It’s shaping up to be a busy summer. Lessig’s film opens tomorrow, along with the monthly Code for Seattle @ Socrata meetup. This Saturday is Discover Technology, a showcase of civic tech in Seattle.
I’ll be talking about what a civic hacking organization looks like at Linux Fest NorthWest in April. Code for Seattle is a brigade of civic-minded hackers. We’ll talk about how we’ve organized hackathons, a weekly meetup, and successfully navigated the government bureaucracy as a small group of volunteers.
Seattle Open Data Day
As covered by the CS department blog, and on twitter at #SeaOpenData.
Scott said he’s setting aside his innate skepticism about working with police. “If we want them to work for us, how can they do that if we don’t tell them what we want?” he said. -Seattle Times
Code for Seattle 2015
An exercise I’m in the process of completing is thinking about how we’d like to see the code for seattle organization grow and evolve in 2015. For reference, the document is beginning to taking shape and will live for posterity on the organization website. I’m really excited about the trajectory that the code for america… Continue reading Code for Seattle 2015
I’m super happy to see seattleicons.org actually exist. The iconathon occurred at code-across america last month, and with a bit of polish it should have an outcome of a cool set of open icons for use around the city.