WHAT IS CIVIC SPARK DAY?
Civic Spark Day is a time for innovation - to discuss, brainstorm, and kickstart creative solutions to community challenges.
On August 11th, Code for Buffalo will be joining other Code for America Brigades in dozens of cities across the country to host the National Day of Civic Hacking –a nationwide day of action to bring together bright minds to work with local governments and communities on tackling some of our toughest challenges. This event will be a gathering of community leaders, technologists, public servants, designers, non-profit employees, researchers, data scientists, and any Western New Yorkers passionate about making Buffalo even better.
WHAT'S THE PLAN FOR THE DAY?
(More details will be posted as the event approaches, check back later!)
1- Welcome and Introductions
-- What is Code for Buffalo? (https://codeforbuffalo.org) and What are Open Data and Civic Technology?
2- Civic Technology in Practice
-- What the City of Buffalo has been doing with data lately
-- Examples from around the CfA Brigade Network
3- Discussion with community leaders
5- Break Out Groups
-- Brainstorm ideas and outline potential projects
6- Regroup & Conclude
-- Debrief and set next steps for project follow through
WHO IS INVITED?
This event is open to participants of all skills, perspectives, and experiences. The more, the better! You don't need to be a programmer or a technology expert to participate.
If you're into improving our community, working with others, and exploring creative ideas, this event is for you!
Attendees are expected to abide by our Code of Conduct (https://codeforbuffalo.org/code-of-conduct/)