Unconferences and hackathons are powerful events for building a space in which everybody can impact the world they live in. What does it take to put on these events? From handling the logistics (book a venue, order food) to focusing energy (setting a theme, inviting participants), let's talk about everything that needs to happen to make a great unconference or hackathon.
Whether it be a language barrier, the complexity of "government speak," or some other unknown thing, how can organizers, technologists, government agents, and/or politicians, how can we build government data that is accessible, inclusive, and equitable to the communities of color who are most disenfranchised in the Twin Cities and beyond.
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 »