- Census Collaboration Exploration w/Dayton Complete Count Committee
Thurgood Marshall High School Cafeteria
Code for Dayton will be joining our local Complete Count Committee for a public workshop on the upcoming 2020 Census. Data from the Census will affect the economic future of all communities, and in Dayton, we stand to lose a lot if our resident count is inaccurately low. Code for America's Census liaison, Lorena Molina-Irizarry from US Census Open Innovation Labs, will join our tech breakout to brainstorm ways local brigades can support local counts. Please RSVP at the CCC's Eventbrite page >>>>>>> https://www.eventbrite.com/e/censussolutions-workshop-tickets-80347007061
- Welcoming Code For Nashville! Happy Hour/Open House
Brigade Congress is this weekend, and several brigades are road-tripping their way to Cleveland. Members of Code for Nashville will be stopping overnight in Dayton on Thursday, Oct 17. They'll be arriving late in the evening, but we're going to welcome them with an Open House at their Airbnb. Beer and snacks will be provided. Please stop by and show them some Dayton Strong hospitality!
- CfA hosts Census 2020 Webinar/ Workshop - Getting an Accurate Count
CfA is hosting an online workshop with NNIP and Code for San Jose about how Brigades can support the 2020 Census effort. The importance of the 2020 Census can not be understated with this Census determining redistricting, how federal dollars are spent, and providing organizations with important data on communities. In 2020, the Census will be mostly a question of trust as experts believe that the “hard to count” communities may be discouraged from participating. This means that local communities will be the most important actors in getting a good complete count. In Dayton, the Complete Count Committee is run out of the Mayor's Office. This will be the first year of an "online first" Census, so civic technologists are particularly needed to pitch in and help with the effort. Register for the webinar here: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_1Wndddj_SPqS-GbXyKszYA
- Working Session + Human Relations Council + Code For Columbus
Not quite a normal working session. We'll have a couple guests this evening. First up, the Human Relations Council will be stopping by with the following request: "After getting feedback from hundreds of community members, the Dayton Human Relations Council is working to help coordinate a response to the hate group coming to Dayton over Memorial Day Weekend. Many Daytonians have come up with creative ways to oppose hatred and show Dayton’s commitment to love, inclusion, and diversity. HRC plans to help connect these people with others that are looking for ways to express these values through a simple website. The site will likely be modeled after https://unitedagainsthateweek.org/, including the branding for a community anti-hate campaign and an events calendar. Volunteers are working on developing the branding and messaging, which will be ready in some form by the Code for Dayton meet up on April 23." They are looking for some help building the site. Second, Brittany Vance, the captain of the newly formed Code For Columbus will be visiting. She'll let us know what their brigade is working on and share an opportunity to collaborate on open data policy work. Note that the door is locked at night, so please call Dave at[masked] to get in.