We miss you, and are bringing back civic hack nights to NYC. This time, we’re doing this a bit differently.
Join us for a monthly project night to demystify technology, data, and design. Hack nights are for technologists, designers, developers, data scientists, map makers, civil servants, and activists who are working on "civic technology" projects. Consider this to be community office hours to improve you and the city.
Grab your internet connected device that can plug into a zoom meeting, connect your power supply, grab a headset and notepad. Note — we will be using zoom to host these meetups and for presenters to share their screens. Therefore, you might want a larger screen.
Hack nights are for you to:
* learn about open source civic tech projects,
* get inspired to start a new project,
* get feedback from your neighbors, or
* learn about tools, data sets, or design practices for local empowerment, open data, and open government.
This month’s presenters:
* Intro.nyc — an alternative interface to New York City Council’s API < https://legistar.council.nyc.gov/Calendar.aspx > presented by Jehiah Czebotar.
* Testingsites.nyc and testinglines.nyc — alternative interfaces to NYC’s covid-19 testing finder and wait times websites presented by Ellie Frymire and Chris Barna.
* WeGovNYC — this databook project normalizes NYC Open Data and lets people build tools off of that normalized presented by Devin Balkind.
* Blockparty.studio — a tool working to make Community Board meetings more accessible would be presented by Sarah Sachs.
***This event will be recorded.***