In our next meetup, we'll dig into a hot topic in civic data: food inspections. The agenda is as follows:
- Primer on a nascent national movement around standards for food inspection data. NYC has proposed the Open Health Inspection Specification, but cities still have a wide range of scoring systems. Just take a look at San Francisco, Chicago, and Houston to see widely variable inspection systems/ methods for display & publication
- Demo of a new Web site that monitors Twitter for food poisoning complaints in Chicago
- Discussion of a working group looking to gather more data relating to public health (inspections, dumpsters, rats, food poisoning incidents, etc.
More info to come, but mark your calendars. We'll also have the usual number of announcements.
Speaking of announcements, here's long-time OpenGovChicago member and Chicago CTO John Tolva on CBS talking about the City's Open311 implementation this morning. More info here.