Open Cleveland (http://www.opencleveland.org), Hack Cleveland, (http://www.hackcleveland.org) and Open NEO (https://www.openneo.org) are organizing the National Day of Civic Hacking: a nationwide day of action where developers, government employees, designers, journalists, data scientists, non-profit employees, UX designers, and residents who care about their communities come together to host civic tech events leveraging their skills to help their community.
Here in Cleveland, we'll have various activities including:
Making life easier for you during the RNC, including:
- visualizing what streets and areas will be closed to public;
- Presenting the alternative RTA routes.
Additionally, we'll have additional opportunities including:
-Editing OpenStreetMap (http://www.openstreetmap.org/#map=11/[masked]/[masked])- a free map of the world that anyone can edit and use. (like the Wikipedia of Google Maps).
- Helping us parse and refine text from Cleveland Council legislation records as a part of our Drocer (http://www.opencleveland.org/blog/drocer-onecomm/) project which is creating a searchable, open database of Cleveland City Council activities. there are dozens of ordinances and resolutions that are made.
-Put Cleveland on the Civic Graph map: civicgraph.io (http://civicgraph.io/)
Sponsorship and support for Hack the RNC provided by Cleveland Neighborhood Progress (http://www.clevelandnp.org/).
Laptops are strongly encouraged but you're not required to have to attend. We will have a limited amount of laptops for you to use.
This and all other Open Cleveland events are under our Code of Conduct (https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Efp-sZpmiuscsTtxeCjkHk5X5JUpF93G1cf0vrvMFxI/edit).