Are you looking to make a difference? Code for Milwaukee is looking for volunteers with a creative mind to come together to make our city better for everyone. Code for Milwaukee is a Code for America "brigade". Code for Milwaukee is made up of individuals who are interested in bringing technology to various parts of local government. If you are a designer, developer or a product manager...everyone is welcome to join us regardless of experience.
Come to Code for Milwaukee's first Hack Night! Hack nights are a great way for anyone (technical or non-technical) to come together and work on solving problems affecting our local community. Whether you are coding, designing, strategizing, or something else you are welcome to attend and collaborate! Bring a 💻, a friend, or just yourself!
Joining us will be Jarrett English, Senior Field Organizer from the ACLU of Wisconsin. As Senior Field Organizer, Jarrett builds relationships and coalitions to achieve litigation, advocacy, community engagement and policy goals. He also develops, strengthens, and nurtures alliances and works with communities of color, youth groups, and other advocacy groups. Additionally, Jarrett elevates the stories and experiences of impacted communities and individuals, ensuring that the interests and vision of impacted populations and the broader community are reflected in the work that is done at the ACLU of Wisconsin. He studied engineering at UW-Milwaukee and loves Battlestar Galactica and The Expanse.
Agenda (Times Approximate, May be Subject to Change):
6:00 to 6:20 - Arrival, Registration, and Open Networking
6:20 to 6:30 - Welcome from Code for Milwaukee
6:30 to 7:00 - Presentations
The Importance of Civic Engagement, Jarrett English, ACLU of Wisconsin
Milwaukee DataHaus Project, Anthony Jesmok, Code for Milwaukee
7:00 to 8:40 - Open Collaboration and Hacking
8:45 to 9:00 - Updates from the Groups, Next Steps Discussion
9:15 - Hard Stop, Doors Closed and Locked
Parking is not free on UWM campus grounds. Paid parking is available in parking garages and some surface lots: https://uwm.edu/transportation/parking/
The surrounding streets follow City of Milwaukee street parking rules. You may park in the surrounding neighborhoods granting you follow posted signage and regulations.
UWM has bike parking (including Bublr bikes) and plenty of MCTS stops available. We encourage you to use these when possible, or carpool.
Diversity, Inclusion, and Code of Conduct:
CfM aims for its events to be inclusive Safe Spaces and has a zero-tolerance policy for harassment or discrimination. By attending, you agree to Code for America's Code of Conduct, located at https://github.com/codeforamerica/codeofconduct.