Learn what local governments want from apps, dashboards and other tools for helping their communities.
Local governments have sponsored numerous hackathons across North America in the past few years, resulting in the development of some very creative and innovative apps, dashboards and other tools to help communities.
Esri, the premiere geo-spatial analytic software solution and a long-time Strategic Partner, has partnered with ICMA to host the second Hackstock for #LocalGov in conjunction with the 2014 ICMA Annual Conference in Charlotte this fall. At Hackstock for #LocalGov, we hope to bring together local government executives with the programming and software development community to develop new apps for our field with cash prizes will be awarded to top winners.
With that in mind, we thought we'd do some advance prep work and encourage the creation of teams to focus on developing ideas for apps, dashboards and other tools for local governments and their citizens.
All the communities featured below have committed to (1) being a resource for software developers to better understand local government processes and procedures or (2) make their data available to work with during the hackathon. Developers interested in competing at Hackstock for #LocalGov can contact any of the featured communities below in advance of the hackathon to discuss their ideas for apps.
Cindy SteinhauserAsst. City Managercsteinha@cityofdubque.org
Civic Engagement/Public Input
Public Safety/Emergency Management
Dubuque has an existing open data policy, and a staff of 11 full-time staff members in IT including three GIS analysts. For assistance accessing available data sets, contact Chris Kohlmann firstname.lastname@example.org
Gary PalmerAsst. Town Managergpalmer@townoffarragut.org
Other – Stormwater, Existing Land Use, Permitting and Zoning
Farragut is in the process of developing an open data policy and an open data portal is under construction (www.townoffarragut.org/gis) They have two staff members with extensive GIS backgrounds including the Assistant Town Manager who can assist with accessing needed data sets.
Paul J. BrakeCity Managercitymanager@cityofgrandblanc.com
Joe CaseyDeputy County Managerjoe.email@example.com
Public Safety/Emergency ManagementService Requests
Henrico County, VA does not have an existing open data policy, but its IT Department houses 85 employees in sectors dealing with security, network administration, database administration, web development, custom application development and GIS. Henrico County has an abundant amount of geospatial data.
Patrick KleinAsst. City ManagerPat.Klein@kcmo.org
The City of Kansas City, MO has an exisiting open data policy and data portal (www.data.kcmo.org ). They have several GIS analysts available to assist with developing apps.
Tim WolffVillage Managertwolff@gmail.com
Michael PennyCity Managermpenny@littletongov.org
Littleton is in the process of adopting an open data policy and open data portal. They have two to three GIS analysts and a system architect avilable to help with accessing needed data sets.
Chantal CottonAssistant to the City Administratorccotton@oaklandnet.com
Civic Engagement/Public Input
Oakland has an existing open data poicy, and is working on developing a data portal.
Jon AmundsonAsst. City Managerjamundson@ci.richland.wa.us
Richland has 16 full-time staff members in IT including three positions dedicated to GIS and other outside GIS resources though Public Works and Energy Services
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