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June 6th to 7th
Join local designers, developers, doers and
thinkers with a passion for making local government work better
through technology.
SIGN UP for Hack Kansas City which takes place June 6-7, 2015 at
the UMKC School of Law. Join local designers, developers, doers and
thinkers with a passion for making local government work better
through technology.
 What is Hack Kansas City?
A place for creating Civic Good by bringing together urbanists, hackers,
government staff, developers, designers and community organizers
to collaborate in building new solutions using publicly-released data,
open technology and design processes.
Mary H Frustrated with traditional hackathons? Hack KC starts with a two-day event, but we plan for projects to continue through the fall.  Code for KC will support your team and help you create a great civic project.
Paul B This is a part of National Day of Civic Hacking
Who should come?
Anyone can participate. You just have to care about your neighborhood and community. 
Mary H At the very least we need:
  • People with vision and passion
  • People with expertise in all sorts of areas (see project ideas below)
  • Usability designers and graphic designers
  • Writers
  • Coders and testers
  • You!
Paul B What can I work on?
We have projects planned, but if you have an idea, let's hear it. Planned projects include: 
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  • Helping neighborhoods find and use the information they need. For example, what new businesses are opening? What building demolitions are planned? What upcoming road projects will affect the neighborhood?  Read more >>
  • Transportation solutions for bus and streetcar riders, cyclists and pedestrians.  Read more >>
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  • Raising awareness about historic places we are losing in KCRead more >>
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  • Mapping good things in KC such as STEM projects, where to get flu shots, where to get your taxes done, and much more.  Read more >>
 How do I get involved?
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  1. First. sign up. It is freeeeee!
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  1. Check out the ideas we have, or come up with some of your own.
  1. Submit a project, or connect to an existing project.
Paul B We are in the process of forming teams now, and also have some ideas
that need leaders.  See the ideas, projects, and teams at our HackPad
In the next two weeks we will start scheduling team meetings (either in person, by phone or online).  This way we
can make sure each team has what it needs on the day of Hack KC.
What will I get out of it?
You'll work on solving local problems with your ideas. Do you think that one of your
idea can change your town or have a positive impact in your group
of people? Bring your idea notebook with you and start making a
positive change in your local community.
You'll build your network. HACK KC works hard to recruit high quality,
driven entrepreneurs- like you!
You'll learn new skills. With a whole weekend dedicated to letting your
creative juices flow, HACK KC are perfect opportunities to work on
a new platform, learn a new programming language, or give marketing
a try.  With nothing to lose there‚Äôs no reason not to step outside
your comfort zone.
You'll have fun. During the weekend working alongside awesome people who
share your ideas. HACK KC is meant to be fun and entertaining so
enjoy it.
Do I need to live in KC?
Mary H Don't let that stop you.  We want to help the entire Kansas City area and would love to have you.
Paul B Can't make it?
 No worries, you can still help by looking at the Civic Issue Finder
and finding a something to work on any time.
 Prior to June 6th: There will be at least on team meeting, face to face or electronic, 
  •  to determine team members, and 
  •  resources that will be needed for the project.
Mary H Saturday you will:
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  • Get your team together
  • Define the problem and solution
  • Start on the design and coding of your solution
Sunday you will:
  • Create a road map for the project
  • Present your work to date
In July teams will present progress at an all-hands meeting.  Date TBD.
In October/November final presentations will be made along with celebration. Date TBD.
Mary H Details
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  • Saturday June 6th
10:00 Registration               Arrive and get checked in
10:30 Project Pitches             5 minutes for each team to pitch their project
11:00 Form Teams                 This is the opportunity for those that are not on a team to find a team they can join.
11:15 Ice Breaker
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Meeting setup:
  1. Tuesday: Send Announcement to Meetup, Google+, Twitter
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  1. Get recycle bin
  1. Verify wifi is working
  1. Setup Google hangout
  1. Order food
  1. Restock drinks, Soda, Water, Beer
  1. Name tags
Have a civic project you want help with?
Want to help improve your city?
Join us Monday June 16th at Snow & Co. and  join the conversation with other Kansas City Brigade members.  We will discuss recent activities, changes in the Brigade, possible projects, and upcoming meetings!
Your first drink is on the Brigade!
Project Lineup with Stakeholder 
  • Teardown Tattler - Rick Usher
  • Zero traffic related deaths in Kansas City - 
  • Bridging the Digital Divide
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Paul B NDoCH - CFG - Lesson List
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  • Social Security Tasks the Elderly need to do
  • Check Bank account
  • Setup a PayPal account
  • How to check the weather (Paul)
  • How to use google maps (Mary)
  • How find bus routes
  • How to find XYZ on the internet
  • How to use LinkedIn
  • How to do Google Searches (Mary)
  • Googling Food Nutrition Info (Andrew)
  • Change the Text in a document created using word
  • Signing up for Medicare or the ACA
  • How to read the newspaper online (paul)
  • How to search for employment with Google (Jarrett)
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  • Writing
It helps to create an objective for lessons:
  • What does the learner need to DO?
  • NOT
  • What does the learner need to know?
For each lesson write this statement:
"When you finish this lesson, you will be able to ... "  [set up a gmail account, find a pizza place online, etc]
After you've written the lesson, see if it meets your objective.
If not, edit the lesson.
  • Teach
Skill  - Basic Web Skill
   Web Service - Google Maps - CFG
  •    Lesson 
  • Open Data Census
Asset Disclosure State Website
Budget Yes
Business Listings Yes
Campaign Finance Contributions State Website
Code Enforcement Violations Yes through 311
Construction Permits Historical Information
Crime Yes
Lobbyist Activity State Website
Procurement Contracts City Website
Property Assessment County Website
Property Deeds County Website
Public Buildings Yes
Restaurant Inspections Yes
Service Requests Yes
Spending Yes
Transit Yes
Zonin Yes
  • Other
http://codeforamerica.github.io/citizen-onboard/ - Audit and give constructive input to web sites on how to improve the UI of the web site.
http://streetmix.net/-/13031 - Design your own street
http://www.transitmix.net/ - In process, allows you to create a new bus rout and estimate its cost

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