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<Code Utah> A Summer-Long Codefest

In honor of National Day of Civic Hacking (NDoCH), Open Salt Lake is bringing together the local technology community to launch Code Utah, a summer-long event to combine “Learning, Coding, and building a better Utah.”

Easily finding and using public data is a core principle of 21st Century government. Our goal is to take public data from Utah's new open data portal (http://www.utah.gov/data/) and make it actionable, addressing local needs through visualizations, new apps, and tools for the community. More than 1300 datasets are currently hosted on the portal and the State has committed to finding and posting any other public data that developers want to use throughout the Summer Open Data Drive.

We will launch, in conjunction with NDoCH at ImpactHub SLC (http://saltlake.impacthub.net/), on Saturday, June 6th. The launch party will introduce participants to the open data available and groups will start forming to explore ways that open data and technology can improve issues ranging from health to food access to education to climate change. Over the course of the summer, there will be many learning opportunities and teams will work on digital solutions that use open data, culminating in a juried demo day and hack session in late August with prizes and awards in a range of categories. Join Open Salt Lake in placing open data in the hands of developers and communities to drive toward greater impact.

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  • Mark P.

    Message me at [masked] with your email address if you want an invite to our Slack channel.

    June 11, 2015

  • Joseph

    Will it be fun?

    1 · June 5, 2015

    • Wil B.

      If you can make it, then yes! 😉

      1 · June 5, 2015

  • Sean N.

    Damn it, wish my schedule was free. I'll join you guys next time!

    1 · June 5, 2015

  • A former member
    A former member

    Gotta miss this kickoff because of other commitments, but would appreciate being able to stay in touch and get involved later on.

    1 · June 5, 2015

  • A former member
    A former member

    How is the parking? I want to go, but the parking in that area is bad during that time of day, I hear.

    June 5, 2015

    • Nole W.

      Christina there is a ton of parking in the City creek building one block north. With the pride fest going it might be harder to find a spot south of 300

      1 · June 5, 2015

  • Evan J.

    I'm probably going to miss this kickoff event (out of town), but I want to participate, so I'll keep my eyes out for future events this summer.

    1 · June 5, 2015

  • Lisa K.

    Going out of town, so I won't make this one. 😔

    1 · June 5, 2015

  • Sean

    I'm going to miss the kick-off, but I'll be with y'all in spirit!

    1 · June 3, 2015

  • version2beta

    I'll be on my way to the Erlang Users Conference in Stockholm. Sorry to miss this - I'm excited to get involved.

    1 · June 3, 2015

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