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Every 2 weeks on Tuesday until December 31, 2019

Chapel Hill Town Council

405 M.L.K. Jr Blvd · Chapel Hill, NC

How to find us

Chapel Hill Town Hall Room 344 (Enter through the bottom floor!)

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Details

What we'll do:
Come out for a civic hacking session in Chapel Hill Town Hall Room 344! We will be working on two projects (descriptions under 'Ongoing projects'), but new project ideas are always welcome!

Sample schedule
- 6:00 - 6:10: Mix and mingle
- 6:10 - 6:15: CfA and CfCH Overviews
- 6:15 - 6:30: Current Projects and New Project Pitches
- 6:30 - 7:45: On-boarding and Project Time
- 7:45 - 8:00: Progress Recaps and Action Items

Ongoing projects:
• Chapel Hill Crash Model: The objective of this project is to use data science to understand and predict traffic related injuries in Chapel Hill. The Town of Chapel Hill has expressed concerns over increasing instances of serious traffic crashes. In order to start addressing the problem, it is imperative to understand what makes some intersections and regions more dangerous than others. If we can find patterns in the data that shed light on what conditions make crashes more likely, it’s possible to take measures to prevent them.
• Park Facilities Usage Tracking: Collecting data about Chapel Hill's recreational facilities is important yet cost-prohibitive. If the Parks Department knows how facilities are being used, they can serve the town better. However, proprietary usage tracking solutions and manual data collection are both expensive. We are determining how to address this issue using low-cost hardware and open-source software.
• Data Stories: This new project idea focuses on telling Town-relevant stories based around or showcasing the innovative use of data.

What to bring
• A computer and some creative energy!