Results from City of Calgary’s hackathon and more
Come learn about The City of Calgary’s first themed hackathon! This two day event was centered around Pedestrian Comfort and really pushed the needle on opening up new data sets and welcoming passionate partners to make a difference in their city. Walking is an important ingredient in making Calgary thrive as a city: helping business as well as promoting health and tourism and the hackathon showed how technology can solve some important issues in our city like saving lives, redefining navigation and conversations around public art. This presentation will talk about the importance of working across sectors and the need for tech in transportation.
Speaker: Jen Malzer is a transportation engineer working in the liveable streets division of the City of Calgary. She serves as past president of the Canadian Institute of Transportation Engineers and is a two-time graduate from the University of Manitoba where she studied heavy trucking before falling in love with walking, biking and transit. These days she can be found managing interesting collaborative projects to improve walkability in Calgary including re-vamping the traffic calming program.
February 12, 2019
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Work Nicer Coworking (Stephen Ave)
630 8 Ave SW #600 · Calgary, AB
Our guest speaker, Gerald Wheatly from the Arusha Centre will share the latest news about Calgary Dollars and how it is now a digital currency.
Gerald Wheatley currently manages Calgary Dollars and Take Action Grants grassroots granting program at the Arusha Centre society. He will discuss how digital complementary currencies are serving Calgary and communities around the world. He holds a masters degree in community economic development research on complementary currencies in Canada and the US and has published internationally on the subject. Gerald is a recipient of the Top 40 under 40, the Alberta Centennial Medal, and the YMCA Calgary Peacemaker Award.
Here is a link to the recent Global News article on how Calgary is the first city in Canada to have a digital currency: https://globalnews.ca/news/4740778/alberta-finance-calgary-digital-dollars-small-businesses/
January 8th, 2019
6:30pm – 9pm
Global Business Centre, Terrace View Room (5th Floor)
120 8 Ave SE. Calgary, AB