Plans are coming together for the Rockaway Civic Hack Day LEARNING LAB – and we are getting excited. We have a strong line up of workshops specifically crafted to help people in Rockaway get up to speed on web literacy. Here are 5 reasons why YOU should attend:
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1. You need to learn how to back up your photos, important papers and documents online so that it’s safe, secure and maintains it’s privacy. After the hurricane, many of us were left with soaked photo albums, ripped photos, or even lost birth certificates (gulp). Don’t let this happen again. We will have a workshop dedicated to teaching you how to scan, photograph and save your data on to the “cloud”.
2. You want to become a citizen journalist. Explore using social media tools such as facebook, twitter and instagram to document, advocate and become a resource in Rockaway. We will be having professional journalists teach you techniques and industry tricks to reporting and getting your word out there.
3. Your website and web presence is not what it should be. You know it, but you don’t know how to fix it or what should be fixed. Come to the website clinic to show professional designers your websites and get feedback and concrete actions items for how to improve the web presence of your organization, business or personal site.
4. You just wanna learn how to hack. We’ve got your back here. We can teach you how to hack a website so that you learn the basics of HTML – the language used to write web pages. We will be using tools such as the Mozilla X-Ray Goggles to help you look under the hood of webpages.
5. Navigating the web is challenging. Sometimes it’s hard to tell who is trust-worthy on the web. Join us for an investigation on nonsense detection – so you have the confidence to know when a website is trustworthy.
Learn more about the event and sign up here