OpenMaine Monthly Meetup @ Portland Webworks

OpenMaine
OpenMaine
Public group

Every 3rd Thursday of the month

Portland Webworks, Inc.

5 Milk St · Portland, ME

How to find us

There will be a sign on the front door of Portland Webworks' building on milk st. If the door is closed, call the number on the sign or 2079397742 to reach Nick

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Details

Once a month we gather to discuss and build civic technology at Portland Webworks.

Current active projects:
- Maine Ballot (maineballot.org)- We need help compiling town election websites.
- Campaign Finance - a project showing who cobtributed to campaigns with the Portland mayoral campaign as a pilot.
- Legislative Scorecard. A site that shows how legislators voted and whether they match with your values. We need help tying bills to value areas, coding, and design.

Ready to dive in? Find an issue to work on here: https://github.com/orgs/OpenMaine/projects/7

What is civic technology?
Civic technology is the practice of applying rapid prototyping and user centered design to solve civic problems such as voting, budgeting, parking, transit, community engagement, etc., (to name just a few). Civic technologists believe that government services can be efficient, equitable, and open.

We are a Code for America brigade. Learn about Code for America's brigade program here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mYzMl_HnEZU

Everyone is welcome from all backgrounds and skill levels. We suggest bringing a laptop (encouraged, but not required) if you think you'd like to dive in on a project. We share what we are working on at the beginning of each Meetup and introduce all attendees to our Code of Conduct and meeting style. We then have a short featured speaker and a discussion. Project teams are invited to work after the featured speaker, if they like.

Food? Yes. We will provide vegetarian and non-veg food. You are more than welcome to bring snacks to share.

So, come hack your city! Everyone is welcome.

To connect with us outside of the meetings:
From our website: http://openmaine.org
You can find info to sign up with us on Slack, follow us on Facebook and Twitter, and get to our GitHub repository.