We are proud to invite you to the first ever Indy civic hackathon May 31st in support of the National Day of Civic Hacking. We invite entrepreneurs, developers, designers, government representatives and citizens who are passionate about improving our community to attend this free event. IndyCivicHack is a one-day event driven by passionate and engaged citizens given the opportunity to explore and drive solutions using public data. Participants are called on to apply existing technologies or build new applications using public data. We have a fun day of open data, announcements, networking, coding, giveaways and more planned.
We plan to start the day around 10am and continue the fun into the evening. Save the date on your calandar!
Paul Baltzell - CIO State of Indiana: 10:20 am
Congresswoman Susan W Brooks: 10:30 am
The winning solutions will take home a variety of prizes including:
Win the trash challenge and take home an extra prize of 4 Indianapolis Colts Suite tickets to the game on October 19th
1 in 6 hoosiers fight hunger everyday. While we are hacking for change lets take this opportunity to help fight hunger in our community. Bring a nonperishable food item (not mandantory to participate)! For every two non perishable food items you bring you will be given a raffle ticket to enter our raffle prize drawing. We will be giving away some fun swag but most of all you will be helping us all do our part to help feed the hungry in Indy. All donations will be taken to a local food shelter. We will be raffling off:
The Problem: Last year (2013), the MAC handled over 176,000 calls, resulting in nearly 57,000 requests for service and nearly 43,000 requests for information. These information calls account for 18% of all calls the MAC took in 2013, with trash information calls alone accounting for more than 11% of the MAC’s total volume last year. The MAC is looking to decrease/eliminate these trash calls in an effort to reduce cost, improve customer service, and reallocate resources in a more effective and efficient way.Trash information calls typically consist of questions along the lines of: “what day is my trash picked up?”; “is my trash going to be picked up today?” (these calls increase around holidays and bad weather); and “what can/can’t I put out on my heavy trash day?”
Potential Soultions: Innovative ideas dont have boundaries, however here are a few ideas to get you started:
INDOT and the Indiana State Police have data on current accidents and tickets they have released for the first time. They would like your help to answer a few key questions through visual representation of this information and potential MASHUPS with other data sets. These questions include:
Data sets to be utilized:
We have sourced a number of local and state data sets that we would like to see what you can do with them. These include pothole, accident, meaningful use, and more. Here are just a few of these data sets available on our event community open data portal
We invite you to submit data sets, unlock data, point participants towards data sets and more. Connecting innovators with civic data has already produced billions of dollars in benefit to communities (e.g., GIS data driving GPS inovation). Our goal is to highlight these data sets but we need your help to do so.
Also, here are a few places to find additional open data sets
|General||Socrata Open Data Portal | Data.Gov | HealthData.Gov | Open VA Data | Open FDA | Open NASA | World Bank Data | Lilly Open Innovation API | List of CKAN (open data portal) instances | HackForChange Aggregated List of Sources|
|Indiana specific||Indiana Map | Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) Reports & Statistics | South Bend Open Data Portal|
|Other cities and states||Data.gov list of international open government data portals | New York | Chicago | San Francisco | Illinois | Austin | Boston | Hawaii | Oregon | Madison | Canada | Honolulu | Seattle | Lexington | Phillidelphia | Maryland | San Mataeo | Baltimore | Oakland | Kansas City | Louisville|