Westside Civic Hack Night
We are designers, developers, and product managers, both experts and learners, coming together to make our city better for everyone. Flex your skills and give back at the same time! Right now is an exciting time for those of all digital skills, as multiple teams work toward product discovery and early-stage development work. Just show up, and you'll be working with great people in minutes!
Team #Engage: A platform to stay up to date on your local issues and make it easier to get your voice heard. The product group is pushing product discovery toward their first clickable prototype, and the data team is developing a machine learning model for deciphering meeting agenda data sets. In partnership with the Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce.
Team #StayLoudLA: A platform to make it easy for people to find protests in LA for the issues that matter. The team is pushing forward to design the next generation of their product and get their MVP onto Ruby on Rails to support feature expansion. (www.stayloudla.com)
Team #SM-youth: Make a difference for at-risk youth. The organizations who provide safe spaces and support for our cities' most at-risk teens still rely on paper for much of their administrative work. We'll make them more efficient so they can help more kids with the same resources. Leveraging open source projects and building our own, we have support from City of Santa Monica experts as well as major non-profits.
For a glimpse of our highly engaged community, click around our Slack workspace at hackforla.slack.com. Or you can check out our website (http://www.hackforla.org/) for more details.