070613i-Nadeem-MazenFrom the Nadeem Mazen campaign, July 5: Nadeem Mazen, candidate for Cambridge City Council, will hold his kickoff event from 3 to 5 p.m. July 13 at ZuZu, 474 Massachusetts Ave., Central Square.

At the kickoff event Mazen will release The Cambridge Happy Streets Project, a free online interactive map exploring more than 125 Cambridge resident and visitor interviews. Each interview investigates a community member’s happiness with Cambridge – what they appreciate about the city and what they wish could be changed.

Mazen, a first-time candidate for City Council, is running on a platform of technology and media-based access to municipal government called Byte-Sized Politics in which Cambridge’s unique, innovative background is leveraged to make the city’s government more easily understood and engaged via new media and technologies.

Mazen lives in Cambridgeport and owns two small businesses in Central Square: danger!awesome is a storefront for arts skill-sharing and professional development classes; Nimblebot.com specializes in developing educational media and interactive software. Mazen moved to Cambridge more than a decade ago to attend the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

The event is open to the public and will feature music, a cash bar and free appetizers.