Code for Durham: Bloomberg Innovation Team (Amnesty Project) + Civic Hacking

2018-03-20
Organizer: Triangle Code for America
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Tonight's Agenda:

• 5:30-5:45p: Mingle / Chat / Get settled

• 5:45-6p: Welcome / Group introductions

• 6-6:15p: Guest Speaker + Q&A
Tonight's speaker: Darin Johnson, Data Analyst (Durham Innovation Team)
Topic: Amnesty project and related data projects
Additional Info:
- City of Durham's Bloomberg Innovation Team: http://durhamnc.gov/3238/Innovation-Team
- "A Small Team inside Durham’s City Hall Is Tackling the Big Challenge of Residents Returning from Incarceration" https://www.indyweek.com/indyweek/a-small-team-inside-durhams-city-hall-is-tackling-the-big-challenge-of-residents-returning-from-incarceration/Content?oid=9836607
- "Putting ex-offenders back in the driver's seat" https://medium.com/@BloombergCities/putting-ex-offenders-back-in-the-drivers-seat-e22352a53683
- "How rethinking your workspace can spur innovation: Durham, N.C.: A former print shop becomes the ‘Innovation Lab’" https://medium.com/@BloombergCities/how-rethinking-your-workspace-can-spur-innovation-ef6ff553b75b

• 6:15-6:30p: Announcements / Project updates

• 6:30-8p: Break into groups & work on projects
- If you're new to Code for Durham, see Dane for a brief orientation.

• 8-8:30p: Share project progress with group

For first timers trying to get the most out of the night, you should bring your laptop, explore www.codefordurham.com (http://www.codefordurham.com/) (& register) 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), explore the U.S. Digital Services playbook (https://t.yesware.com/tl/fae269bee19aeb8e251ae5d887b063a941581f3a/22c9eab162496947b4067f64310ba4f7/61105d4a10f10042bff97b21011655e8?ytl=http%3A%2F%2Fplaybook.cio.gov%2F) for the basic principles we try to apply to every project, or get inspired by some of the Code for America 2015 Summit videos (https://www.youtube.com/user/CodeforAmerica/playlists) sessions with amazing speakers

*Attendance implies consent to our Code of Conduct (https://github.com/codeforamerica/codeofconduct).

What is a hacknight?

This is a 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.

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

* learn about tools for local empowerment, open data, smart and open government

Bring your laptop, ideas, projects, maps, data, and questions. Collectively, we will try to answer them.

Have fun. Do good.

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Poster: triangletech