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ABQ Civic Tech Day | Mini Conference & Hackathon


Saturday, June 1, 2013 from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM (MDT)

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ABQ Civic Tech Day is part of the "National Day of Civic Hacking" on June 1st.  

The day is intended to build awareness around 'Civic Tech.' 'Open Data' and ways our communities can work together to provide useful tools that not only increase civic engagement and more responsive government, but also improve our experience as we live and work in the Albuquerque area.

What 'app' or other civic tech tool would you suggest to improve our communities? Share your ideas and vote at: http://bit.ly/abqcivictech_ideas

We will be using UNM's Dane Smith Hall on the north side of their main campus (by Yale & Las Lomas).
Google Map w/ eligible parking: http://goo.gl/maps/z7R6J 
Campus Map (#48): http://www.unm.edu/campusmap/central_campus_map.pdf

Schedule (Subject to Change)

8:30 AM Check in and Registration

9:00 - 9:30 AM Introductions

Intro to Civic Tech - Eric Renz-Whitmore, Executive Director, New Mexico Technology Council

Open Government - Gwyneth Doland

The City as Platform for Innovation - Peter Ambs, CIO, City of Albuquerque 

9:30 - 10:00 AM Intro to Data Sets & Other Resources

10:00 - 10:50 AM Civic Apps Roundup I (Area A)

Featuring winners of the City of Albuquerque Mobile Apps Competition and other NM App Developers.

10:00 - 10:50 AM Google Developers Bootcamp: Intro to Android Development (Area B)

10:00 - 11:50 AM UNM Developers Bootcamp: Native Windows App Development (Area C)

Dr. Nick Flor, Associate Professor of Information Systems, Film, & Digital Media, UNM

This session will cover the basics of programming in Windows 8, including user-interface development, event-driven programming, and incorporating the built-in Windows controls. To illustrate the power of Windows 8 programming, students will build a location-aware, geo-mapping app. Students that want to participate interactively should bring a laptop with Windows 8, and download+install Visual Studio 2012 express (free).

About Dr. Nick V. Flor:
Dr. Nick V. Flor is an Associate Professor of Information Systems, Film, & Digital Media at the University of New Mexico's Anderson School of Management. He teaches courses on database-driven app development, 3D multi-user virtual environments, videogames, and digital marketing. Prior to academia, he spent 10 years as a software engineer and project leader at Hewlett Packard, San Diego. He was Director of the Interdisciplinary Film & Digital Media Program at UNM from 2010-2011. Dr. Flor also serves as the Chief Technology Officer for Mental Systems, Inc., a game and app development company.

11:00 - 11:50 AM Civic Apps Roundup II (Area A)

A roundup of civic apps in development, proposals for adoption of existing apps from Code for America and other sources, and proposals for new tools to develop.

11:00 - 11:50 AM Google Developers Bootcamp: Intro to Google Maps API (Area B)

12:00 - 1:30 PM Lunch

1:30 - 3:50 PM Mini Hackathon/Deployathon (Area A)

1:30 - 3:50 PM Google Code Lab (Area B)

1:30 - 3:50 PM UNM Developers Bootcamp: Introduction to Mobile Web App Development (Area C) 

Tuan Chi Bui, UNM Information Technologies
Would you like to build a single mobile web application that works on iPhone and Android smartphones as well as iPad and Kindle Fire tablets (and virtually all other mobile platforms)? Join us and learn how to create a rich and interactive mobile user experience with wide browser and device support using jQuery Mobile. It’s easier than you think! We will walk through the entire development process step-by-step and explain each tool and procedure.

About Tuan Chi Bui:
Tuan Bui is the Web & Mobile App Specialist on the Web & Mobile Applications Team at UNM Information Technologies . Prior to this, he was the Web Administrator for the New Mexico Children, Youth, and Families Department, and previously served as a Systems Administrator for the Enterprise Command Center at the University of New Mexico. Bui holds a Master’s Degree in Accounting and a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science from the University of New Mexico.

4:00 - 4:30 PM Civic Tech Demos

4:30 - 6:00 PM Startup Weekend Albuquerque Promo & ABQ Tech League Soft Launch

If you're planning to participate in the Google Developers Bootcamps and/or hackathon sessions, please bring your laptop (or other system) and power cord!

This event is produced by the New Mexico Technology Council in collaboration with the City of Albuquerque and University of New Mexico with support from the Albuquerque Google Developers Group and Startup Weekend Albuquerque.

Read more about the "National Day of Civic Hacking" at the link.

Have questions about ABQ Civic Tech Day | Mini Conference & Hackathon? Contact CABQ, UNM & NMTC
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When & Where

Dane Smith Hall (UNM)
(Yale & Las Lomas, Main Campus)
Albuquerque, NM 87131

Saturday, June 1, 2013 from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM (MDT)

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This event is produced and hosted in collaboration by:

The City of Albuquerque

University of New Mexico

New Mexico Technology Council

with additional support from GDG Albuquerque, OpenHack ABQ and other community partners.

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