy from the perspective of the affected communities. In this democratic blackout the police have been implementing technologies and practices modelled after post-9/11 US domestic counter-terrorism units. He argues that civic technology movements have an important role to play in pushing for properly democratic, public oversight and governance of police technology usage.

+ Speakers:
Thomas Linder

Bio: Thomas Linder has a PhD in Sociology from Queen’s University where he wrote his dissertation on the intersection of digital surveillance technologies, policing, and the social and political impacts involved. He works as an multi-disciplinary researcher on a range of topics including smart city-style projects, community economic development, urban innovation, social housing, community engagement and learning, and other progressive areas.

+ Check-in details:

Join us via Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85847811289?pwd=THhwOEQvTlh5R3QvbWxha25xTWdGUT09
Webcams and mics optional, but encouraged!

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.

+ 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

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Civic hacknight #325 VIRTUAL - Jessica Sikora

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