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Presenting SamensApp - Open Source community center platform at CoCreatie event in Utrecht. …

Presenting SamensApp - Open Source community center platform at CoCreatie event in Utrecht.
Currently in development by the Code for Europe project in Amsterdam

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  • 1. Code for EuropeJune 26th 2013 @ CocreatieWednesday, June 26, 13
  • 2. • Business and process managementconsultant, iOS developer• Computer Science background• Developed prize-winner Open Data appfor Italian contest• Moved to Amsterdam to become aCode for Europe FellowGiovanni MagginiWednesday, June 26, 13
  • 3. Giovanni Maggini@maggixItalyOhyoon Kwon@ohyoonkwnSouth KoreaPiotr Steininger@polishprincePoland & United StatesHello from the FellowsWednesday, June 26, 13
  • 4. What is Code for Europeand what are our challengesWednesday, June 26, 13
  • 5. Code for EuropeMission:Code for Europe is a new organization looking to solvelocal civic challenges, by agile temporary teams ofdevelopers, in a way that the solutions are easilyreusable for other European cities.Wednesday, June 26, 13
  • 6. Code for Europe is about• Create civic solutions locally and reuse theminternationally => open source solutions & commons foreurope• Change mindset in government- Showing the benefits of open data- Less can be better: a simple app might sometimes“do the trick”- Showing the power of citizen engagement• Giving active and engaged citizens a way and thesupport to work on civic solutions => fellowshipWednesday, June 26, 13
  • 7. X-rays: Code for Europe (Amsterdam)Code for Europe projectHosting Organization GeementeFellowsChallenges+RunnersWednesday, June 26, 13
  • 8. Zuid: Tourism and CongestionOost: Social AccommodationsWest: Buurt Praktijk TeamTake a Hike! appwww.gotakeahike.nlExperiment with SMS + Facebookintegration for involving citizensWednesday, June 26, 13
  • 9. Case study:“Social Accomodation” challengeWednesday, June 26, 13
  • 10. Oost: Social AccomodationsMission:Matching supply and demand for socialaccommodations•Cultural Events•Education Opportunities•Gathering spaces•Community initiativesWednesday, June 26, 13
  • 11. MeevaartTimorpleinMakassarpleinAmbonpleinAmsterdam Muiderpoort station22.000 inhabitantsFour active community clusters50 community builders200 initiativesIndische Buurt CommunitiesWednesday, June 26, 13
  • 12. Interview residents & entrepreneurs• Interviewed a number people living in Indische Buurt• Capture their experience about initiating or participatingin neighborhood activitiesWednesday, June 26, 13
  • 13. Current booking practice: flyers + calendar• Flyers in main lobby• Weekly room schedule posted on the board (static)Wednesday, June 26, 13
  • 14. Development of a possible solution• Engaged with various people in the neighborhood• Identified some immediate needs• Prototyped together• Developed first iteration of an Open Source socialneighborhood platform:• Room Booking• Room ManagementWednesday, June 26, 13
  • 15. Iterative approach1 2 3 4• Prioritize the most necessary functionality• Neighbors and Organization both use the public calendar• Derive directories of rooms, people, activitiesWednesday, June 26, 13
  • 16. 17DEMO TIME!Wednesday, June 26, 13
  • 17. 17Room Request ConfirmationWednesday, June 26, 13
  • 18. 18Room RequestsWednesday, June 26, 13
  • 19. 19Room InventoryWednesday, June 26, 13
  • 20. 20Dashboard for adminsWednesday, June 26, 13
  • 21. 21Dashboard for adminsWednesday, June 26, 13
  • 22. Challenges Encountered• Identifying and selecting opportunities– Meaningful, yet feasible• Identifying key decision makers• Communication issues• How to ensure that the project continues after the Fellowsleave?Wednesday, June 26, 13
  • 23. Ensure long lasting projectFellows start Community continuesForkPullrequestCommunity contributesDevelopment“Iterations”ForkPullrequestSingle people contributeWednesday, June 26, 13
  • 24. Next stepsTech:• Complete booking portion of the tool• Expose a public calendar of events• Add functionality to allow residents to publish initiativesand reach interested peoplePeople:• Organize a “Masterclass” for people in the community:– for and by the community– with help from local “coders communities”Wednesday, June 26, 13
  • 25. Masterclass promotion• Scheduled for September• Trying to gather interest from people in buurtWednesday, June 26, 13
  • 26. How can I get involved/know more?• Get the code– https://github.com/codeforeurope/samensapp• New challenge?– Get fellows in your city• Learn more from other Fellows’ projects?– 26th September 2013: Code for Europe SummitWednesday, June 26, 13
  • 27. 17Thank youFellows: giovanni.maggini@gmail.com ohyoonkwn@gmail.com piotr@tapangi.comsuzanne@waag.org#codeforeuropewww.codeforeurope.netWednesday, June 26, 13