- Wiki Loves Monuments Challenge + Mapping Data Jam!
Get more details about Wiki Loves Monuments (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Wiki_Loves_Monuments_2016_in_the_United_States) (we'll be doing some photography work and some editing, too, this day). Also, the meetup may run longer than 1pm - we're happy to be there for you! Make sure you RSVP and reach out, though, so we know you're participating. And message me (Adam Porroni) if you have any other questions! See you all soon!
- Mapping + New Idea Meeting
We have been working on mapping every single Mercer County elementary school district catchment zone. Because when many people move to a town, they don't know which school their child attends (Zillow and Trulia are not accurate). We have every municipality mapped, except the biggest one, Hamilton. So our meeting will likely involve finishing Hamilton, combining all of the other mapped areas and publishing it, with conclusions and, eventually, a blog post about our work. We can also discuss future projects as fall is around the corner. We will have coffee and bagels.
- Mercer County School Mapping Day
We are looking to finish up our mapping project. Many Mercer County families don't have easy access to maps on what neighborhood their children would attend elementary school. We have collected data from every Mercer County district and now need to combine the maps and put them all in one place. Note the noon starting time. We will look into getting lunch from nearby Thomasena's. See you there!
- Code for Trenton Map-a-thon
An interesting project that we have been working on involves elementary school district boundaries in Mercer County. We've found that people who want to move to the area, don't know their neighborhood elementary school. Websites like Zillow are not accurate and most districts don't have the information online. Trenton was one that did (https://www.google.com/maps/d/u/0/viewer?mid=1mOGFtJtlrHiyPjnpUGf-lRzzjUM). So we requested the data from each district in the county and now have all of the information. Now we need to "map hack" and code/ draw the lines on Open Street Map and eventually Google Maps. Many questions abound on how we can use this open data for good, but for now, we need accurate, sleek online maps. Hope you can join us!
- Dev Hack Day #9/ Game Challenge
More formal work day. We will be joined by the Trenton Digital Initiative (TDI) to brainstorm how CfT can assist them. We will also discuss how we can help Trenton during their very busy May event schedule. Coming up are: May 12 - 14 - Taste Trenton (http://tastetrenton.com/) Food Crawl & Capital City Book Fair (http://www.capitalcitybookfair.org/) Sat May 21st - Youth Fishing Derby (http://www.nj.gov/dep/seeds/fishingderby.htm) Sat May 28, Trenton (http://www.trentonporkrollfestival.com/) and Mill Hill (http://porkrollfestival.com/) Pork Roll Festivals Please note the starting time for this meetup is 9am.
- STEM Game Challenge Day #2 & Dev Hack Day #8
It'll be a good time for folks to see how the Game Challenge is going, and to work separately on your own projects! We may need to set up overflow space just in case we have a full-house, but working through that issue now.
- Dev Hack Day #6
Lots of projects: -Meals on Wheels needs real-time"refreshing list" for their customers and mapping assistance for their volunteers -You can try our our beta Snow Buddy program -Live Menu project updates to our map -Any other ideas you'd like to bring to the table. Plus there will be coffee!
- Meet & Dev Hack Day #5
Time to meet all our new meetup members! We will be holding this meeting to meet new faces and share our mission, discuss our current and future projects such as Menus of Trenton and the Game Challenge! Looking forward to meeting you all! To find us: check the BaseCampTrenton website (http://www.basecamptrenton.com), or find the spot on Google Maps, here (http://www.google.com/maps/place/247+E+Front+St,+Trenton,+NJfirstname.lastname@example.org,-74.7607991,18z). Parking is nearby and plentiful. Check out our new site and sign up for the mailing list! (http://codefortrenton.org/newsite/#join)