Tonight's speaker: Laura Fogle, co-founder and board chair of Digital Durham
Access to the Internet is essential in today's economy, and while Durham is fortunate to have several providers, some individuals and communities are still underserved. Digital Durham is an organization of community members who are working to ensure that all Durhamites can engage in the digital world. We address three different aspects of the digital divide-- devices, access and digital literacy--using the combined resources of our member organizations. We seek to raise awareness in the community about the issues of digital inclusion and advocate for policies and programs to address the digital divide.
• 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!