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Is civic hacking activism?

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Is civic hacking activism?

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What are the political, methodological, and outcome differences between corporate, civic, and activist hackathons?

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What are the political, methodological, and outcome differences between corporate, civic, and activist hackathons?

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Recap outcomes from previous hackathons.

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Recap outcomes from previous hackathons.

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Hacking the Hackathon. What ideas should we hack at the April 28th Yackathon?

Hackathons are everywhere. They are often hosted by companies, governments, and community groups to attract talented programmers to work on a software project for slices of pizza. They are exciting, production-oriented environments to solve problems. This symposium or rather, yackathon,

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Hacking the Hackathon. What ideas should we hack at the April 28th Yackathon?

Hackathons are everywhere. They are often hosted by companies, governments, and community groups to attract talented programmers to work on a software project for slices of pizza. They are exciting, production-oriented environments to solve problems. This symposium or rather, yackathon,

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Update the introduction for occupydata posted in the discussion list.

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Update the introduction for occupydata posted in the discussion list.

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Preparing for the Hackathon: #OpenDataDay for #OccupySandy Wrap-up

A couple dozen data wranglers, activists, computer scientists, and social researchers came together on Saturday to digitize data, articulate needs, share data sources, and prepare data sets for this week’s OccupyData Hackathon. As a grassroots coordinated disaster response network, Occupy

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Preparing for the Hackathon: #OpenDataDay for #OccupySandy Wrap-up

A couple dozen data wranglers, activists, computer scientists, and social researchers came together on Saturday to digitize data, articulate needs, share data sources, and prepare data sets for this week’s OccupyData Hackathon. As a grassroots coordinated disaster response network, Occupy

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NYC Stop & Frisk Data API

An API to access Stop and Frisk data was just announced. API access and documentation are available on github at stopfrisknyc.github.com. An API to access the New York Police Department (NYPD) Stop, Question, and Frisk Databases from 2003-2011, which were previously only

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NYC Stop & Frisk Data API

An API to access Stop and Frisk data was just announced. API access and documentation are available on github at stopfrisknyc.github.com. An API to access the New York Police Department (NYPD) Stop, Question, and Frisk Databases from 2003-2011, which were previously only

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Sources of Occupy Narratives

In searching for a narrative of Occupy, the narratives of occupiers and those that identify as the 99% emerge. Sites that capture, curate, present these narratives vary by platform, medium, and agenda. The following is a working list of sources

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Sources of Occupy Narratives

In searching for a narrative of Occupy, the narratives of occupiers and those that identify as the 99% emerge. Sites that capture, curate, present these narratives vary by platform, medium, and agenda. The following is a working list of sources

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Saturday Morning Tutorials

Prior to the continuation of the hackathon on Saturday, 29 from 12pm-6pm we will be hosting a couple of tutorials in Room 5414 in the Graduate Center at CUNY. Please join us! 10:00am – mongoDB, how to aggregate data using the

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Saturday Morning Tutorials

Prior to the continuation of the hackathon on Saturday, 29 from 12pm-6pm we will be hosting a couple of tutorials in Room 5414 in the Graduate Center at CUNY. Please join us! 10:00am – mongoDB, how to aggregate data using the

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#OccupyData Hackathon Sept 28-29 Schedule

OccupyData Hackathon in the James Gallery at The Graduate Center, CUNY September 28-29, 2012 2-Day Schedule Day 1: Friday, September 28 12:00pm – Soft start, setup, and informal introductions. 12:15pm – Introductions. Overview of the hackathon and data visualization for civic

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#OccupyData Hackathon Sept 28-29 Schedule

OccupyData Hackathon in the James Gallery at The Graduate Center, CUNY September 28-29, 2012 2-Day Schedule Day 1: Friday, September 28 12:00pm – Soft start, setup, and informal introductions. 12:15pm – Introductions. Overview of the hackathon and data visualization for civic

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is the occupy movement getting more colorful?

post by srt0 and christo Occuprint.org collects and distributes posters inspired by Occupy movements all around the world.  For the May 18/19th hackathon, our group looked at Occuprint’s collection of almost 400 posters.  Our main aim was to explore possible

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is the occupy movement getting more colorful?

post by srt0 and christo Occuprint.org collects and distributes posters inspired by Occupy movements all around the world.  For the May 18/19th hackathon, our group looked at Occuprint’s collection of almost 400 posters.  Our main aim was to explore possible

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Occuprint – Occupy Posters Database

OccuPrint.org is a collection of posters submitted or collected by Occupy. Data on each poster image include the author, their website, city of origin, and a link to download a printable version of the poster. A CSV of the database

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Occuprint – Occupy Posters Database

OccuPrint.org is a collection of posters submitted or collected by Occupy. Data on each poster image include the author, their website, city of origin, and a link to download a printable version of the poster. A CSV of the database

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#OccupyData Hackathon May 18-19

The working groups from the OccupyData hackathon in NYC are still developing their projects, meeting on May 18th and 19th in the James Gallery, at the CUNY Graduate Center. Outcomes from this hackathon included the OccuPrint Poster Analysis, a map of

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#OccupyData Hackathon May 18-19

The working groups from the OccupyData hackathon in NYC are still developing their projects, meeting on May 18th and 19th in the James Gallery, at the CUNY Graduate Center. Outcomes from this hackathon included the OccuPrint Poster Analysis, a map of

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citizen data sets and twitter bot guards of public space

Robots have been firm supporters of the Occupy movement, taking up protest signs where human arms grew weary. Mechanical automation does not need to be the exclusive domain of the physical. Indeed, drawing attention to those public spaces that activist

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citizen data sets and twitter bot guards of public space

Robots have been firm supporters of the Occupy movement, taking up protest signs where human arms grew weary. Mechanical automation does not need to be the exclusive domain of the physical. Indeed, drawing attention to those public spaces that activist

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visualization: bankruptcy books at the Seattle Public Library

Matthew Willise is a Design and Technology MA student at the New School University. While he was unfortunately not in town to join us for the OccupyData Hackathon he did share this excellent visualization that he produced of bankruptcy related

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visualization: bankruptcy books at the Seattle Public Library

Matthew Willise is a Design and Technology MA student at the New School University. While he was unfortunately not in town to join us for the OccupyData Hackathon he did share this excellent visualization that he produced of bankruptcy related

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march 31: ows archive day

We will be showcasing some of our outcomes from the OccupyData Hackathon in NYC and outcomes from groups around the country at OWS Archive Day this weekend at Eyebeam. Please join us! OWS Archive Day is at March 31, 2012

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march 31: ows archive day

We will be showcasing some of our outcomes from the OccupyData Hackathon in NYC and outcomes from groups around the country at OWS Archive Day this weekend at Eyebeam. Please join us! OWS Archive Day is at March 31, 2012

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photos: occupydata hackathon2 nyc day 2

Thanks go to Peter Asaro for the photos.

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photos: occupydata hackathon2 nyc day 2

Thanks go to Peter Asaro for the photos.

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photos: occupydata hackathon 2 nyc day 1

Thanks go to Farah Momin for the photos.

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photos: occupydata hackathon 2 nyc day 1

Thanks go to Farah Momin for the photos.

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morning setup

Setting up in the Aronson Gallery at The New School.

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morning setup

Setting up in the Aronson Gallery at The New School.

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skills + interests of occcupydata participants

Wordle word cloud visualizations of the interests and skills of the NYC hackathon participants.

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skills + interests of occcupydata participants

Wordle word cloud visualizations of the interests and skills of the NYC hackathon participants.

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