March 22nd Open Work Meetup
This month we’ll be joined by special guest Amy Riegelman, Assistant Librarian at the University of Minnesota Libraries, to talk about:
Grappling with Discoverability Consequences + Discovering Gov Web Analytics
When it comes to being mobile-friendly, Minnesota is not very nice. Learn about Google’s algorithm changes and why Minnesota state web pages are buried in search results. Also learn about how 18F, a digital services agency of the federal government, created tool called Analytics.usa.gov. This tool allows for realtime access to usage statistics of government web pages. This open source project is in the public domain which means that other government entities are able to replicate this level of web traffic transparency.
The rest of this meeting will be an open lab time where we will work on projects. Come with ideas for projects, things you may have already started, or we’ll try to match you up with an already existing project or idea.
Code of Conduct
As with any event hosted by Open Twin Cities, our Code of Conduct will be in effect during this meetup. Respect each other. Don’t be a jerk.
If you’re looking for project ideas, checkout:
- Geo:Code 2.0 Projects - Projects that started at Geo:Code 2.0 earlier this month;
- Adopt-A-Tree - Help Trees Stay Alive in the Summer;
- CoEventer - Our Ideation & Volunteer Tool;
- Visualizing Minneapolis Building Energy Efficiency;
- Your Next Representative,
- our project and community management discussions,
- issues with the Open Twin Cities website,or
- the Open Twin Cities Projects Page.
Update - Video
We recorded Amy’s presentation, which you can watch below or at YouTube.
Note, the camera stopped recording after 27 minutes, so we didn’t capture the end of Amy’s presentation. Sorry about that.