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Chris Catterton

978 days ago
       
Sunday, September 21
 
9:00am        Doors open, day begins
9:30am        Session: Nadeem Mazen – Pledge Tree
12:00pm       Lunch break
Sarah B 3:00pm        Submission deadline
 
  • Build something conceptually similar to loomis but with urgency sorting
  • Build coalition building and cross-organizational decision making tool
  • Need design and front-end help
Jeremy J
 
Lyre C
  • We need a TripAdvisor/StackOverflow for politicians!
  • Website exists!
  • Create a user system so we can make this social/collaborative
 
  • Track which social hubs are making progress creating a movement "pledge tree" and who isn't with a visualization
 
  • Politricks is a hub for media that supports the movement for anti-corruption political reform in the United States. 
  • Features an initial list of high-quality media, a comments section for user submissions, and an index of organizations involved in the movement for a government that is more responsive to the concerns of ordinary citizens
 
 
 
Lyre C
  • Presentations! (Who made it to the end?)
Lyre C
  • Goal: Get 50,000 New Hampshire voters to see Anti-corruption as their primary issue, mobilize them toward action
  • Tons of strategy work!
  • Exploration of different type of incentive structures to mobilize people
  • Brand evolution: 'Let's Save Democracy (LSD)'!
 
  • Social platform for rating politicians
  • Progress this weekend:
  • Added new metadata fields
  • Interface for correcting metadata
  • Preliminary integration with Google+
  • Still needs database work to make this actually do a thing...
  • Preliminary integration with Facebook!
  • First test done live: Failure! :D
 
  • How do we get people to sign the Democracy Pledge?
  • Asking people to donate their network data so we can identify influencers
  • This weekend: created an interface!
 
  • Project: Turn pdfs into a real life data!
  • Scraping, OCR, data processing, etc
  • Progress: 
  • Made a web crawler for the downloading of the pdfs!
  • Research on approaches for extracting data from the pdfs
 
Lyre C
  • Hierarchies suck, are destroying democracy
  • Folktupus is a tool for collective organizing enabling groups/organizations to form coalitions, make decisions, work together
  • Progress:
  • Determined and documented requirements
  • Front-end work
  • Next Steps:
  • Use cases
  • Scaling plan
  • Testing plan
  • What else is needed:
  • Design work!
  • Front-end
  • API design
 
  • formerly Democracy Radio project from earlier in the weekend
  • Questions:
  • How can we get interested citizens a toolkit to get involved?
  • How can we make it easier for actors in the network to collaborate on media?
  • Progress:
  • Next steps:
  • Up to the network!
  • Site works as is
 
  • Subverts advertising model for campaigns!
  • Opt-in advertising with incentives
  • Targeted
  • Prototype! (at localhost:8000)
  • Future work
  • Needs a better name
  • Turn proof of concept into a pilot project
 
Cortexelus Idea Join / Justify
Lyre C
  • Project to organize intentions! Part of a larger thing at the MIT Media Lab
  • Idea streaming app
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978 days ago
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Chris C Politricks
 
People (Name, contact info, skills, etc)
Team Lead: Chris Catterton - chris@catterton.net
Team Members:
-Adam Friedman 
-Brian Boyko
 
General Project info
What question(s) is this project is trying to answer?
-how can we give interested citizens the best high-level toolkit to get involved?
-how can we help the different members of the anti-corruption movement work together and share content?
 
Relevant links (github repo, deployment url, etc)
 
Current status
Strikingly page up & running
  • Features an initial list of high-quality media, a comments section for user submissions, and an index of organizations involved in the movement for a government that is more responsive to the concerns of ordinary citizens{
 
Next steps
Community interest?
Partner organizations?
Better design? (Strikingly = quick & dirty)
 

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