Netsquared hackathon and Houston Open Data Initiative

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Presentation by Bruce Haupt on May 14, 2013 to the NetSquared Houston organization. Includes additional project ideas (snapshots) and links to projects from other Cities.

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Netsquared hackathon and Houston Open Data Initiative

  1. 1. City of Houston Open Innovation Hackathon: Friday/Saturday, May 17-18Presented by Bruce Haupt, Performance Improvement Director, City of Houston FinanceDepartment (Email: bruce.haupt@houstontx.gov Twitter: @brucehaupt)How Can We Use the City of HoustonsOpen Data to Do More Good?www.houstonhackathon.com #HackHou data.codeforhouston.com
  2. 2. The City of Houston in briefPopulation and land mass: Mayor: Annise D. Parker City population: 2.2 million (#4) MSA population: 6.2 million (#5) Land Mass: 647 square miles (#3)Administrative: City Budget: $4 Billion City Departments: 22 City employees: 21,000+2Select activity measures: Animal adoptions: 6,300 (50%) Commercial building plans reviewed: 19,000+ EMS response time: 7.1 minutes Fire response time: 7.4 minutes Library circulation: 6.6 million Parking citations: 200,000+ Police code-1 response time: 4.9 minutes Parks after school enrichment participants: 200,000+ Pension payments as % of expenditures: 7.2% Pot holes repaired within 5 days: 83% Recycling % of total tonnage: 18% Restaurant inspections completed: 37,000+ Water gallons delivered: 450 million Waste water gallons treated: 217 million
  3. 3. 3Why open data?Why host a hackathon?
  4. 4. Why open data? Why host a hackathon?Partner with Houston’s technologycommunity to tackle a shared challengeto improve Houston City services4
  5. 5. 5 Dialogue Useful products Building businesses Capitalizing on opportunities Access to City decision makers Transparency and purposeful open dataBenefits include…
  6. 6. 6What is a hackathon?
  7. 7. What is a hackathon?Event where we develop creativetechnological solutions and insightsfor specific problems in a shortamount of time7
  8. 8. 8http://www.houstonhackathon.com/
  9. 9. 9http://data.codeforhouston.com/
  10. 10. 10Why are you here?
  11. 11. 11Here are some more Cityproject ideas…
  12. 12. 12NYC’s first Hackathon focused on new designs for their websiteHow about a City of Houston mobile website design?
  13. 13. 13http://data.codeforhouston.com/http://servicetracker.cityofchicago.org/
  14. 14. 14Dataset: http://data.codeforhouston.com/ (Data coming soon!)http://lookatcook.com/
  15. 15. 15https://www.auntbertha.com/
  16. 16. 16http://data.codeforhouston.com/http://mycity.houstontx.gov/don/
  17. 17. 17Dataset: http://data.codeforhouston.com/ (Data coming soon!)http://openbudgetoakland.org/
  18. 18. 18http://adoptahydrant.org/
  19. 19. 19http://mars-watchtower.herokuapp.com/NASA’s Space Apps Challenge – Mars Watchtower (Weather) App
  20. 20. 20https://rfpez.sba.gov/From the Office of Business Opportunity:1) Create a website that connects primecontractors to certified subcontractors2) Create a website that lists current citycontracting opportunities
  21. 21. 21Dataset: http://data.codeforhouston.com/dataset/city-of-houston-fee-schedulehttp://cohapp.cityofhouston.gov/FIN_FeeSchedule/default.aspx
  22. 22. Contact Information22City of Houston Open Innovation Hackathon:Friday/Saturday, May 17-18http://www.houstonhackathon.com/http://data.codeforhouston.com/Twitter: #HackHouBruce Haupt, Performance Improvement Director,City of Houston Finance DepartmentEmail: bruce.haupt@houstontx.govTwitter: @brucehaupt

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