Presented by Nokia Developer and DVLUP, ourexciting new developer incentive program.Thanks also to Microsoft, TECH Fort Worth andCompuMatrice
In support of the 2013 National Dayof Civic Hacking, June 1 through 2http://hackforchange.org/
AGENDAMove the dialog forward on civic coding for the Dallas-Fort Worthmetroplex, connecting engaged citizens with software developersand civic leaders in order to address everyday needs such asemergency preparedness, city services, lifestyle amenities, etc. Opendata access and improved information distribution/awareness isessential.
“WHY AM I INVOLVED?”• Developer?• Concerned citizen?• Civic leader?• ?
OVERVIEW OF AN INTEGRATEDOPEN DATA ECOSYSTEMhttp://prezi.com/cgsepffxc2i-/open-data-ecosystem/Jeff Kaplan, 20 March 2012
BASIC OPEN DATA EXAMPLE• Fort Worth Accessible Hazard Alert System (AHAS):http://ftwahas.deaflink.com/index.php?q=node/63• More available at federal, state and regional levels• NASA, USGS, Texas Department of Agriculture, et al“THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN FORT WORTH HASISSUED A TORNADO WARNING FOR...SOUTHWESTERNTARRANT COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS...UNTIL 845PM CDT DOPPLER RADAR OBSERVED A DEVELOPINGTORNADO 4 MILES SOUTHWEST OF ANNETTA MOVINGEAST AT 15 MPH. THE TORNADO WILL BENEAR...BENBROOK AROUND 845 PM”
SOME RESOURCES• Code for America Commons: http://commons.codeforamerica.org/• ChallengePost (hackathon tool): http://challengepost.com/• OGDI DataLab: http://datapublic.org/about/datalab• DFW Developers• 163 Windows Phone*• 633 Android*• 101 .NET desktop*• Numerous relevant special interests groups• Permaculture• Health/Fitness/Lifestyle• Green energy• Urban renewal*based on 3 local meetup.com groups…. actually hundreds more
SOME OPPORTUNITIES• 2013 Civic Data Challenge: http://www.civicdatachallenge.com/rules-and-criteria• Health-oriented; submissions due July 28, 2013• 2014 National Day of Civic Hacking• ?
CONCLUSIONDallas-Fort Worth has access to the necessary talent, resources andcommunity interest that can support civic coding events andactions… our challenge is to pull it all together.