• Hack for LA Civic Tech Volunteer Intro and ONBOARDING (online)

    Link visible for attendees

    We are volunteers coming together to make LA better for everyone!

    We are a group of designers, developers, product managers, and non-technical community activists. We're both experts and learners, so you can flex your skills or learn new ones while giving back at the same time!

    NEXT STEPS:

    1. Read WHAT IS COVERED IN THIS MEETUP
    2. Read FAQ
    3. RSVP here on meetup for this event & on Zoom Registration Link
    4. Read/Agree to our code of conduct: hackforla.org/conduct

    WHAT IS COVERED IN THIS MEETUP:
    Part 1

    1. What are Code for America and Hack for LA?
    2. What are the requirements for volunteers
    3. How do I benefit from joining Hack for LA?
    4. How do we operate and what tools do we use?
    5. How do I join the Community of Practice?
    6. Next Steps for new members

    Part 2 (self paced with support)

    1. GitHub Sign up & 2FA Setup
    2. Code of Conduct review and agreement
    3. Access the Slack Workspace
    4. Find your public LinkedIn URL
    5. Fill out the Onboarding Form
    6. More GitHub Settings
    7. Slack Introduction
    8. Software Engineers self test for placement
    9. UX Researchers self test for placement
    10. Everyone else (Designers, Writers, DevOps, Data Scientists) placement
    11. Next steps

    FAQ:
    Q: This meetup seems quite long, can I do it in two sessions?
    A: Yes, and during the meetup we will tell you how you can come back for part 2, if your schedule requires or you just want to think about being a member after you understand more.

    Q: I heard this meeting was longer than 1.5 hours, is that true?
    A: Depends; It can be as short as 1.5 hours and as long as 3. If you have no trouble following the instructions during the onboarding, it will be as short as 1.5 hours, if you need assistance, it will be up to 3 hours. But at 3 hours we end it no matter what.

    Q: Does membership cost money?
    A: No, we don't charge any membership fees or ask our members for money. Although there is a donation button on our website should you want to contribute, but its not a requirement or even mentioned any other place.

    Q: Will I get matched with a project
    A: Depends; some roles get matched during this meetup and some roles have to do self placement based on openings on teams.

    Q: I heard you switched to a webinar model from an in person zoom meeting.
    A: Yes, however, it's still very interactive. We use the first 40 minutes and several (secret) techniques to weed out the potential bombers. We did this because we were getting zoom bombed very hard. We tried every lock down setting that Zoom allows but the bombers were still disruptive. So we moved to the webinar model.

    Q: I got kicked out of the session, now what?
    A: Attend next week. We recommend you attend again and pay closer attention when we ask you for information. See the answer above (about zoom bombing) about why we can't be more accommodating.

    Q: What is Hack for LA's GitHub?
    A: github.com/hackforla

  • Hack for LA Civic Tech Volunteer Intro and ONBOARDING (online)

    Link visible for attendees

    We are volunteers coming together to make LA better for everyone!

    We are a group of designers, developers, product managers, and non-technical community activists. We're both experts and learners, so you can flex your skills or learn new ones while giving back at the same time!

    NEXT STEPS:

    1. Read WHAT IS COVERED IN THIS MEETUP
    2. Read FAQ
    3. RSVP here on meetup for this event & on Zoom Registration Link
    4. Read/Agree to our code of conduct: hackforla.org/conduct

    WHAT IS COVERED IN THIS MEETUP:
    Part 1

    1. What are Code for America and Hack for LA?
    2. What are the requirements for volunteers
    3. How do I benefit from joining Hack for LA?
    4. How do we operate and what tools do we use?
    5. How do I join the Community of Practice?
    6. Next Steps for new members

    Part 2 (self paced with support)

    1. GitHub Sign up & 2FA Setup
    2. Code of Conduct review and agreement
    3. Access the Slack Workspace
    4. Find your public LinkedIn URL
    5. Fill out the Onboarding Form
    6. More GitHub Settings
    7. Slack Introduction
    8. Software Engineers self test for placement
    9. UX Researchers self test for placement
    10. Everyone else (Designers, Writers, DevOps, Data Scientists) placement
    11. Next steps

    FAQ:
    Q: This meetup seems quite long, can I do it in two sessions?
    A: Yes, and during the meetup we will tell you how you can come back for part 2, if your schedule requires or you just want to think about being a member after you understand more.

