Notes from Brigade Day at Summit 2019 [Wiki]

This is a wiki post to collect the resources and notes from Brigade Day at Summit 2019. Please link your stuff here!


Lightning Talks

Breakout Sessions (Timeslot One)

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Hashim Mteuzi , Code for America
Learn more about how your Brigade can live up to seeking true Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in your membership and your work.

Day of Action Planning (Note Sheets)
Nina Kin and Ben Trevino , Hack for LA and Code for Hawaii, NAC
Let’s ideate on actions we can take as a collective unit to have an effective day of action, utilizing our collective power.

Sustainably Hosting Projects
Chris Alfano, Code for Philly
A collaborative exploration of the do’s, don’ts, and emerging projects for keeping brigade projects online for the public after they launch.

Breakout Sessions (Timeslot Two)

Community Agreements
Christopher Whitaker & Emma Burnett, Code for America and Open Maine, NAC
Community Agreements are a great way to get collective input on the behaviors that everyone will live up to during your meetings and events.

Best Practices for First Timers
Cyrus Sethna & Greg Jordan-Detamore, Code for DC
In the past year, Code for DC has experimented with creating an all-levels accessible learning group that is paired with our new person orientation.Looking to continue the discussion with brigades, large and small, about the most meaningful way to get first-timers involved and converted to regular brigade members.

Creating Entry Points Into Your Brigade
Jaison Oliver and Matt Zagaja , Sketch City (Houston) and Code for Boston
Discuss ways that other Brigades are creating multiple entry points for people in their communities to get connected and involved. How do Brigades screen projects and help potential project partners decide if their idea is a good fit for your group? We will also discuss how we recruit people into these projects and how better defining these projects has increased the diversity of our membership.

Training Session

Impact Measurement, Do Big Good

DoBigGood will work with members at Brigade Day to develop a system to measure the impact (social benefit) of Code for America’s Brigade Network. The impact workshop at the Summit has two goals. The first is to collect input on impact measurement preferences from Brigade members. The second is to engage Brigade members most interested in impact measurement as stakeholders in the development process. These Brigade stakeholders will work with DoBigGood and Code for America leadership to co- design and pilot the impact measurement system.

The workshop will be co-facilitated by Mary Joyce and Kathryn Shroyer. Mx. Joyce is the founder of DoBigGood and has a decade of global experience facilitating workshops at the intersection of digital technology and social change. Ms. Shroyer is a researcher and instructor at the Center for Engineering Learning and Teaching at the University of Washington. Her expertise is in engaging non-experts in design processes.


Are there more condensed notes about Impact Measurement? I see the raw post-it notes on the flipchart pages her above - * Impact Measurement Workshop Posters

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