Demo Night Videos are Live!
March 23rd, 2022
Greetings Civic Hackers!
I am excited to share that we now have all the videos from our Demo Night on our YouTube channel. If you did not get a chance to attend the event in person I hope you will take the opportunity to watch and learn about the impactful work our volunteers have done over the past two years.
What We’re Reading and Watching:
- Bloomberg Philanthropies is investing in data capacity for cities. Worth checking out if your city is interested in building its data capacity.
- The CDC is asking its staff to improve how it collects health data.
- Frustration: One Year with R is a hypercritical tome on the challenges of using the R programming language. I personally prefer to do data science in Ruby and Python.
- Dan Hon now has an ebook collection of his essays on technology including many with a Civic Tech bend.
Matt & The Code for Boston Team
The Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) seeks a Regional Planning Data Analyst to support the agency’s work on land use planning and policy, with a particular focus on climate change. In this role, the analyst will compile tabular data; create new spatial datasets, conduct analysis and modeling; and prepare maps, charts, and written summaries for publication in planning reports. The products of this work will be used by Metro Boston’s communities to reduce their carbon footprint, prepare for a changing climate, and advance other regional goals. This is a position for someone committed to advancing the sustainable, equitable development of the region through inclusive, empowering, and data-driven public processes.
- Draft for donations page for Mass Recreational Consumer Council.
- Pushing forward on testing framework worked out issues with cucumber.
- Last week Harlan popped by and offered guidance.
- Partner presented some really great ArcGIS maps to inspire us towards Mapbox design in React.
Police Data Trust
- Did work on linking database with front end. Application linking with AWS.
- Preparing for fundraising kick-off in Houston.
- Mocked up filtering testimonies
- Checkboxes for emailing testimony to legislators now working.
- Current committee and city now visible in the Bills view.
- Added user profile fields.