The National Day of Civic Hacking is upon us! Code for America is putting a lot of resources behind making this a brigade-wide event of collective action. They’ve provided resources to help brigades towards that goal:
Code for America’s National Day of Civic Hacking toolkit. This has tons of information about CfA’s philosophy on the day, as well as definitive actions Brigades can take.
October event- Registration for the Code for America Brigade Conference is now open!
From CfA itself:
Remember, National Day (Sept 21), coincides with National Expungement Week (N.E.W), where local and national groups in the criminal justice space are organizing more than 35 events across the country. Most of these events overlap with Brigade cities. Importantly, the tactics selected by Brigade Leaders are not dependent on whether or not there is a N.E.W. event in your city. Check out the toolkit for more info.
If you would like to lead the CfB NDoCH effort this year, talk to Captain Brandon Minor at
brandon ~ at ~ codeforboulder.org (or on Slack, or just at a meeting!).
Upswing (#proj-upswyng): coming along. hoping to deploy next month
Global Charity Fund (#proj-kalicos): still cleaning up the server. Additional ideas will have to be vetted by the group
Teaching Boulder (#general): The Open Data team is working on a curriculum. They’re going to start on Tableau, and then PowerBI. Other subjects on the table are R, Python, data cleaning, Excel, etc. Those interested in teaching should fill out this Google Form. LAST CALL!!!!
Code for Boulder website (#proj-cfb-website): No progress :(
Invited the National Expungement Week (N.E.W.) organizers to our meeting next week. Website: https://www.offtherecord.us/
Welcome Scott and Marty!