Next Meetup

Open Cleveland's Regular Meetup/Hack Night
Presentation: TBD We've recently launched Cleveland Lots (http://clevelandlots.org) , - an online site to apply for stewardship of the vacant lot next door to you, a couple months ago and still have plenty of opportunities to get involved, whether it's copyediting, managing our AWS instance, or improving python/django code. https://github.com/opencleveland/large-lots RTA released an API of vehicles' real-time locations! Interested to delve more into the data and using RTA's data to improve service and make it easier for fellow Clevelanders to use the RTA, analyze RTA buses if they arrive on schedule, measure coverage and frequency, or any other ideas with the data? (see https://github.com/luqmaan/awesome-transit for some ideas). We'll have space and time to hack on our projects or your own projects if you'd like. Bring your project ideas and suggestions. Is Open Cleveland for you? If you have an idea of a project that can help improve a local government? Want to see what other kind of projects that we work on and would be a good idea? See our project list https://docs.google.com/document/d/13oSUlmVNbhYNYXCnoRbJGdOp9pGnEcoeMPLvsGesKM8/edit and our current projects at http://www.opencleveland.org/projects/details/ If you're a local govt official or employee, share your experiences with data sharing in your workplace and find out how you can share the data that's available to you and promote open data policies there. So, come join developers, designers, data geeks, civic leaders, organizers, idea-makers, and anyone else who is interested learning about our brigade, civic technology, and open data. Programming experience is not necessary! A laptop is strongly encouraged but not required. Open Cleveland is a Code For America Brigade. To learn more about us, visit http://www.opencleveland.org To learn more about Code For America and Brigades, visit http://www.codeforamerica.org/brigade/about All Open Cleveland events are under our Code of Conduct (https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Efp-sZpmiuscsTtxeCjkHk5X5JUpF93G1cf0vrvMFxI/edit) The RTA Healthline has a stop that is a block or 2 away; the building is ADA accessible, and there is free parking off of East 69th.

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What we're about

Open Cleveland

We are a Code for America Brigade (http://codeforamerica.org/brigade), which means we're volunteers that contribute our talents toward improving the way our local governments and community organizations use the web. The Brigade is about action and you're here because you are someone who takes action.

• get work done on civic projects

• start a new project, or find one to join (all backgrounds welcome!)

• bounce ideas and get help from tech and government experts

• learn about open data, smart cities, and open government

Learn more here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n4EhJ898r-k

Collaborate to build apps and visualizations, clean up unstructured data, catalog public datasets, create new projects to transform our region; check out an event on the calendar for more on how Civic Hack Nights work.

Tweets at @opencleveland (https://twitter.com/opencleveland)

Our Friends, Open Geo Cleveland

Open Geo Cleveland aims to be a resource for people to discuss and share knowledge on utilizing free geographic data sets especially OpenStreetMap, and Open geo-spatial software that manages, edits, and displays geographic data, and advocate for its use in Northeast Ohio. We're also a maptime (http://www.twitter.com/hackforcle) chapter =)

Tweets at @opengeocle (https://twitter.com/opengeocle).

On Civic Hacking.

"A civic hacker is an open source software developer who uses his or her skills to make their community and country a better place. ... A civic hacker will just do something, not asking for permission, ignoring government bureaucracy, in order to build tools and technologies with a civic-minded bent."

-- Luigi Montanez

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