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Marc Brakken
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Systems philosopher. Academic-in-exile. Dreamer. Schemer. Disobedient.
Systems philosopher. Academic-in-exile. Dreamer. Schemer. Disobedient.

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As some may know, I do work in community economics, community currencies, and the like. This Wednesday at 4:00pm at Central Library the Dane County TimeBank is holding a conversation about building effective software for both local community economics and translocal coordination. All are welcome.

In Miami right now, and while trying to find info on their bus system I came across Transit app which includes coverage in Madison, presumably using +Greg Tracy's api: http://thetransitapp.com/

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It's stuck behind a paywall, but last week New Scientist had a feature on the civic hacker movement, including some gentle critique from Derek Eder and some less gentle critique from Evgeny Morozov and a couple others.

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Quick reminder that we're having a meetup tomorrow night (Wednesday) in Horizon from 5:30-8:30, in the very back room. Talking about Erik's proposal (https://groups.google.com/forum/?fromgroups#!topic/hackingmadison/GBlVHw0nDo4), aim to push ahead on projects, and ideally instigate fortnightly, alternating hack nights & presentation meetups. Hope to see folks there!

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http://horizoncw.com/events/event/lunch-discussion-dctb-tech/

The Dane County TimeBank invites engaged technologists for lunch and discussion about how we might work together to solve shared community problems. Through the Time For the World project, folks in DTCB have been working to strengthen cross-community networks while spearheading novel problem-solving projects. Examples include approaches to restorative justice via our Youth Court program and an energy efficiency and solar production project we are in the early stages of on Allied Drive and elsewhere. With a strong dedication to open source, shared, and accessible solutions, we believe the DCTB to be a natural ally with our tech community.

We have an interest to develop projects which address problems ranging from resource allocation for time/space dependent projects, local food production and distribution, ride sharing, and sidewalk accessibility. Even more, we’d like to find out what types of local problem-solving projects you are interested in, and how we might work collaboratively to make them possible. In addition, we’d like to explore how the timebank’s unique ability to make useful overlooked, under-expressed potential can alleviate your needs and free up your capacity.

And there will be food. :)
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Civic hacking Madison meetup group in progress here right now! 

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Capital Entrepreneurs and Horizon Coworking unite to bring you Madison’s Spring Tech Kickoff!

Sponsored by Godfrey and Kahn, S.C. and hosted by Urban Land Interests, we welcome you to come meet some of Madison’s up-and-coming innovators working on a wide variety of interesting companies at the Capital Entrepreneurs and Horizon Coworking Open Social.

More at http://horizoncw.com/events/event/spring-tech-kickoff/

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Capital Entrepreneurs and Horizon Coworking unite to bring you Madison’s Spring Tech Kickoff!

Sponsored by Godfrey and Kahn, S.C. and hosted by Urban Land Interests, we welcome you to come meet some of Madison’s up-and-coming innovators working on a wide variety of interesting companies at the Capital Entrepreneurs and Horizon Coworking Open Social.

More at http://horizoncw.com/events/event/spring-tech-kickoff/
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