    Q: I heard this meeting was longer than 1.5 hours, is that true?
    A: Depends; It can be as short as 1.5 hours and as long as 3. If you have no trouble following the instructions during the onboarding, it will be as short as 1.5 hours, if you need assistance, it will be up to 3 hours. But at 3 hours we end it no matter what.

    Q: Does membership cost money?
    A: No, we don't charge any membership fees or ask our members for money. Although there is a donation button on our website should you want to contribute, but its not a requirement or even mentioned any other place.

    Q: Will I get matched with a project
    A: Depends; some roles get matched during this meetup and some roles have to do self placement based on openings on teams.

    Q: I heard you switched to a webinar model from an in person zoom meeting.
    A: Yes, however, it's still very interactive. We use the first 40 minutes and several (secret) techniques to weed out the potential bombers. We did this because we were getting zoom bombed very hard. We tried every lock down setting that Zoom allows but the bombers were still disruptive. So we moved to the webinar model.

    Q: I got kicked out of the session, now what?
    A: Attend next week. We recommend you attend again and pay closer attention when we ask you for information. See the answer above (about zoom bombing) about why we can't be more accommodating.

    Q: What is Hack for LA's GitHub?
    A: github.com/hackforla

  • Hack for LA Civic Tech Volunteer Intro and ONBOARDING (online)

    Link visible for attendees

    We are volunteers coming together to make LA better for everyone!

    We are a group of designers, developers, product managers, and non-technical community activists. We're both experts and learners, so you can flex your skills or learn new ones while giving back at the same time!

    If you would like to discuss creating your own project around a civic tech idea, please contact the organizer! All our projects are open source and not for profit.

    SCHEDULE:
    Introductions
    Getting Started overview
    Q & A

    NEXT STEPS:

    1. RSVP here on meetup for this event.
    2. Read/Agree to our code of conduct: www.hackforla.org/conduct
    3. Invite yourself to our Slack workspace: www.hackforla.org/slack
    4. Signup for a free GitHub account: www.github.com (its where we do all our project management)

    Github: www.github.com/hackforla

  • Hack for LA Civic Tech Volunteer Intro and ONBOARDING (online)

    Link visible for attendees

    We are volunteers coming together to make LA better for everyone!

    We are a group of designers, developers, product managers, and non-technical community activists. We're both experts and learners, so you can flex your skills or learn new ones while giving back at the same time!

    If you would like to discuss creating your own project around a civic tech idea, please contact the organizer! All our projects are open source and not for profit.

    SCHEDULE:
    Introductions
    Getting Started overview
    Q & A

    NEXT STEPS:

    1. RSVP here on meetup for this event
    2. Read/Agree to our code of conduct: www.hackforla.org/conduct
    3. Invite yourself to our Slack workspace: www.hackforla.org/slack

    Github: www.github.com/hackforla

  • Hack for LA Civic Tech Volunteer Intro and ONBOARDING (online)

    Link visible for attendees

    We are volunteers coming together to make LA better for everyone!

    We are a group of designers, developers, product managers, and non-technical community activists. We're both experts and learners, so you can flex your skills or learn new ones while giving back at the same time!

    If you would like to discuss creating your own project around a civic tech idea, please contact the organizer! All our projects are open source and not for profit.

    SCHEDULE:
    Introductions
    Getting Started overview
    Q & A

    NEXT STEPS:

    1. RSVP here on meetup for this event.
    2. Read/Agree to our code of conduct: www.hackforla.org/conduct
    3. Invite yourself to our Slack workspace: www.hackforla.org/slack
    4. Signup for a free GitHub account: www.github.com (its where we do all our project management)

    Github: www.github.com/hackforla

  • Hack for LA Civic Tech Volunteer Intro and ONBOARDING (online)

    Link visible for attendees

    We are volunteers coming together to make LA better for everyone!

