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Women in data is hosting a Symposium on Using data to sustainably feed the world! Come enjoy these great talks and network with CodeForSac and Women in Data members. This is a paid event. Please get your $10.07 (includes fees) ticket here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/symposium-using-data-to-sustainably-feed-the-world-tickets-72188915991 Snacks and beverages will be provided. "" The human population is growing, and the number of farms in the US and in CA is shrinking; meanwhile, consumers are demanding for increases in sustainably produced foods. In the coming years, data will play an increasing role in answering the question of how to more sustainably feed more people. Come hear experts from diverse perspectives talk about how data can be used to make food production more profitable and more sustainable. Speakers: Gayathri Gopalakrishnan (founder and CEO at Ecoformatics) Kimberly Steinmann (Environmental Scientist at California Department of Pesticide Regulation)-“Overview of the California Pesticide Use Reports (PUR) Database” Keely Roth (Science Research Lead, Digital Horticulture at The Climate Corp)-“Better Farming and Food Production through Data Science” Schedule: 6:30PM-7:00PM: Register and network. There will be pizza and snacks provided. 7:00PM-7:15PM: Introduction 7:15-8:30PM: Talks 8:30PM-9:00PM: Ask follow-up questions to speakers and more networking ***Ticket price is $10.07/attendee (including fees). To reserve a spot for this event, RSVP for the event here and buy your ticket from Eventbrite at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/symposium-using-data-to-sustainably-feed-the-world-tickets-72188915991 There is limited space so reserve your tickets ASAP. Admission free for sponsors, panelists, and volunteer team.*** "" Code For Sacramento, a brigade of Code for America, is a group of community organizers, developers, and designers that are putting technology to work in service of our local communities. We focus on building civic oriented open source software (see our GitHub page https://github.com/code4sac). We believe that government can work, for the people, by the people, in the digital age, if we all help.
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. Food and beverages will be provided throughout the day. We have a couple speakers and projects we will introduce, and then we will split into groups and work on them together: Walter Yu of Caltrans will be leading a civic data project "The CA Dept. of Technology and Cal GovOps recently released the CA Open Data Portal (https://data.ca.gov/), so state agencies are publishing their public data to the website. Caltrans is preparing its data and looking for participants to help with the following items: 1) general feedback on the Portal, 2) feedback on data of interest from Caltrans, 3) analysis of Caltrans data currently shared on the Portal and 4) metadata parser to convert geospatial XML data to JSON for uploading into the Portal." William Ferrier, Yolo County DA, will be introducing several initiatives including: 1. Electronic Suspected Child Abuse Report System 2. SMS Court Reminder System 3. Neighborhood Courts Time and interest permitting, we will create a national Know Your Rights Guide to inform justice-impacted individuals of their rights. We will create a minimum viable project (MVP) that demonstrates how our project will accomplish this task. The project can take many forms, including website. Please bring a laptop so that you can conduct research and work on the projects.