MKE Event for International Open Data Hackathon

Who is this event for? EVERYONE! Developers, Designers, Librarians, Statisticians and Residents who Love Data!

If you have an idea for using open data, want to fina an interesting project to contribute towards, learn about how to visualize or analyze data or simply want to see what's happening, then definitely come participate! No matter your skillset or interests, we are encouraging organizers to foster opportunities for you to learn and help the global open data community grow.

Suggested Agenda

-Meet and Greet (10am) -Toss out ideas for data scraping, transformation or map/app/visual creation (10:30am) -Assemble teams and begin (11am) -Presentation of progress (3pm)


What to Expect

A lot will be going on. So... expect to:

  • Learn more about open data.
  • Find out how your local and national government could do more to release open data.
  • Engage local non-profits and companies in the uses of open data for the products and missions
  • Meet & network with tons of cool people in your city and around the world.
  • Voice your opinion & share your ideas with the people and media attending.
  • Find out about apps being created, and get to play around with them as well.
  • Help out with parts of the conceptualization, creation, design, advertisement and testing of apps.
  • Conduct an open tutorial sessions around using open data,like learning how to customize google maps to show the data you want to show.
  • Have lots and lots of fun.

What to Bring

Anything! Bring your laptops, mobile phones, phasers set to stun, etc. but above all, your energy and your brains! We’re trying to make this event very hands on, so feel free to bring all your wacky geektronics so that you can participate in all the fun. Don't worry if you don’t bring anything since there will still be tons of stuff to do.

 

The App Idea Wiki: http://wiki.opendataday.org/2013/App_Ideas

The Data Set Wiki: http://wiki.opendataday.org/2013/Data


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  • Matt R.

    We produced 2 apps and a set of maps from Milwaukee data, including a PDF, multiple web sources and the City Shapefiles. I am proud to have spent the day with such fine, dedicated individuals.

    February 25, 2013

    • Matt R.

      I sent out a newsletter. Maps, a parking app and a facebook app were created.

      March 5, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Would love to promote these on Data.gov. Can I get a copy of the newsletter?

      March 5, 2013

  • Kate P.

    I'm going to pop by for just a bit at 3. Love to see what you've all done!

    February 23, 2013

    • Matt R.

      Looking forward to it!

      February 23, 2013

  • Matt R.

    Coffee and coffee cake are on the way!

    February 23, 2013

  • Matt R.

    I will also try to grab a roll of quarters on the way in. :)

    February 23, 2013

  • Matt R.

    Also, I'll be bringing coffee.

    February 23, 2013

  • Matt R.

    Parking should be fine, but I believe meter parking applies on 5th street. Side streets are not metered, and parking should be available. Thanks @Thomas. See you next time!

    February 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    What's the parking situation in the area like on Saturdays?

    February 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Congratulations on your International Open Data Day event! If you are looking for federal data today, check out http://data.gov (or let me know if you need any assistance): @JeanneHolm (Data.gov Evangelist). You can also find more data at Cities.Data.gov, Counties.Data.gov, and States.Data.gov. Good luck!

    1 · February 23, 2013

  • Thomas P. Leisle J.

    Sorry, but I must go to Chicago.

    February 23, 2013

  • Matt R.

    Looking forward to tomorrow, everyone! See you at 10am.

    February 22, 2013

  • Matt R.

    Welcome to our new members! I'm updating the meetup post to include an agenda, or at least a suggested timetable of events. If anyone has data they'd like to bring with or work on, share it here.

    Thanks everyone. If you'd like to contribute data or ideas before the event, please do so! I'll tweet and FB share.

    February 18, 2013

  • Thomas P. Leisle J.

    In for a bit.

    February 18, 2013

  • Matt R.

    If you have or want to work on specific data, scrape it before the event! Don't worry about cleaning it up, we can do it there!

    February 11, 2013

  • Nancy O.

    I may stop in to observe for a little while.

    January 30, 2013

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