We're going on a hike! We'll be taking the Lower Macleay and Wildwood Trails through parts of Forest Park. It's a beautiful but easy route, with a few different stopping points. Feel free to come just to stretch your legs for a bit, or to hike all the way to the Hoyt Arboretum.
We will be testing two different apps built during Code for Portland's recent Civic Hackathon. The first app (built for iOS) helps people find just the right trail based on their needs and interests. The second app helps hikers and trail managers photograph trailheads and document amenities available on site.
When & Where:
At 10am, we will be meeting at the Macleay Park Entrance, located at the cul-de-sac dead end of NW Upshur St. The trailhead is an easy walk from the NS streetcar line.
More info about the location and trail can be found here:
We will get going pretty promptly from there. The hike will last any where from 45 minutes to a couple of hours, depending on where you want to stop.
Anybody! Feel free to bring your friends and family. We will have tech folks, outdoorsy folks and representatives from the public land agencies in the group.
Hackathons are great for building prototypes and building community -- but they are just the beginning. This hike is a way to continue the relationships we began at National Day of Civic Hacking, and to test the software that was developed. It's also going to be fun!
Cross-posted on Calagator: