Discussing HackforLA and LA's new OpenData Platform

  • November 13, 2013 · 7:00 PM

Hack for LA is having a civic Hackathon on December 7 & 8. It'll be a great time to get some projects off the ground! We'll have them tell us a bit about their plans. Registration is now open: http://www.hackforla.org/hackathon_signup

Los Angeles just announced their new open data website that gives us a ton of info on financial data within the city both through visualizations and APIs. We're going to have a talk about what kind of data this is and how it can be used.

• Where the city of LA's revenue comes from: https://controllerdata.lacity.org/Finance/FY2013-General-Fund-Revenues-by-Revenue-Class/fbs3-k6nk

• List of City employees who made over $250k in 2012: https://controllerdata.lacity.org/Finance/2012-City-Earners-over-250-000/dum9-abx8

• City departments by payroll (water & power, what?): https://controllerdata.lacity.org/Finance/2013-All-City-Departments-by-Payroll/f6ve-4yux

Let’s get together and chat about project ideas to use this data as well as let the city officials know what other data we want them to present!

7:00-7:15 Arrive and settle-in. 

7:15-7:30 Introductions & Announcements.

7:30-7:45 Presentation by Hack for LA about their upcoming hackathon happening December 7th & 8th. Sign-ups are now open, register here: http://www.hackforla.org/hackathon_signup

7:45-8:00 Presentation by LA Controller's Office about their new Open Data Platform. Check it out here: https://controllerdata.lacity.org/

8:00-8:30 Project updates/proposals

8:30-9:00 Mix & Mingle

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  • Houston G.

    Thanks everyone for showing up to discuss HackForLA last night. What did you all think of my idea for http://www.Civly.com and "Gameifying Civic Activism?"

    November 14, 2013

    • Vyki E.

      Very cool, let me know if you need help with something in particular.

      2 · November 14, 2013

    • jendiamond

      I agree. I really liked your project. If you need help let me know.

      1 · November 14, 2013

  • Richard G.

    Awesome

    November 14, 2013

  • Mark R. E.

    Pisser! I will not be in attendance (UCLA Extension class), but look forward to hearing how it went and to participating in future activities.

    November 13, 2013

  • Yohei N.

    Yay! Excited to announce that we'll have people from the LA Controller's Office presenting their new open data platform and answering both technical and non-technical questions about it! Check it out before you arrive so you know what kinda questions you might want to ask: https://controllerdata.lacity.org/

    2 · November 12, 2013

  • Bryan K.

    Need to send off a team member who's moving up to the Bay. Yohei, I'll be sure to get notes from you!

    November 11, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry, forgot I got Clippers tix awhile back for that night.

    November 3, 2013

  • josue m.

    Looking forward to hearing everyone's ideas!

    November 8, 2013

  • Ira H.

    I'll be in SF that week :(

    October 25, 2013

  • Chris K.

    Anyone by any chance heading out from Pasadena or east side that I could bum a ride from? I'll teach you how to use beautiful soup to scrape web pages along the way :)

    1 · October 25, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I'm in Brentwood but would almost drive out and get you if you will teach me Beautiful Soup! I played with it some last night and it's what I'm learning today. Would love to talk with you about it as move forward. Jeff

      October 25, 2013

    • Scott E.

      I'll be coming from Highland Park, we could meet up and head out. [masked]

      October 25, 2013

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