Bring it back, that old Civic Hack

Following up on the success of the CT Civic Hackathon we hosted on June 1st (blog recap), we're hosting a more casual Civic Hack Night on Wednesday, August 28th.


  • The first 30 minutes will feature a brief presentation (speaker TBD) on a civic dataset and data visualization, followed by a Q&A.
  • The remainder of the meetup will be an open format. This is not a hackathon: no demos, presentations or judging.
  • This is a technology/language/platform/tool-agnostic meetup. Develop in/on anything.
  • Designers are welcome, encouraged and needed! Think infographics, DataViz, etc.
  • Theme: we encourage any type of civic-related hacking, such as projects that utilize the read/write #Open311 standard, #OpenData sources, or #OpenGov initiatives. Here are a few relevant datasets to get you started:
  • There will be pizza & beer. NB: if you have gluten-free and vegan needs, please email me ahead of time.

RSVP on the New Haven IO meetup, where you can also share other datasets, or any project ideas/plans.

Hope to see you there!


ps. Nice job catching the KRS-One reference in the title (famously sampled by Beastie Boys on "Alive").