What is the future of Oakland?
This year's theme, Oakland Futures, spotlights an opportunity to collaborate with other engaged community members on new ways to merge existing and emerging technology with the vast amount of data available to the public through President Barack Obama's Open Government Initiative. Each location will have 1-2 site leaders, who will serve as guides for all related activities. Community members are encouraged to bring their questions, concerns, and ideas in order to come up with at least one tangible outcome to push forward at the end of the event.
About National Day of Civic Hacking
National Day of Civic Hacking is a nationwide day of action where developers, government employees, designers, journalists, data scientists, nonprofit employees, UX designers, and community members who care about their communities come together to host civic tech events leveraging their skills to help their community. This year's event brings together a number of organizations, including Code for America and regional brigades, Secondmuse, and NASA.
June 4, 2016 from 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Like last year's OpenOakland Everywhere, this year's two locations will serve as hotspots of civic hacking with some important updates. The first location, Asian Resource Center, is the primary location for community members and technologists interested in working on an existing OpenOakland project or very defined project ideas around voter engagement, crime data, and fair housing. The second location is for the broader community who hella heart Oakland and have nascent ideas that could eventually become standalone projects.
11:00 AM to 4:00 PM - Civic Hacking
4:00 PM to 5:00 PM - Report-Backs
5:00 PM to 6:00 PM - Real-Time Connections (TBD, Downtown Oakland)
We've put together a set of documents we are calling "OpenOakland 1-2-3" to help community members onboard quickly and efficiently. They are:
For those collaborating with us remotely, please follow us on Twitter (@openoakland #oaklandfutures) and Slack (slack.openoakland.org, channel: #oaklandfutures).