Hacks/Hackers PDX April Meetup

This is a past event

17 people went


• 6:30 - 7:00: Networking

• 7:00 - 7:15: Ed Borasky will give a wrap-up of the open source projects shown at the NICAR 2014 conference in Baltimore (http://ire.org/conferences/nicar-2014/schedule/).

• 7:15 - 7:45: Catherine Nikolovski (http://www.meetup.com/Hack-Oregon-Data-Visualization-for-Public-Good/members/122575052/) of Hack Oregon (http://www.hackoregon.org/) will talk about mining and visualizing the ORESTAR campaign finance database (https://secure.sos.state.or.us/orestar/gotoPublicTransactionSearch.do). She'll also talk about a new project called BallotPath, which will deliver a complete list of all elected officials, from school district up to governor and senator to a voter based on location.

• 7:45 - ??: Hands-on tool gathering. Bring your laptop, and an 8GB or bigger USB stick (or writable DVD). Ed will have copies of OSGeo Live (http://live.osgeo.org/en/index.html), Tails (https://tails.boum.org/), and of course CompJournoStick (http://znmeb.github.io/CompJournoStick/).