Past Meetup

Code for Durham: Expanding Housing Choices + Civic Hacking Session

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Every 2 weeks on Tuesday

Caktus Group

108 Morris St. Suite 2 · Durham, NC

How to find us

Morris Street Entrance, not the side in that parking lot

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Details

Join us to learn about...
- "Missing Middle" housing
- City-County efforts to eliminate regulatory barriers and expand the choices that people have when it comes to housing types.

Tonight's Guest Speaker:
Hannah Jacobson, Durham City-County Senior Planner

Check it out- https://durhamnc.gov/3679/Expanding-Housing-Choices

Tonight's Agenda:

• 5:30-5:45p: Mingle / Chat / Get settled
• 5:45-6:15p: Welcome / Group introductions + Guest Speaker + Q&A
• 6:15-6:30p: Announcements / Project updates
• 6:30-8p: Break into groups & work on projects
- If you're new to Code for Durham, see Dane for a brief orientation.
• 8-8:30p: Share project progress with group

For first timers trying to get the most out of the night, you should bring your laptop, explore www.codefordurham.com (http://www.codefordurham.com/) (& register) 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), explore the U.S. Digital Services playbook (https://t.yesware.com/tl/fae269bee19aeb8e251ae5d887b063a941581f3a/22c9eab162496947b4067f64310ba4f7/61105d4a10f10042bff97b21011655e8?ytl=http%3A%2F%2Fplaybook.cio.gov%2F) for the basic principles we try to apply to every project, or get inspired by some of the Code for America 2015 Summit videos (https://www.youtube.com/user/CodeforAmerica/playlists) sessions with amazing speakers

*Attendance implies consent to our Code of Conduct (https://github.com/codeforamerica/codeofconduct).

Highlights / Announcements

What is a hacknight?

This is a 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.

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

* learn about tools for local empowerment, open data, smart and open government

Bring your laptop, ideas, projects, maps, data, and questions. Collectively, we will try to answer them.

Have fun. Do good.