Breakout groups

Every week after the presentation, we break out into topic-specific working and learning groups led by regular facilitators to guide conversations, answer questions, and build teams for civic apps. The groups are split into two types: working groups and learning groups.

Want to start your own breakout group? All you need to do is announce it at the next hack night, fill out this form, and people will vote with their feet! We also recommend that you check out our guide to starting a breakout group.

Learning Groups

New to CfM Hack Night? Interested in learning what it's all about? Or learning how to program or work with data? Join a learning group!

Census 2020 Learning Group

Started by Aycrazy

Improved Master Property File Data Discovery Learning Group

Started by Mitch Henke

Working Groups

These groups focus on building civic apps, doing research and pursuing ways of using technology to make Milwaukee a better place to live in. Groups can last for one night or several years - it's up to you! Working Group

Started by Kyle Halleman

Community Clinic Directory Working Group

Started by Conorw1

Digital Public Works Working Group

Started by Nickgartmann

Census 2020 Working Group

Started by Aycrazy

Improved Master Property File Data Discovery Working Group

Started by Mitch Henke

Adopt-A-Drain Working Group

Started by Jacob Fincher, Kristin Shoenecker, Mitch Henke, and Andrew Yaspan

Decarceration Platform Working Group

Started by Romke De Haan and Friends

Milwaukee Snow Angels Working Group

Started by Dr. Terry Burant

ARTIO (formerly Mama Bear) Working Group

Started by Kirsten Helgeson

  • Sometimes groups get marked as closed if they haven't been active in a few weeks. This is to keep the list size managable. Any group marked this way can be re-opened at any time.

    To re-open a group:

    1. Visit the list of closed Github Issues.
    2. Search for your project and click on it.
    3. You will see all the project notes and comments previously left. Scroll to the bottom of the page you'll see a box that allows you to leave a comment. Next to the comment button there should be a 'Reopen Issue' button.
    4. We recommend leaving a comment while you re-open the issue, to update the project and mention if you're looking for anything new!