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Python for City Government Meetup:

Python for City Government is a group of Baltimore City employees and citizens who are passionate about improving local government operations. We discuss and work with Python programming language to help improve city workers’ daily work related to data collection, entry, and analysis, communication, and redundant or repetitive tasks.

Meetup Schedule:

Join us during the first Friday of every month with your laptop and Python coding challenges to:

1. Discuss and showcase Python projects focused on improving city government challenges or highlighting Baltimore community interest points

2. Provide a co-working space where participants can expand on their existing Python and data science knowledge through discussion, networking, and peer-coding

3. Develop a network of Baltimoreans interested in civic technology and Python who can crowd-source new ideas in an open environment

Civic Technology Engagement:

Civic leaders, organizations, citizens, and other stakeholders increasingly recognize the power of technology to connect people, improve cities, and make government more effective. We want to foster our and other’s interest in this technology so that we can take advantage of innovation and new technology that improves government functions and citizens’ well-being. By creating a workspace for individuals to learn about and hone their skills, we aim to help educate a workforce that can effectively identify and solve government and city-wide challenges.

We are a group of Baltimore City employees and interested people passionate about: a) making continuous improvements to how local government functions, b) the possibilities of Python to change the nature of daily work for city workers engaged in data collection or entry, analysis, communication, participation in paper-intense processes, and manual or repetitive routine administrative tasks. Python for City Government Process Improvement, or "Py 4 CG" ,format includes lightning talks and also provides a co-working space for participants generating ideas on how a Python program may improve a current work problem they have identified. We also use the space to discuss or showcase current Python projects focused on improving how an aspect of city government.

Prior Meetup Content:

Content from prior meetups such as slides and code samples can be found at our github repo (https://github.com/department-of-general-services/python4CityGovtProcessImprovement).

Upcoming events (4+)

Python for City Government Process Improvement

Spark Coworking Baltimore

***Friday's Presentation Agenda***

**What:

**Who:

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Standard Fare: Our Meet Up's Goals

1. Serve as a foundation for the creation of a Python eco-system in City government.

2. Encourage and empower municipal employees to identify opportunities to ask and answer more complex questions and eliminate repetitive, labor or paper-intensive, non-value added work.

3. Help participants think through and pursue the use of Python as a tool to automate key parts of the data analysis, reporting or administrative task workflow to help the management decision making process or improve service delivery.

Bring a laptop and some curiosity.

Python for City Government Process Improvement

Spark Coworking Baltimore

***Friday's Presentation Agenda***

**What:

**Who:

********************************************************************************
Standard Fare: Our Meet Up's Goals

1. Serve as a foundation for the creation of a Python eco-system in City government.

2. Encourage and empower municipal employees to identify opportunities to ask and answer more complex questions and eliminate repetitive, labor or paper-intensive, non-value added work.

3. Help participants think through and pursue the use of Python as a tool to automate key parts of the data analysis, reporting or administrative task workflow to help the management decision making process or improve service delivery.

Bring a laptop and some curiosity.

Python for City Government Process Improvement

Spark Coworking Baltimore

***Friday's Presentation Agenda***

**What:

**Who:

********************************************************************************
Standard Fare: Our Meet Up's Goals

1. Serve as a foundation for the creation of a Python eco-system in City government.

2. Encourage and empower municipal employees to identify opportunities to ask and answer more complex questions and eliminate repetitive, labor or paper-intensive, non-value added work.

3. Help participants think through and pursue the use of Python as a tool to automate key parts of the data analysis, reporting or administrative task workflow to help the management decision making process or improve service delivery.

Bring a laptop and some curiosity.

Python for City Government Process Improvement

Spark Coworking Baltimore

***Friday's Presentation Agenda***

**What:

**Who:

********************************************************************************
Standard Fare: Our Meet Up's Goals

1. Serve as a foundation for the creation of a Python eco-system in City government.

2. Encourage and empower municipal employees to identify opportunities to ask and answer more complex questions and eliminate repetitive, labor or paper-intensive, non-value added work.

3. Help participants think through and pursue the use of Python as a tool to automate key parts of the data analysis, reporting or administrative task workflow to help the management decision making process or improve service delivery.

Bring a laptop and some curiosity.

Past events (50)

Python for City Government Process Improvement

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