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Civic Hacking Night at the Hub

Come work on civic technology projects at the Seattle Hub!

We'll be using their 2nd floor workspace – so it'll be a much better meetup environment than trying to fit into a busy cafe.

Work on projects like http://seattlewiki.net, the project your team worked on during the June 1 hackathon, bring a new project, or just hang out, learn, and meet folks.

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  • Greg B.

    FYI for people thinking about what to do, the field is wide open. I started playing with the SeattleWiki API, thinking about something I could do with the photos. I ended up coming up with a content hack instead of a code hack...

    Go to: http://seattlewiki.net/tags/needsphoto

    Pick 5 places you've never been before. Go take photos and upload them. You help populate all these place pages with photos while discovering parts of Seattle you've never been to.

    1 · July 25, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Good info! This was my first meetup with the group, so I'm not exactly sure how to jump in.

      July 25, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I'm a photographer and would enjoy contributing content like that as well.

      1 · July 25, 2013

  • Jesse C.

    Couldn't make it last night but I have an idea for a civic project. It might be possible to use or extend the existing OS 'Adopt A ...' app for this but I just heard a story on NPR about problems with dead-beat Adopt a Highway organizations; i.e. groups adopt a highway then never clean it.

    Seems like it might be useful to build an app that maps the adopted highways, allows reports on each section's status ( e.g. needs cleaning, recently cleaned, etc) to be submitted by citizens or the groups themselves. This would provide public accountability to the adopting groups and maybe help keep or roads cleaner.

    Thoughts?

    2 · July 25, 2013

    • Jesse C.

      Great. I usually work out of the HUB so that makes it easy for me.

      1 · July 25, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      That sounds like a great idea!

      1 · July 25, 2013

  • Eleanor

    Sorry, can't make it out, hopefully next time

    July 24, 2013

  • seth v.

    The Hub's front door locks at 6 p.m., so if you get here after that you can call me at[masked] and I'll let you in.

    July 24, 2013

  • Greg B.

    Stuck in traffic on 520, sitting on the bus next to a woman with an extremely fragrant boquet of flowers for over 30 mins, bus is crammed to the gills, and we haven't reached the lake yet. Gonna be late.

    July 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Work. =(

    July 24, 2013

  • Eleanor

    Hi!
    I am 50/50 on attending, what sorts of projects are already being worked on?
    I have a few ideas, but I'm just learning to code.
    Hopefully I'll have the energy after work to drag myself out there :)

    1 · July 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Does it cost anything either through the meetup or through HUB?

    1 · July 16, 2013

    • seth v.

      Nope, it's free.

      July 16, 2013

  • Greg B.

    Will there be food & beverages provided or is it BYO? No problem if it's BYO, but need to know. Hate for it to go all Donner party.

    1 · July 15, 2013

    • seth v.

      Bring your own food this time. We might have minimal snacks, and there will be water/coffee available.

      July 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    New member, would like to attend. However, did you know there were two other large-ish meetups going on at this time? Beers for Engineers (http://www.meetup.com/BeerswithEngineers/events/128643712/) and Seattle Scalability (http://www.meetup.com/Seattle-Hadoop-HBase-NoSQL-Meetup/events/119473562/) are both meeting.

    July 13, 2013

    • seth v.

      It is difficult to find a night without conflict/overlap with other events. We'll be doing more of these in the future, though, so there'll be more chances!

      July 15, 2013

  • Pat T.

    Whoops...I'll be at OSCON.

    July 12, 2013

  • Jeremy G. K.

    Does anybody going to this have a project they'd like to advertise, our in which you're seeking support? Let us -- those of us on the fence about spending the evening out -- know what you're working on, and why we should come hack in it with you!

    1 · July 10, 2013

    • seth v.

      Awesome, that's a good idea!. I'll be working on tools for importing/exporting data to/from SeattleWiki.net, a LocalWiki site. So far CfS folks have created a ruby client (https://github.com/cod...­) and a node.js client (https://github.com/cod...­) for the LocalWiki api. The goal for this work is to make it easier for folks to seed a new LocalWiki site with content, and to create apps based on content in a LocalWiki site. More about LocalWiki (built on django) here: http://localwiki.org­.

      July 10, 2013

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