Open Chattanooga is committed to helping make our city and our lives work better and we need your help! We’ll bring the data and all you have to do is show up with your creative and tech skills to help animate public information into tools, apps, and other mediums that gives the data new life, making it not only exciting but actually useful to everyone.
Information is power! Good timing and good data are a powerful combination. Chattanooga has a young new Mayor and fresh minds in his administration and city council with a keen interest in efficiencies and transparency. If you’ve ever thought about using your creative and technical skills in a way that might help rock the world, or at least your city, the timing has never been better than now to get something started.
Open Chattanooga is participating in the National Day of Civic Hacking and we’re looking for a cross section of participation to help us reach our goals:
Create a two-day environment for entrepreneurs, app developers, and programmers to create innovative apps and websites using open government data.
Bring together local government officials, municipal employees, experts, programmers, designers, citizens and journalists to share thoughts on the region's open data portal.
Foster communities of practice and advocacy on the role of the civic innovation, mobile communication, online information, and open data.
You excited? Good! Here is your guide to get started.
Step 1: Register for the event through the link above.
Step 2: Check out the hackpad (linked to on the right on the this page) and start collaborating with other participants. List your ideas, the challenges you would like to see other tackle and a little bit about yourself.
Step 3: Check out the data available for the event on our new open data portal. New data sets will be added every week so keep checking back.
Step 4: Follow us the event hashtag on twitter #hfccha to say up to date on the latest news about the event.
Step 5: Spread the word and get ready for an amazing event.
9 - registration and breakfast
9: 30 - event kick off
9:45 - introduction to civic hacking
10:15 - challenge identification and group formation
10:45 - hacking begins
1 - lunch
2 - hacking continues
5:30 - progress updates
6 - hacking continues
9 - post hacking social hour (off site)
9 - breakfast
9:30 hacking begins
12 - lunch (on own)
1 - hacking continues
3:30 - stop hacking and start preparing demos
4 - presentation of demos and judging