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Cafe de Data (Data Coffee)

learning guide by Gabriela Rodriguez Goals and Values What were your activity’s community goals? Get people to learn skills and make projects together (civic tech, using open data) What do individual participants get out of the activity? skills What You Need For This Activity Who can participate?: (ages) everybody What resources are necessary? space, regular meeting time, a projector, computers How long does it take? 2 hours, once a month Describe the places and social context

Posted in Open Data

Open Source Feminism: Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

learning guide by Vanessa Gennarelli Anyone can edit Wikipedia—but less than 10 percent of people who actually do edit the world’s largest encyclopedia are women. At this event, people of all genders can learn how to edit Wikipedia for the very first time or put their existing open source skills to use in the company of nerdy friends. We’ll be focusing on adding and improving the entries for queer and feminist artists and writers. Have

Posted in Media-Making

Co-Design A Civic Learning Course

This 1-3 hour workshop invites high school students to develop civics coursework for their school built around specific civic technologies that already exist. Andover Students from high school students’ visit to the MIT Center for Civic Media, photos by Alex Anderlik Goals and Values What were your activity’s community goals? (could be as simple as getting participants to show up, or demonstrate the value of collective creativity, or a particular goal for impacting your community) For the

Posted in Citizen Monitoring, Learning What is Civic?, Media-Making, Sensors, Youth Designed