Tonight's speaker: Carolyn Kreuger, Program Director of Kids Voting Durham
Kids Voting Durham is a non-partisan, non-profit organization that helps Durham’s young people understand and believe in the power they have as active citizens and informed voters. The organization provides young people in Durham County with an opportunity to vote on the same issues and candidates as adults on Election Day, offering them an authentic election experience at community polling sites and in their schools.
Come join us to learn more about Kids Voting Durham and to discuss how to use technology to promote youth (and parent) civic engagement.
• 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!----