Building sustainable civic tech with open data
What do you get when you blend open data, open source, and challenges created by a citizen and government partnership? The answer: Sustainable civic tech. There is a secret recipe for successful civic tech that solves community problems. As a Code for America brigade captain for more than five years, organizer of numerous civic tech events and hackathons, and author of a book about open source, open government, and open data, I have a tremendous amount of experience to share about the civic tech scene.
In this session, I will share how Code for Raleigh partnered with our county IT innovation team to identify challenges based on community goals, set by our county commissioners. Then we'll explore how our event planning team prepared open data in data.world for the NC Open Pass event series. I'll wrap up with the final teams competing in the open data competition and we'll explore the impact of open data and how its having a positive impact in our community.
Session participants will learn:
* the value of open data in civic tech
* the importance of creating community-focused challenges
* how government partnerships can help create sustainable civic tech