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Code for Chapel Hill

August 11 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Looking for a meaningful volunteer opportunity? Help Code for Chapel Hill improve the lives of residents of Chapel Hill and neighboring communities.

Code for Chapel Hill currently have two main projects (see What to Know for more), but new project ideas are always welcome!

Storytellers, Marketers, Programmers, Engineers, designers, web developers, IT Professionals, those curious about data, and lovers of Chapel Hill are all welcome! Even if you are not a tech type, there are plenty of opportunities to use your skills.

** What to Know **
• On the 28th, discuss and show an example of a Data Story, an online portal with the Town of Chapel Hill to increase transparency in Chapel Hill’s data collection.
• Someone from the Raleigh brigade come and talk to us about their campaign finance project.
• See the Code for Chapel Hill website (codeforchapelhill.com) for general information on projects.
• See project Github pages for current issues and project goals.
• Jump on the Slack page to see discussions on each project. Searching “-ch” will result in the channels related to the Code for Chapel Hill brigade.
Slack Invite Link: https://join.slack.com/t/open-nc/shared_invite/zt-fr1zwqvo-VX0b_1ajTk7CYCGE1VGceQ (expires August 6th)

** What to bring **
• A computer and some creative energy!
• Project ideas! Review the ChapelHillOpenData.org site to review available datasets. Each meeting includes a pitch window for possible future projects. Your ideas could be our next project!

** Sample Project Night Schedule **
– 6:00 – 6:10: Mix and mingle
– 6:10 – 6:20:
— CfA and CfCH Overviews
— Current Projects Summaries
— On-boarding Review
– 6:20 – 7:40: Project Time / Hack Session
– 7:40 – 7:50: New Project Pitches for upcoming meetings
– 7:50 – 8:00: Progress Recaps and Action Items

** Sample Presentation Night Schedule **
– 6:00 – 6:10: Mix and mingle
– 6:10 – 6:20:
— CfA and CfCH Overviews
— Current Projects Summaries
— On-boarding Review
– 6:20 – 7:20: Presentations and Q&A
– 7:30 – 7:50: Project Updates in teams
– 7:50 – 8:00: Progress Recaps and Action Items

 

To learn more and register, click here.

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Date:
August 11
Time:
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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