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Register at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nc-open-pass-lightning-talks-tickets-68069097503 Tickets are $10 and include 2 drink tickets. All details about the event and 7 lightning talk are available on EventBrite. RSVP here to share you status, but register on EventBrite for official event tickets.
What we'll do: Come out for a civic hacking session in Chapel Hill Town Hall Room 344! We will be working on two projects (descriptions under 'Ongoing projects'), but new project ideas are always welcome! Sample schedule - 6:00 - 6:10: Mix and mingle - 6:10 - 6:15: CfA and CfCH Overviews - 6:15 - 6:30: Current Projects and New Project Pitches - 6:30 - 7:45: On-boarding and Project Time - 7:45 - 8:00: Progress Recaps and Action Items Ongoing projects: • Chapel Hill Crash Model: The objective of this project is to use data science to understand and predict traffic related injuries in Chapel Hill. The Town of Chapel Hill has expressed concerns over increasing instances of serious traffic crashes. In order to start addressing the problem, it is imperative to understand what makes some intersections and regions more dangerous than others. If we can find patterns in the data that shed light on what conditions make crashes more likely, it’s possible to take measures to prevent them. • Park Facilities Usage Tracking: Collecting data about Chapel Hill's recreational facilities is important yet cost-prohibitive. If the Parks Department knows how facilities are being used, they can serve the town better. However, proprietary usage tracking solutions and manual data collection are both expensive. We are determining how to address this issue using low-cost hardware and open-source software. • Data Stories: This new project idea focuses on telling Town-relevant stories based around or showcasing the innovative use of data. What to bring • A computer and some creative energy!
This meet-up is for the NC Open Pass committee members to discuss and plan our events. Anyone is welcome to join, listen, and contribute. If you would like to get involved in one of our committee's (Partnerships, Marketing, Logistics, Speaker/Judges, Open Data) please email us at ncopenpass-admin at googlegroups dot com. Details for each committee can be found in our project plan (linked below) Note: We've moved this particular meet-up from Monday evening to Wednesday afternoon due to an event we're hosting on August 27th. Meeting will be held virtually via BlueJeans Dial-In Number:[masked] Passcode:[masked] Video available via the Blue Jeans app or Chrome: https://bluejeans.com/3751843620/ Meeting notes: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1uS9FL6tVTP5XjV9zL9rz6_yji7fZcGrGe3LeQ2rtAww/edit# Project plan: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1j9w1LfcKSiSauMcQO6Q9tICqhdIBRX9LZm_uNUPlOws/edit#heading=h.fc1cmyddye4v Google Drive: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1MzhQej8fT6bBTFxCo4RzdUMFD12Vttuz
Tonight's Speaker: Dan Hickey Tree Planning Coordinator, City of Durham A municipal tree inventory system is not a pioneering technology, but it is a vital component of any city’s urban forestry program. In this talk, we will look at the City of Durham’s use of tree inventory software and how this software helps the city accomplish its many goals and projects. To start, we will look at the software itself (what it looks like and how it is applied in the field) and then we will discuss the many uses that tree inventory data provides for the City of Durham today and for projects in the future. The City of Durham's Urban Forestry website: https://durhamnc.gov/799/Urban-Forestry Tonight's Agenda: • 5:30 pm: Mingle and get pizza • 5:45 pm: Guest Speaker + Q&A • 6:15 pm: Announcements + project updates • 6:30 pm: Break into groups + work on projects Code for Durham is a bi-weekly project night for technologists, designers, developers, data scientists, map makers, and activists who are working on "civic technology" projects. Consider this to be a study hall or office hours to improve the city. Bring your laptop, ideas, projects, maps, data, and questions. Pizza will be provided! This night is for those who want to: • get work done on civic projects; • start a new project, or find one to join; • get feedback from technical, government, or community experts; and/or • learn about tools for local empowerment, open data, and smart and open government. For first timers trying to get the most out of the night, you should be sure to bring your laptop. Prior to the Meetup, you can explore www.codefordurham.com to get familiar with local resources and where you might want to plug in. You could also watch Civic Hacking 101 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wH6LnW_qjeI) or get inspired by some of the Code for America 2015 Summit videos (https://www.youtube.com/user/CodeforAmerica/playlists). Attendance implies consent to our Code of Conduct (https://github.com/codeforamerica/codeofconduct). Have fun! Do good!