Join us for our weekly civic hack sessions inside City Hall. Brigade members and others interested in civic hacking welcome. We provide space, wifi, great peeps and pizza.
Today, we will have a presentation by Rik Belew on Crime and Data in Oakland. Making a complete, reliable and transparent data stream from Oakland Police Department available to citizens has been a long-term goal for OpenOakland. Systems are now in place to produce a regular (monthly) update and analysis, posting to data.OpenOakland.org . Details regarding access and interpretation of the data and examples relating to topical issues (e.g., the effectiveness of private patrols) will be presented. New efforts to connect Oakland's Neighborhood Crime Prevention Councils (NCPCs) to this data, to the City of Oakland, and to one another will also be described.
After the presentation, you're welcome to work on any of our formal civic apps or campaigns (complete projects list at openoakland.org).
Or come to share your idea, maybe start a new collaboration. We also explore new projects as they pop up!