OpenMaine Monthly Virtual Meetup

Thu., October 15, 2020, 6:00 PM

LOCATION: Online - Link Sent with Meetup Registration

Once a month we gather to discuss and build civic technology.

In October, our meeting will be devoted to creating content for maineballot.org. Specifically, we know that Portland has six ballot questions, and will create content for those. (If you'd like to focus on another municipality, that would be great, too.)

See:
https://maineballot.org/
https://github.com/OpenMaine/maineballot/issues

Other OpenMaine issues to work on here: https://github.com/orgs/OpenMaine/projects/7

What is civic technology?
Civic technology is the practice of applying rapid prototyping and user centered design to solve civic problems such as voting, budgeting, parking, transit, community engagement, etc., (to name just a few). Civic technologists believe that government services can be efficient, equitable, and open.

We are a Code for America brigade. Learn about Code for America's brigade program here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mYzMl_HnEZU

Everyone is welcome from all backgrounds and skill levels. We suggest bringing a laptop (encouraged, but not required) if you think you'd like to dive in on a project. We share what we are working on at the beginning of each Meetup and introduce all attendees to our Code of Conduct and meeting style. We then have a short featured speaker and a discussion. Project teams are invited to work after the featured speaker, if they like.

So, come hack your city! Everyone is welcome.

To connect with us outside of the meetings:
From our website: http://openmaine.org
You can find info to sign up with us on Slack, follow us on Facebook and Twitter, and get to our GitHub repository.

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