We’ve hit the midway mark of our fellowship (wow) and lots of things have been going on. Over the past two weeks, we:
- presented at the City of Charlotte’s Technology Summit alongside Twyla McDermott and Jim Van Fleet
- had a fabulous time participating at UNCC’s Data Day
- showcased our project at BETA, Code for America’s civic show-and-tell
- reflected on the past six months and wrote our midyear report
We’re currently working through the next iteration of our main “What’s Happening” project…which is now called Citygram! (After many, many namestorming sessions.) As you may know, it’s a platform to send geographically relevant notifications to increase civic engagement. A lot of it’s still under development, but you can see a 30-second demo here, follow our progress on GitHub, or peek at some screenshots below.
As for upcoming visits — Tiffany is in Charlotte this week, and the entire team will be in town again the week of July 28. Tiffany will be conducting user research and is looking for interviewees! If you or someone you know is available for an hour between July 9-11 to hang out with her and talk, she will be absolutely delighted. Sign up HERE!