Building a sustainable, shared data community. www.mkedatainitiative.com
What it is A collection of professionals advocating for the adoption of standards for data and information systems. We want Milwaukee technology entrepreneurs, businesses, community organizations and government to solve problems and create opportunities with data.
Who is involved or connected now Matt Richardson Todd Clausen Michael Diedrick Jeff Arp Bruce Wantuch Bill Finn David Snopek Steve Glynn James Carlson @edcetera @keithmbw Steve Stanislawksi Dan Torkilsen George Warner Kristi Luzar Milika Miller Shawn Smith Terrence Maggit Virginia Carlson Mark Servais Scott Hill Ally Blackburn @klalkong @civichack @urbandata Simon Twigger Sean Underwood Jim Mallman Dustin Fillippini Anthony Dovi All of YOU.
Milwaukee problems Making strategic, community-wide decisions about constituents is difficult. Information systems can be cost-prohibitive to modify. Funding sources have separate requirements for their required reports. Startups needs additional support infrastructure.
Trends Regional competition for talent (Detroit, Chicago, MPLS) Startups identified as the primary source of new, sustainable job creation Impact-driven groups have to make smarter, fact-based decisions to address social problems. Many Milwaukeeans want more opportunities to use their skills to better our community and create economic prosperity.
The solution Adopt system feature requirements as a community. Cooperate on setting new standards for building software. Advocate for an open data policy at the city and county. Be a connector for the technical community. Milwaukee has an untapped "powder-keg" of creative, technical and entrepreneurial talent. Let's tap into them.
The standards All systems must be interoperable Systems should be extendable Systems should not have barriers (to join or leave) Vendors should cooperate on standards Data systems should create entrepreneurial opportunities
Demos Events: http://thirdcoastdigest.com/calendar/ Checkins: Foursquare heat map Travel Data: http://www.dot.wisconsin.gov/travel/milwaukee/mke-congestion.htm Bus Routes: http://www.google.com/maps?ie=UTF8&f=d&dirflg=r&hl=en&saddr=Bayshore+Mall+Milwaukee&daddr=Grand+Avenue+Mall+Milwaukee&ttype=dep&date=2%2F9%2F12&time=12%3A35pm Weather: http://weather.com http://www.wefeelfine.org/wefeelfine_mac.html Mobile
Next steps 2 Hackathons (using our existing feeds) Community discussion groups Meet with City and County officials Continue meeting with business and community leaders Organize information showcase
What we need from you Join. Adopt standards. Contribute data. Build something.