Sat, 28 Mar 2015 12:00 - 18:45


Recruit Annex 1 Bldg, B1F, 7-2-6, Ginza, Chuo, Tokyo, JAPAN


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Drinks and foods are not served. Bring Your Own.


This event is the Meetup the day before the Civic Tech Forum. For Civic Tech Forum, please check the official site.

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Special Guest

The keynote speaker Christopher Whitaker for CIVIC TECH FORUM 2015 will be coming this event. So let's talk with him and ask your questions.

Relaxed talk with Christopher Whitaker

  • Sharing Chris's experiences as Civic Heroes
  • Questions and Answers

Discussions about the Namie Tablet project with Chris

  • Share information about the outlook, history and current status of The Namie Tablet distribution project

  • Current status and challenges of Tablet training workshops.
    Code for Namie provides hands-on training sessions to Namie citizens for the usage of tablet. But there are still many challenges ahead. For example the number of participants of the training session at Ibaraki on Feb. 22 was about 30. (Supporting staff is 10). About 900 evacuated persons still live in Ibaraki prefecture from Namie. Only 3.3 % is covered and one time lesson is insufficient for them.Then we plan to provide other means in the future, say supporting bulletin board or casual help desk service at weekly Meetups. Due to budget limitation, official (budget funded) training session can not be provided in the future. So we need to create the community supporting model.

  • Discussions about what can we do or how to cope with these challenges.

You can freely use the free time for your project !!

You can publish your project on FB page

You can utilize this time slot for your eagerness. (Freedom of access)

For examples
- Mapping party for OSM
- Use FixMyStreet Japan for regional area
- Working -> Hanami party -> Working (loop)

 << Planned Sessions >>

12:15~12:45 Discuss about the definition of words used at Code for Japan
13:30~14:30 Launch a project for subtitle and CC of CfJ movies
14:00~15:45 Healthcare pre-meetup
15:00~16:00 Workshop for project direction and recording after OpenOakland
15:00~16:00 Thinking about the possibility of crowdfunding for local issues.
16:00~17:00 Ideathon about aging society and healthcare
16:00~17:00 -- Ask anything to Civic Hero Christopher Whitaker
17:00~18:00 -- Discussions about the Namie Tablet Project


12:00-16:00 -- Participants arrive and socialize. Free time
16:00-17:00 -- Ask anything to Civic Hero Christopher Whitaker
17:00-18:00 -- Discussions about the Namie Tablet Project
18:00-18:45 -- A party with beer
18:45 -- Venue close

Facilities of event site

  • Tables and chairs (80)
    • Tables for 6 x 8
    • Tables for 4 x 4
  • Power outlet (AC 100V)
  • WiFi connection
  • Misc.

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