Code for Princeton: Community Outreach Forum with Mayor Lempert
Sunday, May 31, 2015, 3pm
Community Room, Princeton Public Library
All community members welcome!
Would you like to be able to easily report down trees and power lines during a storm? Are you interested in a greater transparency of how much energy is used in Princeton? Would you like to keep up with local elections as the poll results are coming in?
Do you have a problem in the community that you would like to see solved?
Then we want to hear from you! Join us at the Code for Princeton Community Outreach Forum, where the mayor, community members, technologists, and more will come together to brainstorm how technology can improve our city. We are looking for community members to inform us on how Code for Princeton, a new civic hacking brigade forming in cooperation with the municipality, can make the biggest impact in our community. We will have an open forum where you can share with us how we might be able to help improve the city. Not a technology expert? Not a problem! You tell us what problems you are seeing in the community and we will work with you to brainstorm potential solutions.
This Community Outreach Forum is an effort to receive feedback from the community before the Code for Princeton Civic Hackathon on June 6-7, in honor of the National Day of Civic Hacking. For more information on Code for Princeton, please see below or visit us at codeforprinceton.org. You can also find us on facebook and twitter. We want everyone who wants to be involved, no technical experience necessary!
Code for Princeton is a new civic hacking brigade forming in Princeton, NJ that is bringing together the local government, programmers, designers, community members, and more to find innovative solutions to problems faced by our community. Hacking, often mis-associated with cybersecurity crime, refers to any change one makes to a system outside the purpose of the original creator. Hence, the act of hacking is normally good because it is innovative and can lead to new technology. Code for Princeton advocates for transparency, collaboration, and engagement so cities can grow for, and by the people, and we are always looking for people interested in getting involved with this movement.