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 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:

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.