National Day of Civic Hacking 2019

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Northwest Quadrant B

2015 E Newport Ave · Milwaukee, WI

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Room 1871 (Adjacent to Study Lounge)

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Join us for the 7th Annual National Day of Civic Hacking, which brings together civic leaders, public servants, designers, coders, and engaged citizens to partner with local government and community groups to tackle some of our toughest challenges.

This year we invite you to join us for a day of collective action to help better our community, such as civic services access, criminal justice, and local engagement. Have other pressing issues in your community that you’d like to work on? You’re welcome to join us too!

In coordination with Code for America Brigades around the country (and in acknowledgement of National Expungement Week), we will be focusing some discussion on expungement.

We would like to thank our sponsors at the Greater Milwaukee Committee, a private sector civic organization whose mission is to make Milwaukee the best place to live, learn, work, play and stay.

10:00 to 10:25 - Registration, Check-In, Networking With Light Breakfast Snacks
10:25 to 10:30 - Sponsor Intro (Greater Milwaukee Committee)
10:30 to 10:40 - Nadiyah Johnson on the Milky Way Tech Hub Initiative
10:40 to 12:30 - Presentations

Moderator: Dr. Darren Wheelock, PhD (Marquette University)
Cameron Malakai (Milwaukee County Drug Court)
Joe Peterangelo (Wisconsin Policy Forum)
Mark Rice (#CloseMSDF)

Panel (~Last 50 minutes)

12:30 to 1:15 - Lunch and Learn (Clean Slate Milwaukee)
1:30 to 1:45 - Hack Setup
1:45 to 5:10 - Hacking (UWM Northwest Quadrant)
5:10 to 6:00 - Presentations and Closing Session

The afternoon hacking will include time to work on any of the following:

- Designing/scoping out a project that can help address future capacity issues within the Criminal Justice system if certain legislation to change expungement laws in Wisconsin are passed

- Designing/scoping out a project that deals with current issues members of the formerly/currently incarcerated community have, including supporting current campaigns

- Creating a user-friendly “Know Your Rights” site about criminal record relief

- Journey mapping/process mapping the criminal record relief (i.e., expungement, sealing, dismissal, reduction, etc.) process in Milwaukee

- Creating a services usability scorecard, which evaluates the services available to people seeking criminal record relief (i.e., expungement, sealing, dismissal, reduction, etc.)

- Continuing to work on previously created hack night projects, most of which can be found here:

- People are also welcome to work on any other projects relating to civic matters (violence, political involvement, voting, census, etc.)