• 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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  • 2019 NC Open Pass Planning

    Needs a location

    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) 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

  • Code for Durham: Kids Voting Durham

    Caktus Group

    Tonight's speaker: Carolyn Kreuger, Program Director of Kids Voting Durham Kids Voting Durham is a non-partisan, non-profit organization that helps Durham’s young people understand and believe in the power they have as active citizens and informed voters. The organization provides young people in Durham County with an opportunity to vote on the same issues and candidates as adults on Election Day, offering them an authentic election experience at community polling sites and in their schools. Come join us to learn more about Kids Voting Durham and to discuss how to use technology to promote youth (and parent) civic engagement. 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!

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  • 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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  • Code for Durham: Semi-Annual Social

    Hi-Wire Brewing at Golden Belt

    Join Code for Durham brigade members for our semi-annual social! Let's hang out, celebrate the summer, and share our accomplishments from the past few years. **Newbies welcome!** If it's your first time connecting with the Brigade, we'd love to talk with you about the kind of work we do (using technology to help our community) and how you would like to make a difference. We might pop up a laptop or two, but this night is mainly for socializing, not working! Code for Durham regulars: bring a friend! We do some awesome work and have fun at the same time :) This social is a great time to introduce a friend or two to Code for Durham. Connect with us: · Join our Code for Durham Meetup ( https://www.meetup.com/Triangle-Code-for-America/ ) · Follow us on Twitter @CodeforDurham (http://twitter.com/codefordurham) · Like us on Facebook ( http://facebook.com/codefordurham ) · Check out our projects (www.codefordurham.com) Got questions? Want to get more involved with Code for Durham? Email Laura at laura.biediger(at)durhamnc.gov or Leila at leila.alderman(at)gmail.com. We’d love to have you get involved! *Attendance implies consent to our Code of Conduct (https://github.com/codeforamerica/codeofconduct). Have fun! Do good!

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  • 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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  • 2019 NC Open Pass Planning

    Needs a location

    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) 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

  • Code for Durham: Data Science in Durham County EMS

    Tonight's speaker: David McNulty Data Utilization and Visualization Within Durham County EMS: What Celebrity Chef David Chang Can Teach Us About Data What does data within government have to do with the culinary world? Well, a lot. From feedback loops to continuous improvement cycles, there are many parallels. Within the culinary world, Chef David Chang is widely renowned with numerous restaurants, a Netflix documentary show, and a podcast. Although he is known for innovation in the culinary world, he has said that there is a “roadblock of orthodoxy that stands between progressive ideas and putting those ideas into progress.” In our talk, we will look at how Durham County EMS has taken small nudges toward innovation through the use of existing data and how we have used that data to move toward predictive analytics to understand where we are going, not just where we have been. Finally, we will discuss how to identify current data sources that may be underutilized, how to use PowerBI as a low-cost data management solution, and how data visualization can create buy-in and drive change. 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!

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  • Cary Parking App - User Testing of our MVP (iOS, Android, Web)

    Code for Cary Parking App Hello! We need your assistance to continue testing our MVPs Web page and App for Downtown Parking. Load one or all and give us feedback on UX! Want to learn? - Join us! We're a friendly bunch! Programming environment: iOS/Android mobile apps (Titanium SDK + JS) and web page (ReactJS + Leaflet). This Meetup: We've gotten our App stores up and running, so let's take a look at the mobile app on our phones! Then, we'll dive into enhancements of the mobile app and web app! Location of the App Web: https://cary-dtcparking.herokuapp.com/ Google Play Store: Search for "Cary Connects" Apple Store: TBD (This takes soooo long...) Leave us your feedback in the app if you are unable to make the meeting!

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  • Open Raleigh Brigade Civic Tech Showcase

    HQ Raleigh

    Join the Open Raleigh Brigade for an evening highlighting several civic tech projects happening in and around the Triangle. Presentations include Digital Connector STEM activity guide, Citizen Advisory Council (CAC) Dashboard, Cary Parking App, Library Carpentry, Hurricane Florence Flood Relief map, NC RIoT Data management preview, and more. Review the full agenda here http://bit.ly/2VTBvFD Food and beverages will be provided. Doors open at 6:00 pm, presentations start at 6:30 pm. When: Tuesday, June 4, 2019, 6:00 - 8:30 pm Where: HQ Raleigh (310 S Harrington St · Raleigh) Cost: Free Please RSVP so we can order enough food. Detailed schedule: 6:00 - 6:30 - Mingle / network / eat 6:30 - 6:40 - Welcome, code of conduct, introductions 6:40 - 8:20 - Civic tech showcase 8:20 - 8:30 - Wrap-up

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