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Code for Durham: Triangle Regional Data Center

Caktus Group

Tonight's speaker: Aspen Romeyn Principal Planner of Regional Planning, Triangle J Council of Governments Triangle J Council of Governments (TJCOG) is a regional organization serving 43 local governments and partners in a seven-county region. Formed in 1959 to help coordinate development of the Research Triangle Park, TJCOG continues to lead regional conversations that span jurisdictional boundaries, including transportation investment, development/land use coordination, quality and quantity of the region’s limited water resources, energy & environment, and economic development. The Regional Data Center is one of TJCOG’s programs that serves as a data warehouse and resource for Triangle communities. Come learn about TJCOG, the Regional Data Center, and opportunities for Code for Durham to partner with us. 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!

Code for Chapel Hill

Chapel Hill Town Council

• 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'). - 6:00 - 6:15: Mix and mingle - 6:15 - 6:30: Updates on projects and pitch new ones - 6:30 - 7:45: Split into project teams - 7:45 - 8:00: Debrief on work completed and next steps • 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. • What to bring A computer and some creative energy!

Code for Durham: Civic Hacking Session

Caktus Group

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!

Code for Chapel Hill

Chapel Hill Town Council

• 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'). - 6:00 - 6:15: Mix and mingle - 6:15 - 6:30: Updates on projects and pitch new ones - 6:30 - 7:45: Split into project teams - 7:45 - 8:00: Debrief on work completed and next steps • 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. • What to bring A computer and some creative energy!

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