Code for Boston was thrilled to welcome back (temporarily, at least), one of our favorite developers, Thad Kerosky for tonight’s weekly hack night – and on his birthday, no less! Thad moved to Washington, DC a while back and we’ve missed him terribly. It was great to see him! If only Los Angeles would send Liam Morley back to us…
We had a bunch of new members from Launch Academy tonight who all expressed an interest in using their newfound coding skills to help build something to better their community.
We’ve noticed an uptick in new members without specific coding skills lately, which is great! We love researchers, anthropologists, ethnographers, writers, or anyone else who has a skill and a talent to utilize for the greater good. We always tell people that “Code” for Boston is a bit of a mis-nomer, as we do so much more than just coding! Everyone is welcome.
When our new members were released out into the world (i.e. the larger hack night group), after orientation, many gravitated towards a team working on FirstToDisclose.info, a project designed to share ideas about patent infrastructure.
Dan Moore, Webmaster/Web Developer for the City of Somerville was in attendance tonight working on CityDash, the renamed project that began at CodeAcross back in February. CityDash is an open 311 tracker for the city. Somerville has been an awesome partner for us at Code for Boston as well as a great – if occasionally historically snowy – host city for the Code for America Fellows.
Our core team continues to work hard on planning our 3rd Annual National Day of Civic Hacking. On tonight’s agenda? Feeding everyone! If you know any businesses who might be interested in offering donations or discounts to feed our hungry participants over the weekend, email Becky at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Finally, Harlan Weber, our fearless leader, brought the style tonight with this awesome Under the Wave off Kanagawa/Kaiju t-shirt, reminding us that civic technologists should be ever mindful of kaiju attacks.
Enjoy the sunshine and we can’t wait to see you all next week!