    We are a group of designers, developers, product managers, and non-technical community activists. We're both experts and learners, so you can flex your skills or learn new ones while giving back at the same time!

    If you would like to discuss creating your own project around a civic tech idea, please contact the organizer! All our projects are open source and not for profit.

    SCHEDULE:
    Introductions
    Getting Started overview
    Q & A

    NEXT STEPS:

    1. RSVP here on meetup for this event.
    2. Read/Agree to our code of conduct: www.hackforla.org/conduct
    3. Invite yourself to our Slack workspace: www.hackforla.org/slack
    4. Signup for a free GitHub account: www.github.com (its where we do all our project management)

    Github: www.github.com/hackforla

  • Hack for LA Civic Tech Volunteer Intro and ONBOARDING (online)

    Link visible for attendees

    We are volunteers coming together to make LA better for everyone!

    We are a group of designers, developers, product managers, and non-technical community activists. We're both experts and learners, so you can flex your skills or learn new ones while giving back at the same time!

    If you would like to discuss creating your own project around a civic tech idea, please contact the organizer! All our projects are open source and not for profit.

    SCHEDULE:
    Introductions
    Getting Started overview
    Q & A

    NEXT STEPS:

    1. RSVP here on meetup for this event
    2. Read/Agree to our code of conduct: www.hackforla.org/conduct
    3. Invite yourself to our Slack workspace: www.hackforla.org/slack

    Github: www.github.com/hackforla

  • Hack for LA Civic Tech Volunteer Intro and ONBOARDING (online)

    Link visible for attendees

    We are volunteers coming together to make LA better for everyone!

    We are a group of designers, developers, product managers, and non-technical community activists. We're both experts and learners, so you can flex your skills or learn new ones while giving back at the same time!

    If you would like to discuss creating your own project around a civic tech idea, please contact the organizer! All our projects are open source and not for profit.

    SCHEDULE:
    Introductions
    Getting Started overview
    Q & A

    NEXT STEPS:

    1. RSVP here on meetup for this event.
    2. Read/Agree to our code of conduct: www.hackforla.org/conduct
    3. Invite yourself to our Slack workspace: www.hackforla.org/slack
    4. Signup for a free GitHub account: www.github.com (its where we do all our project management)

    Github: www.github.com/hackforla

  • Hack for LA Civic Tech Volunteer Intro and ONBOARDING (online)

    Link visible for attendees

    We are volunteers coming together to make LA better for everyone!

    We are a group of designers, developers, product managers, and non-technical community activists. We're both experts and learners, so you can flex your skills or learn new ones while giving back at the same time!

    If you would like to discuss creating your own project around a civic tech idea, please contact the organizer! All our projects are open source and not for profit.

    SCHEDULE:
    Introductions
    Getting Started overview
    Q & A

    NEXT STEPS:

    1. RSVP here on meetup for this event
    2. Read/Agree to our code of conduct: www.hackforla.org/conduct
    3. Invite yourself to our Slack workspace: www.hackforla.org/slack

    Github: www.github.com/hackforla

  • Hack for LA Civic Tech Volunteer Intro and ONBOARDING (online)

    Link visible for attendees

    We are volunteers coming together to make LA better for everyone!

    We are a group of designers, developers, product managers, and non-technical community activists. We're both experts and learners, so you can flex your skills or learn new ones while giving back at the same time!

    If you would like to discuss creating your own project around a civic tech idea, please contact the organizer! All our projects are open source and not for profit.

    SCHEDULE:
    Introductions
    Getting Started overview
    Q & A

    NEXT STEPS:

    1. RSVP here on meetup for this event
    2. Read/Agree to our code of conduct: www.hackforla.org/conduct
    3. Invite yourself to our Slack workspace: www.hackforla.org/slack

    Github: www.github.com/hackforla