National Day of Civic Hacking: OpenStreetMap!

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National Day of Civic Hacking

Meets OpenStreetMap!

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Join us for the biggest civic hacking and mapping event of the year!

National Day of Civic Hacking (https://www.codeforamerica.org/events/national-day-2016) is the perfect time to learn about the civic technology movement, and to collaborate on projects that use Technology and Open Data to address real community challenges.

This year we will be working towards creating an OSM community for the South Bay.

Check out more of what we want to accomplish on our github (https://github.com/codeforsanjose/OSM-SouthBay/issues).

If you're new to OpenStreetMap, check out these articles on 10 Things You Need to Know About OpenStreetMap (https://www.directionsmag.com/article/1823), Why the World Needs OpenStreetMap (https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/jan/14/why-the-world-needs-openstreetmap), Why OpenStreetMap Matters (https://www.benjaminspaulding.com/2015/10/12/reasons-openstreetmap/). After we get to know everybody we'll break out into groups to work on tasks.

Agenda

10am Doors open / Morning Snack

10:30 Welcome & Kickoff

11:00 Tutorial for new Mappers / OSM project discussion

12:30 Lunch served

1:30 Hacking and Mapping continues

4:15 Challenge / Project Updates

4:30 Wrap up

5pm Doors Shut

Folks of all ages and backgrounds are welcome, including those with design, data analysis, policy, communications, business and project management skills.

Coding skills NOT required!

Bring: Yourself and a laptop if you have one. Bring an external mouse if you are going to be mapping!

Feel free to hop into the slack channel (https://slackin-c4sj.herokuapp.com/) ahead of time or check out our active projects (https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0BxCGb2OaeO5ua09pVFcwNW9kLU0) and github (http://github.com/codeforsanjose).

Read more about Code for San Jose in this article on medium (https://medium.com/code-for-america/hack-nights-are-a-civic-good-86986cc7f0d3).