Building On Alexandria's Community Indicators Platform

Special presentation this week! We'll be in room 110, by the northwest entrance to the NSF atrium.

Alexandria identified 120 indicators of quality of life for its residents, on topics ranging from affordable housing to bike lane mileage to children's health insurance. The Code for America NoVA Brigade converted the data for these indicators into a platform for building community indicator apps, by standardizing the data format, building an open data repository with a tool called CKAN, and designing a data warehouse database that could drive a community indicators website. Randy will describe the project, the data, and ways the NoVA Brigade, Arlington Code Shop, and the city of Alexandria can hack on this platform to bring these indicators back to the people they're about--the residents of Alexandria--so they can better understand their community.

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  • Joshua T.

    Both presentations were interesting and toggled my creative functionalities; While contributing to the NSF sounds great, I also found myself brainstorming over the community indicators issue.

    3 · November 8, 2013

  • James S.

    This would be a cool presentation with the mobility lab meetup. Also is the building closed or not?

    1 · October 7, 2013

  • Jeffrey E.

    Indeed, let's hope for the best. I'm *really* looking forward to this presentation, since it can help provide some direction and inspiration for our Code Shop meet ups.

    1 · October 5, 2013

  • Jeffrey C. J.

    I've been to the NSF building many times and it is lovely but isn't it closed during Furlough? :(

    October 4, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Yeah, I'm being optimistic. Also, I think it's either this week or sometime next month for you, Randy. Right?

      1 · October 4, 2013

    • Randy R.

      Yes, I'm not available on a Thursday again until 11/7. Let's hope for the best.

      1 · October 4, 2013

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