Open Data Day Hackathon - Public Safety

This is a past event

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745 W Main St, 4th Floor · Louisville, KY

How to find us

Take bus, bike, walk, or carpool if you can. Lots of events in the area, including Anthem 5K. Enter on Main Street, go to the end of the hallway to the elevator, take it to the 4th floor.


Code for America will hold its sixth annual "CodeAcross" event, which this year is being called Open Data Day, to coincide with International Open Data Day ( It's a weekend of civic hacking events hosted by over 100 cities of the Code for America network around the world. The goal is to activate the Code for America network and inspire residents everywhere to get actively involved in their community.

This year the city of Louisville is cosponsoring the event. It will be held in the brand new LouieLab space, and will have a focus on public safety. Expect new open data and event projects around police, EMS, fire, and the community.


Major Eric Johnson (Administrative Services) from Metro LMPD

Sergeant Donnie Masden (Technical Services) from Metro LMPD

Michael Schnuerle (Data Officer) from Metro OPI @LouDataOfficer (


LMPD Gun Intake (

(last 5 years, block level locations, type of gun, date/time)

Emergency Services ( - city emergency alert system API.

Existing Event Data Sets:

Police (


MetroCall 311 (

Fire (

Redlining ( - another viz (

For future release:

911 data across police, fire, EMS (700K/year).

NARCAN/opioid administration and deaths.

Fire - run info: location, fire station, engines involved, injury numbers, multiple timestamps, date, outcomes

Who should get involved? Urbanists, civic hackers, government staff, developers, designers, community organizers, and anyone with the passion to make their city better.


We are pre-planning a number of projects for this year’s event, identifying resources and laying the groundwork in advance. You can align yourself with one of these projects , or come with your own ideas. Actually, we encourage everyone to bring ideas of what they'd like to see built!

Under development.

See last year's projects and a recap! (


Projects might include any of the following skills, so you can always be a help:

Research (web/email/phone), idea focus, data entry, modifying existing code, using 3rd party online services, graphic design, user experience (UX), documentation, presentation creation, mapping, and/or data analysis!


9am – Coffee and Bagels (Panera), introductions and overview, project tracks review

10am – Break into self-organized groups to work on projects

12pm – Lunch on site - Moe's

1pm – Continue working on ideas, finish prototype

4-5pm – Present projects, successes, roadblocks, next steps, hacking end, head off to dinner and drinks with your new friends.


Your laptop, power cables, software, smart phones, chargers, monitors, mice, ideas and self.


The event is meant to be a technical programming, app building, hacking experience. We will be working together to build actual apps during the event.

If you are non-technical, we still need your help. During the event entrepreneurs business, marketing, and regular citizens can help steer the direction of the development and explore great ideas with the techies, and work on the presentation and communicating the idea clearly.


Louisville Metro Open Data ( (