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James McKinney's slides from Civic Tech Toronto hacknight, Jan 19 2016

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James McKinney's slides from Civic Tech Toronto hacknight, Jan 19 2016

  1. 1. “I used your municipal data as part of a successful letter writing campaign from constituents to their elected municipal politicians, which resulted in the passage of the most definitive resolution ever opposing oil tanker traffic expansion on B.C.'s coast.” Karl Hardin Dogwood Initiative
  2. 2. “Canadians helped us engage 20% of the incoming Liberal caucus, most of whom are rookie MPs and new connections for EWB.”
  3. 3. “Although most of the data is available, the act of scraping, aggregating, and serving it would have incurred costs that could have been invested elsewhere. It would have been significantly more time consuming.” Phillip Smith The Tyee
  4. 4. Lesson 1 Steal code
  5. 5. Lesson 2 Solve boring problems
  6. 6. Lesson 3 You are more efficient at scale

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