Last night brought the first meeting of the Hacks/Hackers group in Hawaii. The focus? Digital journalism, social media, open data, APIs and open government. Among the presenters:

  • Misa Maruyama of the Hawaii Computer Human Interaction Lab invited attendees to participate in a study on social media’s role in political discourse. To participate, fill out this volunteer form.
  • Burt Lum of Bytemarks Cafe introduced the latest apps to come out of the Code for America engagement with the City & County of Honolulu. Check out the apps at the city’s Can-Do transparency site.
  • Ben Trevino of Interisland Terminal and UHERO spoke about visualizations and how he and his team used the tools to visualize the City’s budget. Check them out here.
  • Jared Kuroiwa of Hawaii Open Data presented his work with campaign spending, a voter/precinct dashboard, and Hawaii Revised Statutes. Find the many elements of his presentation here.

To be kept up-to-date on future Hacks/Hackers meetups, be sure to join the group at Meetup.com.

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