The project is a continuation of Hack for MN. We are collaborating with E-Democracy.org to create an online tool that helps neighbors connect at the hyper local (or block) level by giving users the ability to share information and messages with neighbors and to control how far they share information. In this session we're hoping to gather feedback on what we've done, collect new ideas, and encourage participation in ...more »
I am a board member for the Lynnhurst Neighborhood Association in Minneapolis. We are looking to get greater engagement in the neighborhood from our ~5,500 residents, and we'd like to measure some of that. I'd like to develop a suite of apps like Adopt-a-Hydrant that we can launch on our website as part of neighborhood marketing campaign. The idea is to give people a set of activities they can engage in to help out. Adopt-a-drain ...more »
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.
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 »
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 »