Let's talk about how Drupal, an open-source content management system, can be used to to build community and engage citizens. Have you used Drupal for any civic engagement or open data projects? Are you considering Drupal for any civic engagement or open data projects? Are you aware of any Drupal modules or distributions that are specifically useful for these kinds of projects? Are you interested in connecting with ...more »
A beginner's overview of a new generation online map-building tools, from CartoDB to MapBox to Leaflet, and some of their constituent technologies including CartoCSS, GeoJSON, Mapnik, d3js and more.
Let's dig into national stats on Civic Engagement in the Digital Age from the Pew Internet and American Life Project. And then come up with Minnesota solutions to raising new and more representative solutions in civic tech.
Wanting to focus ideas on utilizing the underutilized in our societies. There are the unemployed, under employed, immigrants, a huge wave of retirees, immigrants, college grads. If motivated, can and will contribute to our society, yet we dont have a system to do so. Lets brainstorm and find ways to make it happen. Through dreams, intrinsic motivators, education and economics.
How would you make the Twin Cities a better place? What would you do first?
There are a lot of things that Minneapolis and St. Paul do right. Let's talk about those things too.
This would be an open discussion
Come and share your input: from wishlist ideas to technical suggestions, we'd love to hear your ideas on how cities can more effectively get the word out about parks and recreation offerings. We'll organize a few group activities focused on finding creative solutions for effective parks and recreation outreach as well as host a brainstorming session on technical ideas to make it easy for cities to compile and openly ...more »
There has been some talk about how minorities in the U.S. use computers and the Internet at lower rates than whites. With technology being the new doorway to employment, civic engagement, health, and education, what is the reality of communities that are bridged from access?
Digital currencies, smartphones, company loyalty/incentives, micro-credit, free-lancers, project-based work, start-ups, local community engagement, social responsibility. The reliance on government tender is eroding. Soon, money will be eclipsed by other representations of value such as relationships, skills, experiences, favors, social capital. The economy of the future is one that does not rely on legal tender as ...more »
Those who have lots of money and connections can live in our community without ever interacting with those who have less, but those interactions must happen for our community to thrive. There are two reasons: #1 When the haves and have-nots are not communicating, our communities fracture along the boundaries between these two groups. #2 Ideas are wonderful, but if the person with those ideas is not connected to the right ...more »
Often, we use the website to share information, and schedule a meeting through doodle, registering people through eventbrite, getting donation through paypal. It's time to do all these in one website - sharing info, taking actions and creating network - all in one.
What are the most valuable datasets that the public should have easy, web-based access to? Of those, which ones are already available? What can be done to improve access to the others? And what format should the access be -- searchable datasets, interactive maps, downloadable datasets, other format?
Let's discuss how you or your organization can solicit and accept on-line donations (items or cash) from concerned and interested parties