Civic Hacking 101: Building Trust within a Broken System by Vyki Englert: Watch Online
This event was a part of the Civic Engagement Survival Guide: a series of free talks and workshops focused on creating a community that is informed, organized, and engaged.
Vyki Englert is a software engineer and co-founder of Compiler LA: a civic tech consultancy dedicated to building a better Los Angeles. She is also the local Brigade Captain of Los Angeles’ Code for America brigade: Hack for LA. In January, we invited her to speak at CRASH Space on her experience working in Civic Tech, as well as to provide an intro session and Q&A on what resources she knows about and how others can get involved.
Unfortunately, due to technical difficulties, the last 10 mins of the Q&A after the talk are not available online. 🙁
If you’re interested in Civic Tech, Vyki also provided us with a useful list of links to the initiatives and organizations that she mentions in her talk:
- Code for America Brigades (LA Local: Hack for LA, Tues 6-9P @LACIncubator – slack)
- Maptime LA: Every other Thursday
- Debug Politics LA: Upcoming LA Hackathon (February)
- Hacker Fund: Highschool focus
- Compiler LA’s List of Data Resources
- Compiler LA’s List of Conferences Events
- Google Civic Information API
- California Civic Data Coalition
- Open Elections
- Code Lab OC: Some civic focus to learning meetups
Learn more about Vyki by following her on twitter. Watch past videos or view upcoming events on the Civic Engagement Survival Guide.
CRASH Space is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization which works to promote education through individual projects and social collaboration. CRASH Space is also a member of the EFF Electronic Frontier Alliance: a grassroots network of community and campus organizations across the United States working to educate our neighbors about the importance of digital rights.
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