Our 2018 National Day of Civic Hacking event was remarkable in many ways, as much for the commitment of the nonprofit organizations who brought us event day challenges, as for the fantastic team of developers and civic technologist who turned out for our August 11 event and continue working on the projects today. This is part II of our National Day of Civic Hacking recap. You can find Part I here.
Join us for a special Code for Tampa Bay meetup with guest speaker, Steve Spiker, of Measures for Justice who will be sharing the work being done in Oakland, and here in Florida, with the launch of a new Data Fellowship effort here in the Sunshine State.
Steve ‘Spike’ Spiker joined Measures for Justice in 2018 as their Data Evangelist, where he supports the outreach teams, works on standards, the data fellowship program and building vendor relationships.
Spike has been a mentor with Code for America and co-founded and led OpenOakland, a civic innovation organization where he worked on opendata policies, community engagement and open source tech development with local government agencies.
Our 2018 National Day of Civic Hacking event was one of the best we’ve ever held, both for the commitment of the nonprofit organizations who brought us event day challenges, and for the fantastic team of developers and civic technologists who turned out for our August 11 event and continue working on the projects today.
Despite the late development of having to cancel our hoped for St. Petersburg event, most of the nearly 60 registered participants gamely switched over to our Tampa event, held at the Industrious Center and generously supported by The Ledger , Covered Web Services and Inside the Box Catering.