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On Saturday, August 18 we hosted 28 members and guests for National Day of Civic Hacking to explore using data, technology and relationships to understand and improve our community. The day featured two parallel activities: one on mapping relationships in the community and one on getting and using data to understand issues and advocate for change. Downstairs,[…]
At the August 9th Code for Asheville Community Meeting, I introduced the idea of “community ambassadors,” Code for Asheville members who are committed to attending meetings of other community groups and staying in contact with them. For example, I am a community ambassador in the BeLoved homeless support community. I attend meetings of the BeLoved community,[…]
Asheville’s Day of Civic Hacking is in three weeks! Please join us on August 18 to explore ways to help local residents achieve their own civic goals more effectively. Jesse Michel and Patrick Conant will be leading a workshop on how to use the City of Asheville’s Open Data Portal: how to find the data[…]
Amy Cantrell and Eric Jackson joined Open Austin, Code for Boulder, Code for Boston and Code for San Jose for a workshop on affordable housing and housing security projects that brigades have undertaken. Learn about Code for Asheville’s collaborations with Beloved Asheville as well as a variety of projects in other brigades. If you missed the live[…]
Conditions in the places where people live, learn, work, and play affect a wide range of health risks and outcomes. These conditions are known as social determinants of health. They include the stresses and emotional trauma produced by poverty and racism and so disproportionately impact the poor and communities of color. For African-Americans in particular,[…]
Christiana Glenn Tugman and Eric Jackson appeared on A Better World on WPVM FM to talk about the criminal justice system, reentry, and the Buncombe County Reentry Resources Hub. You can listen to the conversation here. The long-delayed statewide NC Reentry Resources Hub will launch later this month and work will begin on a simple-to-use administrative interface for managing[…]
Join us on Thursday, July 12 for a presentation by Dee Williams on “The Real Asheville” project, followed by breakout sessions to work on projects. Ms. Williams, an Asheville native, is a political economist and demographer. She was the Manager for Field Operations and Deployment for Census 2010 for the 28 counties of WNC. As former Chair[…]
Jesse Michel and Patrick Conant, former Co-Captains of Code for Asheville, have been named 2018 Community Fellows by Code for America for their work on the next version of the State of Black Asheville website. They will be collaborating with Dr. Dwight Mullen and Ashley Cooper as Community Partners, and Eric Jackson and Kimberlee Archie[…]
On May 24th, a group of community members met with City Staff to discuss the details of the data sets requested for release in Code for Asheville’s Petition for Police Accountability Through Data Transparency. We are happy to report that the meeting went exceptionally well, and we were able to address all of the privacy concerns identified[…]
Code for Asheville had quite a Summit! The Asheville contingent was large this year with brigade leaders Sabrah n’haRaven, Jim March and Eric Jackson and City staffers Kimberlee Archie (Equity), Wanda Burgess (IT), Jonathan Feldman (IT) and Frank McGowan (Finance). The biggest news is that Code for Asheville won a Code for America Community Fellowship grant to[…]