For this awesome, one-day civic hack day, we will have a little bit for everyone. If you are interested in building civic apps, we have some high value data sets for you to chew on. If you are interested in developing NYC’s 21st Century technology policy, we will have thought leaders for you to debate. If you don’t know where to start, we will have previous BigApps winners walk you though the concept of building a civic app.
The day will be broken down into three tracks…
1. BEGINNER (Technical and non-technical) – Idea-a-thon! Let’s prototype civic apps based on Civic Data! Come learn from Ontodia, BigApps 3.0 grand prize winners, and learn how to build awesome civic apps.
2. ADVANCED (Technical) – A mini-race for reuse by taking Code For America’s Open Source apps and tailor them to NYC.
3. POLICY FOCUS (Non-technical) – Plan for the future! Discuss the future of NYC’s Internet access, Education Policy, Open Government, and Technology Industry Policy.
Attendance is $5, and there are less than a dozen spots left, so if you’re interested, you should check it out now!
Make a robot friend with Adafruit’s CRICKIT – A Creative Robotics & Interactive Construction Kit. It’s an add-on to our popular Circuit Playground Express, FEATHER and other platforms to make and program robots with CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. Start controlling motors, servos, solenoids. You also get signal pins, capacitive touch sensors, a NeoPixel driver and amplified speaker output. It complements & extends your boards so you can still use all the goodies on the microcontroller, now you have a robotics playground as well.