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Carla Miller

1037 days ago
Sarah B 9:00am        Doors open, check in
9:30am        Welcome and introduction
10:00am      Pitches
5pm – 6pm  End of official event, networking
What would you like to learn? What would you like to Share?
  • Working with Open Data
  • Nick Rubin, Greenhouse
  • Forest Handford, VoteSquared.org, (skills willing to share: Web Development, Ruby, Public Speaking, social media)
  • Project Pitches
Below is the emerging list of projects that will be pitched during Saturday morning of the Hackathon. Notes will be taken here live during pitches. If you would like to spin up documentation before the day of the hackathon, please create new pages for your projects by select-all/copy-pasting this template: Template: Project 
Lyre C
  • Project of Open Democracy in New Hampshire
  • Doing walks across NH to raise awareness
  • Goal: 4 Walks this January, 1000 people
  • Need infrastructure to facilitate this campaign
  • Need web design help
  • Organize on college campuses (13 in New England area; 52 across the country)
  • How to identify influencers to spread message
Lyre C
  • What we have so far: open source tool for mapping facebook networks (see the friend network), designed by phd students with the maths.
  • Want to create a pledge app that enables people to share their data
  • Needs Facebook app dev help, design 
  • Challenge: Use NH primary as jumping off point to make MIP a bipartisan issue in the 2016 elections
  • Build a tool that enables us to mobilize 50,000 people in NH
  • Create an app and website to engage people on the ground
Lyre C Data Liberation Project
  • Who's spending dark money in NH elections?
  • 1000 lobbyists. Who pays them?
  • Who pays how much in independent expenditures?
  • Need help pulling files off of a website, scrape pdfs/handwritten data, represent the data.
  • Power analysis of narratives that inhibit change: creation of new narratives
  • Frameworks for a narrative-based strategy
Lyre C
  • Build something conceptually similar to Loomio
  • Build coalition building and cross-organizational decision making tool
  • Need design and front-end help
  • Mad social science!
  • Social media crucial to success of movements
Lyre C
  • How can all the organizations popping up in the anti-corruption movement work together and share resources around PR/Marketing efforts? A miniature 'think tank'
  • Needs: Brainstorming and documentation
Lyre C
  • Experiment in models for consensual communication
  • Tool that incentivizes learning about the issue in greater than 30 seconds: watch a video, take a quiz, get an Amazon gift card
Lyre C
  • We need a TripAdvisor/StackOverflow for politicians!
  • Website exists!
  • Create a user system so we can make this social/collaborative
1038 days ago
Unfiled. Edited by Sarah Bonk , Brian Boyko 1038 days ago
Sarah B Project: Radio Republic Regained
Lyre C People (Name, contact info, skills, etc)
Sarah B
  • Brian Boyko
Lyre C General Project info
Brian B
  • A unified news outlet and think tank for the campaign finance reform movement. 
Matt C What question(s) is this project is trying to answer?
Brian B Despite polling that shows that the role of money in politics is "important" or "very important to >95% of the people, it is rarely covered in the media. Furthermore, various reform groups all have multiple PR campaigns but no consolidated place to talk about them, while opponents of reform fund think tanks, "journalists", and "news" organizations. 
Radio Republic Regained is a think tank and media network dedicated to understanding politics and national events from a "Follow the Money" point of view. 
It is a unified news outlet for the campaign finance reform movement, and will fund and promote top thinkers and columnists who can contribute credibly on this issue.
It will produce video podcasts, blog posts, documentaries, a monthly or bi-monthly magazine (online & print-on-demand) and publish books. 
It will startup funds by crowdfunding, but run as a self-sustaining for-profit business after that. 
Lyre C Relevant links (github repo, deployment url, etc)
Current status
Brian B Very beginning stages 
Lyre C Next steps
Brian B Finding collaborators, refining the idea, and creating a workable business plan. 

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