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!
Stop breadboarding and soldering – start making immediately! Adafruit’s Circuit Playground is jam-packed with LEDs, sensors, buttons, alligator clip pads and more. Build projects with Circuit Playground in a few minutes with the drag-and-drop MakeCode programming site, learn computer science using the CS Discoveries class on code.org, jump into CircuitPython to learn Python and hardware together, or even use Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for MakeCode, CircuitPython, and Arduino. It has a powerful processor, 10 NeoPixels, mini speaker, InfraRed receive and transmit, two buttons, a switch, 14 alligator clip pads, and lots of sensors: capacitive touch, IR proximity, temperature, light, motion and sound. A whole wide world of electronics and coding is waiting for you, and it fits in the palm of your hand.