Past Meetup

Open Wichita Kickoff & National Day of Civic Hacking

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This will be the kickoff event for Open Wichita, taking place on the National Day of Civic Hacking (http://hackforchange.org). For more information on Open Wichita and what open data is all about, visit http://openwichita.com.

Open data and civic hacking groups all around the country will be getting together to do awesome things for their cities on this day.

Since we are just getting started, this event will serve as a platform to get everyone who is interested together so we can discuss what we wish to accomplish, and then spend as much time as possible getting started on the work.

Everyone has something to offer.

Whether you are a designer, developer, journalist, politician, government official, or just a person interested in helping to improve the city of Wichita, you belong here. Bring your ideas, meet other like minded individuals, and helps us make something great out of this group.

Event Schedule:

10:00 - Quick explanation of the day’s goals

11:00 - Lunch and group discussion to decide which ideas to flesh out in teams

12:30 - Break into teams to discuss options for solutions and develop strategies for implementation

1:00 - Begin hacking

5:00 - Dinner and team presentations

6:30 - Choose projects that will move forward

Check out these examples of what this type of group can accomplish for a city:

• Food poisoning reporting for citizen of Chicago: https://www.foodbornechicago.org/

• Engaging citizens to dig out fire hydrants after heavy snowfall: https://www.codeforamerica.org/apps/adopt-a-hydrant/

• Easier to use directory for social services based on location: http://www.codeforamerica.org/apps/aunt-bertha/

• Collecting citizen community feedback via phone: http://www.codeforamerica.org/apps/cityvoice

For more examples, check out http://www.codeforamerica.org/apps/ and http://openwichita.com

Sponsors!

US Logo - http://uslogo.net/

Moonlit Solutions - http://moonlitsolutions.com

CallCap - http://callcap.com

The Labor Party - http://labor-party.com

MakeICT - http://makeict.org

devICT - http://devict.org

Wichita Educational Foundation - http://wichitachamber.org/