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Legit Info, an open source project for Call for Code for Racial Justice

March 15, 2021 8:00 am PST

🌹Technology has the power to drive action! Join this workshop to discover Legit-Info, a web-based application that uses technology to discover, analyze and evaluate policy to help advocates reform the workplace, products, public safety, and legislation. Technology has the power to help allow content to be centralized into a single database, in a consistent format, and readily accessible to advocates that need simple-to-read information.

🎓What you will learn:
In this online meetup, attendees will learn about Legit-Info, a web-based application written in Python programming language, using the Django framework and Bootstrap user interface styling, as well as some of the Open source technology that was used by the technical team. 

Find out how to:
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Prerequisites to Contribute: Python, Django, Bootstrap, PDFminer, SQlite, Postgresql, Gunicorn, Watson NLU
Optional Technologies: Red Hat UBI, Docker, Kubernetes, Red hat OpenShift, Tekton

Meetup Agenda:
👩‍💻 Introduction to Open source technology for web development – what it means to build and open source solution;

🧭Introduction to Legit-Info, created with the help of open-source technology. This project is an effort to utilize technology to analyze, inform, and develop public policy to reform the workplace, products, public safety, and legislation. 

Technology alone cannot fix hundreds of years of racial injustice and inequality, but when we put it in the hands of the Black community and their supporters, technology can begin to bridge a gap. To start a dialogue. To identify areas where technology can pave a road to progress. 

👋🏻 Who should attend?
This IBM Developer event is open to everyone, and we encourage everyone to join the conversation. When we all have empathy for others, we can build amazing things that benefit everyone.

🎙 Speakers:

Rita Tackett, IBM
Thomas N Adams, IBM
Tony Pearson, IBM