This Thursday evening we’re going to be trying something different – we’re going to be trialling a civic tech lab.
As we have developed as a community, we have heard your desire to get involved in open data and civic technology projects in Durban, and even start your own, so we have decided to try out a slightly different, more involved community model.
Rest assured, we will still be having our knowledge sharing evenings with speakers once a month (as you have known our meetups to be), but we would like to bring this into the mix.
The idea is simple, bring your laptops along, and there will be a short onboarding (introducing project ideas, showing which projects you can currently work on, etc) and then you can sink you teeth into a project, either in a team or on your own.
Whether it’s design, code, storytelling, web, physical tech (e.g. arduino sensors), we want to get a group of interested citizens working on data-driven projects for change in our city.
We look forward to the big things we are going to do together!
See you Thursday!