Join us as we enjoy pizza, learn about One Region Forward, and discuss how we can use data and technology in ways that help move Western New York towards a more sustainable, resilient, prosperous and opportunity-rich future.
Robert Shibley -- Dean of UB School of Architecture and Planning; Senior Fellow, UB Regional Institute
Brian Conley -- GIS-Research Analyst, UB Regional Institute
One Region Forward serves as a practical roadmap for improving mobility, promoting more efficient land use patterns, strengthening our basic infrastructure, growing a 21st century economy, ensuring broad access to healthy food, protecting housing and neighborhoods, and mounting our region’s response to the challenge of global climate change.
At our monthly Civic Innovation Nights, we get together over pizza, community, project work, and the best practices of technology and design that can help address Buffalo's most pressing issues.
6-6:05p : Mingle, grab food, get settled
6:05-6:15p : Welcome, intros, and announcements
6:15-6:45p : Guest speaker / Presentation / Discussion topic
6:45-7:30p : Continue discussion / Break into project groups
7:30-7:40p : Regroup / Share progress & updates / Set next steps
How else can you get involved?
=> For first timers interested in joining projects, we recommend bringing a laptop and checking out our Projects page to see how and where you can help (https://github.com/CodeForBuffalo/project-ideas). You can even create a brand new project!
=> Help us get to know you with this Getting Involved form (https://goo.gl/forms/wfWaDwOluEeZvKKr1)
=> Explore our website (https://codeforbuffalo.org/) and sign up for our email list (http://eepurl.com/dA-KWL)
=> Follow us on Twitter & Facebook @CodeForBuffalo (https://twitter.com/codeforbuffalo)
=> Join the conversation on Slack (https://join.slack.com/t/codeforbuffalo/shared_invite/enQtMzk5NzA5MjA4NTQ0LWNlY2UyOWJlZWUxMjQ0NTE1M2RlOWNjNDcyNzkwZmYxNDY4MDE5ZGNhZjNhOWY4MWU2OWRhNGMzNzUwMmEzMTk)and our Facebook group Buffalo Open Data Community (https://www.facebook.com/groups/1312675832188711/)
=> Get inspired by some of the Code for America Summit videos sessions with amazing speakers (https://www.youtube.com/user/CodeforAmerica/playlists)
***Attendance implies consent to our Code of Conduct***
Have fun and do good!