We're back at GovDelivery (http://www.govdelivery.com/) in downtown St. Paul! Come with ideas for projects, things you may have already started, or we'll try to match you up with an already existing project or idea. We'll have pizza and some great conversation.
Please comment below on any ideas or projects you might want to work on.
St. Paul Elections Prep
St. Paul is going to have an election is a couple of months (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Paul_City_Council_election,_2015), and E-Democarcy has some ideas (http://forums.e-democracy.org/groups/stpaul-issues/elections) on how to help St. Paul residents get to know their candidates. At this meetup, we're going to focus on two projects that will help St. Paulites connect with people running for office:
• Crowd Sourced Candidate Info: E-Democracy has started a Google Spreadsheet for gathering the websites, social media, and other contact information of candidates: http://bit.ly/stpaul15data . Everybody is welcome to add and update this spreadsheet, so let's spend some time at the meetup searching and filling in the missing information. Scour the internet, have some food, and make a great contribution to informed elections in St. Paul!
• Try out Your Next Representative: For those looking to play with python and HTML, we'll also be taking a look at MySociety's Your Next Representative (https://github.com/mysociety/yournextrepresentative) project. DataMade (http://datamade.us/) is going to setup an instance for the Twin Cities. So let's poke around a bit and see if there anything we want to change.
Join the Conversation Today
No need to wait until September 1st to talk and contribute. You can join the discussion about these two projects right now in the Google Group (https://groups.google.com/forum/#%21topic/twin-cities-brigade/Bp0PTFzBmfA).
Code of Conduct
As with any event hosted by Open Twin Cities, our Code of Conduct (http://opentwincities.org/about/code-of-conduct/) will be in effect during this meetup. Respect each other. Don't be a jerk.
What to learn about the other projects Open Twin Cities has going? Check out the following:
• Adopt-A-Tree (https://github.com/ballPointPenguin/adopt-a-tree)
• Northside Digital Innovation Alliance Digital Asset projects (Django Backend (https://github.com/OpenTwinCities/ndia-django) and Angular Frontend (https://github.com/OpenTwinCities/ndia-angular))
• our project and community management discussions (http://bit.ly/manageOTC),
• issues with the Open Twin Cities website (https://github.com/OpenTwinCities/opentwincities.github.com),or
• the Open Twin Cities Projects Page (http://opentwincities.org/projects).