Join us to kick off 2019 to catch up on what we've been up to, discuss plans for the coming year and hear from guest speaker Sarah Couture, Community Outreach Manager at Feeding Tampa Bay discussing the digital outreach program to assist SNAP applicants.
6:30-7:00 Code for TB orientation, updates
7:00-7:30 Guest Speaker, Q&A
7:30-8:00 Discuss plans for Synapse Innovation Summit
Code for America has done work in this space both with https://www.codeforamerica.org/programs/getcalfresh as well as expanding those ideas into other initiatives https://medium.com/code-for-america/reshaping-the-safety-net-the-integrated-benefits-initiative-state-cohort-32ea621e40d5
All of that work starts with user research and understanding the needs of the applicant, the folks you are trying to assist. This is an excellent opportunity to volunteer to help our neighbors, better understand the intersection of technology, non-profits and government. No coding skills required, just a comfortable level with computers. Additional training and requirements will be provided by Sarah and Feeding Tampa Bay.
About Code for Tampa Bay
Code for Tampa Bay Brigade is an affiliate of Code for America, and part of an international network of people committed to using their voices and hands, in collaboration with local governments, to make their cities better. Code for Tampa Bay Brigade helps build participatory power in their cities by holding regular civic hack nights and events, advocating for open data, and deploying apps. Brigades celebrate and share their successes with the Brigade network to further the global civic innovation movement. Visit CodeforTampaBay.org for more information.
Code for Tampa Bay Brigade abides by Code for America’s Code of Conduct, which expects that Code for America network activities, events, and digital forums adhere to standards of ethics and conduct which can be read in their entirety here: http://codefortampabay.org/about/
About AMRoC Fab Lab
The Tampa Bay Advanced Manufacturing & Robotics Center (AMRoC) Fab Lab, a program of the non-profit Foundation for Community Driven Innovation (FCDI), is a public facility dedicated to community capacity building, empowering through creative self-expression and bridging the industry talent gap through robust project-based engineering education and training.