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Code for Chapel Hill

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** What we'll do: ** Looking for a meaningful volunteer opportunity? Help us improve the lives of residents of Chapel Hill and neighboring communities. Because of social distancing measures, meetings will take place on Zoom until further notice. This meeting is great for first-time attendees. We will discuss our organizational mission, how you can get involved, and update you on our current project. We currently have two main projects (see What to Know for more), but new project ideas are always welcome! Storytellers, Marketers, Programers, Engineers, designers, web developers, IT Professionals, those curious about data, and lovers of Chapel Hill are all welcome! Even if you are not a tech type, there are plenty of opportunities to use your skills. ** What to Know ** • This brigade meets twice a month at Town of Chapel Hill's Town Hall Room 344. The address is 405 M.L.K. Jr Blvd, Chapel Hill, NC 27514. • See the Code for Chapel Hill website (codeforchapelhill.com) for general information on projects. • See project Github pages for current issues and project goals. • Jump on the Slack page to see discussions on each project. Searching "-ch" will result in the channels related to the Code for Chapel Hill brigade. ** What to bring ** • A computer and some creative energy! • Project ideas! Review the ChapelHillOpenData.org site to review available datasets. Each meeting includes a pitch window for possible future projects. Your ideas could be our next project! ** Sample Project Night Schedule ** - 6:00 - 6:10: Mix and mingle - 6:10 - 6:20: --- CfA and CfCH Overviews --- Current Projects Summaries --- On-boarding Review - 6:20 - 7:40: Project Time / Hack Session - 7:40 - 7:50: New Project Pitches for upcoming meetings - 7:50 - 8:00: Progress Recaps and Action Items ** Sample Presentation Night Schedule ** - 6:00 - 6:10: Mix and mingle - 6:10 - 6:20: --- CfA and CfCH Overviews --- Current Projects Summaries --- On-boarding Review - 6:20 - 7:20: Presentations and Q&A - 7:30 - 7:50: Project Updates in teams - 7:50 - 8:00: Progress Recaps and Action Items Join Zoom Meeting https://unc.zoom.us/j/98460997862 Meeting ID:[masked]

Civic Tech Showcase - Virtual

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This meetup is a placeholder for our virtual event. RSVP here to show your support, but you need to register at EventBrite to get all the details on how to join: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/civic-tech-showcase-virtual-tickets-106423991022 Join Open Raleigh Brigade and NC Open Pass as they host a virtual Civic Tech Showcase Building off a spring series of Open Raleigh Brigade bi-weekly meetups, the Civic Tech Showcase will include presentations from RIoT, La French Tech, PublicInput.com, Code for Philly and Penn Medicine, and the North Carolina Campaign Finance Dashboard project. Linda Jones, Community Engagement Administrator, City of Raleigh will emcee the event.

Code for Durham: Civic Hacking Session

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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!

Open Raleigh Brigade (virtual) Community Night

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This meetup will be virtual using Zoom conferencing. The Open Raleigh Brigade is holding a series of meetups to support project work from the civic tech community. Come out and see how you can help make a positive impact. Technologists, designers, developers, data scientists, map makers, project managers, etc are welcome. This week, we are driving towards creating a minimum viable prototype for the Campaign Finance dashboard project (details below) | https://github.com/ncopenpass/CampaignFinance This meet-up will be virtual and you'll need to register in advance to get your sign-in credentials. We will start at approximately 6:05 pm. If Zoom is experiencing high loads, keep trying to join. Pre-meetup checklist: 1) Register to get your login details:https://codeforamerica.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIlcuGupj4iH90o9rtuQJpVn223SkKPt0ug 2) Download the Zoom client – Make sure you have the Zoom client downloaded from https://zoom.us/download#client_4meeting Virtual meeting best practices: - using your video is encouraged - mute your microphone when not speaking - use earbuds or a headset to eliminate background noises - feel free to use the chat to communicate during the meetup Schedule: 6:00 - 6:05 - Join / light networking 6:05 - 6:15 - Welcome, code of conduct, introductions 6:15 - 6:20 - Project updates 6:20 - 7:55 - Project work: - Austin and Schaffer tell us how they built the front and back ends and walk through what both look like; - We'll discuss instructions for how to tell others how to help clean data; - Consider/plan a data cleaning event. 7:55 - 8:00 - Wrap-up / next steps 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. Campaign Finance dashboard project A lack of easy access to campaign finance data — that any citizen can search, sort and understand — undermines a transparent democracy. Our ability as voters and citizens to understand the people and corporations who fund the campaigns of our elected officials is key to making sense of policy outcomes and ensuring our elected officials have the public interest in mind when making vital decisions. This project will put campaign finance for the General Assembly and statewide offices into an easily sortable and searchable dashboard to make sense of those who are funding campaigns of state leaders for use by citizens, journalists, activists, academics and others. More details at: https://docs.google.com/document/d/19pCiTs6qcPFSAMaGNNwS8GGmQ2qhcHjbDXqncLruxXo/

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Open Raleigh Brigade (virtual) Community Night

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