Civic Tech Lunch
[NOTE THE NEW 2021 SCHEDULE – EVERY OTHER MEETING IS A NOON LUNCH, WHICH MEANS LUNCH IS ONCE A MONTH. THE ALTERNATING MEETING IS AN EVENING WORK/ACTION NIGHT]
[THIS IS A VIRTUAL EVENT ONLY]
Code for BTV brings together teams of volunteer citizens and technologists to create new tools for civic-oriented and social justice organizations, solving meaningful problems for our community through digital technology.
For 2021 we are starting off with a schedule adjustment. Instead of every bi-weekly meeting being a lunch meeting, we will alternate the bi-weekly meetings such that one is a virtual action/work/hack night. The lunch session will be the time for teams to synchronize and share with other teams. The action night will be a set time when teams can meet and work.
The current plan is to host our brigade’s monthly “sync” session over lunch on a Tuesday. All members are encouraged to join the Tuesday lunch meetings to catch up on how the various projects are doing and if they need help, to ask for help, as well as to learn what new opportunities exist, what upcoming events should be on radar, and to share their own input and thoughts on how we can work together to build more efficient and effective delivery of government and non-profit services.
Given the new structure of meeting during the pandemic, onboarding of new members will happen in a separate MeetUp event – usually only when we know we have new members that need onboarding. But we welcome everyone to attend all meetings without the onboarding – feel free to ask any questions!
If it’s your first time, in an hour or less you should know what’s going on, have met some new peers, and have the opportunity to join a project team.