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Data Libre DFW 2013 Brainstorm Session

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Data Libre DFW 2013 Brainstorm Session

  1. 1. Randall ArnoldNokia Developer Ambassador
  2. 2. Presented by Nokia Developer and DVLUP, ourexciting new developer incentive program.Thanks also to Microsoft, TECH Fort Worth andCompuMatrice
  3. 3. In support of the 2013 National Dayof Civic Hacking, June 1 through 2http://hackforchange.org/
  4. 4. 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.
  5. 5. “WHY AM I INVOLVED?”• Developer?• Concerned citizen?• Civic leader?• ?
  6. 6. OVERVIEW OF AN INTEGRATEDOPEN DATA ECOSYSTEMhttp://prezi.com/cgsepffxc2i-/open-data-ecosystem/Jeff Kaplan, 20 March 2012
  7. 7. 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”
  8. 8. 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
  9. 9. 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• ?
  10. 10. 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.
  11. 11. THANK YOURandall ArnoldNokia Developer Ambassador#HackForChange

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