Code for Connecticut [National Day of Civic Hacking]

  • May 31, 2014 · 9:00 AM
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For the second year, National Day of Civic Hacking will unite technologists, entrepreneurs, developers and other citizens in using open data to improve communities and the governments that serve them. Join the Connecticut edition of this united effort connecting citizens and government.

Code for Connecticut will be a 12-hour event to collaboratively create, build, and invent tools using publicly-available data channels.

Agenda:

9:00am Checkin (coffee & donuts provided)
9:30am Welcome
10:00am Ideas & Proposals
10:30am Team Formation
11:00am Happy Hacking!
1:00pm Lunch Break (pizza provided)
4:00pm Status sharing & Feedback
6:00pm Drinks & Demos/Sharing (beer & soft drinks provided)
7:00pm Wrap

Sponsors and volunteers wanted! Email me at [masked].

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  • Joel

    Had a lot of fun. It was great to meet people with diverse backgrounds and skill sets. Engaging getting to learn from those with more experience.

    June 3, 2014

  • kedar k.

    had a great time and am impressed by the NHV tech community. thanks for having this event!

    June 2, 2014

  • Julie

    So much fun!!! NewHaven.IO has such a great community of folks :)

    4 · June 2, 2014

    • Zack B.

      Julie and Joe, thanks so much for your attendance and participation on Saturday! I appreciate the feedback, and please do let me know if you have suggestions for the next event (which I hope to hope you can make).

      3 · June 2, 2014

    • Dennis M.

      It was a learning experience.. really enjoyed it.

      1 · June 2, 2014

  • Anshul G.

    Amazing event. Great opportunity to learn and work on new projects. Thanks to Zack and team for organizing this event and food!!!

    5 · May 31, 2014

  • Joe T.

    What is the parking situation?

    May 30, 2014

    • Matt Z.

      I have found that the easiest place to park is in the 360 State Street Garage (the entrance is on State Street). The pedestrian exit puts you on Chapel St and SeeClickFix is directly across. The daily maximum charge for the garage is $10 on weekends so it shouldn't be too expensive if you plan on staying the whole time. There are also street meters but you may have to refill them throughout the day (even though they are cheaper) or maybe there is a cheaper lot/garage nearby I'm unaware of.

      May 30, 2014

    • Matt Z.

      Also if you park in that garage don't forget to take the "ticket" the machine at the entrance gives you with you, as it is also a swipe card that let's you access the entrance when you return to your car, otherwise it is locked.

      May 30, 2014

  • Julie

    Hey everyone! I want to go tomorrow but won't be able to arrive until probably close to 1:30pm. Does anyone think it's even worth going to if I'm arriving that late? Never have been to a hackathon before

    1 · May 30, 2014

    • Zack B.

      Yes, better late than never! It's not super structured or formal.

      1 · May 30, 2014

    • Julie

      Cool then I'll be there :)

      1 · May 30, 2014

  • John K. P.

    I'd like to help, but don't know if I can spend all day there. Would it be better if I joined for the morning, or afternoon?

    1 · May 30, 2014

    • Zack B.

      Perhaps morning might be better. You can leave whenever you want.

      May 30, 2014

  • Zack B.

    ***** UPDATE *****
    The City of New Haven has come on board with a project Challenge! GOAL:
    Create a GTFS-reatime data feed for a municipal shuttle bus. EXAMPLE STEPS:
    * Install GPS device (receiver) on bus.
    * Collect data from receiver to an external device, either wirelessly or via direct cable.
    * Transmit/publish real-time GPS data from external device.
    * Ingest GPS data, translate to GTFS.
    * Publish GTFS feed (public).

    PRIZE:
    Monetary reward to be announced on Saturday, to be split amongst participating/winning developers.

    SUPPORT:
    Subject to pre-approval:
    * City will reimburse cost of GPS hardware.
    * Transit shuttle operator will install hardware.
    * City will reimburse hosting cost of software application, to keep it public.

    To be clear, there are no shortage of enterprise vendors that provide the full stack for fleet tracking, including proprietary hardware and SAAS (dashboards, apps, etc). The idea here is to create a DIY bus tracking proof-of-concept.

    3 · May 28, 2014

  • Matt Z.

    FYI Open Data CT is taking suggestions for APIs they might build for developers:

    https://twitter.com/OpenDataCT/status/469510085442822145

    1 · May 22, 2014

    • Zack B.

      Nice catch, Matt!

      May 28, 2014

  • Robert M.

    I'm coming, but I'll probably have to leave around 5 or 6.

    May 21, 2014

    • Zack B.

      Great! No problem at all, Robert.

      May 28, 2014

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