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The Future of Grassroots Innovation

Our Open Twin Cities presentation to the Government IT Symposium. This presentation explains civic hacking-- how open source, open standards, and open data benefits governments and society at large.
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Colin Lee

on 12 December 2013

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Transcript of The Future of Grassroots Innovation

The Future of Grassroots Innovation
Colin Lee and Bill Bushey
Co-Founder, Open Twin Cities

Technology Coordinator,
E-Democracy.org

Bill Bushey
Organizer, Hack for MN

Lead Mobile Engineer, ThisClicks

Colin Lee
3 "Opens"
Open Source
Open Standards
Open Data
Freedom to:
Use
Modify
Redistribute
Data formats which are:
Independent
Free from legal limits
For public use
{"resources":{"fca":0,
"lakeSurvey":1,
"specialFishingRegs":0,
"waterLevels":1,
"lakeMap":0,
"waterAccess":0,
"fishStocking":0},
"fishSpecies":[],
"name":"Willow",
"point":{"epsg:26915":[394531,5017508],
"nearest_town":"Kimball",
"invasiveSpecies":[]}
Raw data,
available to the public
Civic Hacking
Hacking?!?!?!?!!!?
A Bit of History
Civic Hacker
Hackathon
Unconference
To solve a problem or build something through sheer ingenuity.

1890 Census was projected to take more than ten years
1888 - Census Bureau held a public contest to fix it
Winner was Herman Hollerith, using punched cards
Regardless of skill, anyone who aims to build innovative solutions to issues in their community or government.

Example: Herman Hollerith
Hacking + Marathon
Usually 1-2 days
A conference where attendees directly select the speakers and sessions.

Everyone encouraged to participate.

Open Twin Cities
We are a group of technologists, citizens, and public servants who work together with new technologies to address issues in our community.
We are civic hackers.
Hackathon for Local Communities
70 participants this year
9 projects completed
Sponsored by U of MN and City of Minneapolis
Annual, White House-supported Hackathon
Attended by CIOs of MN, Minneapolis, & St. Paul
75 participants this year
13 projects completed
Civic Unconference With a Hackathon
125 unconference participants
30 Hackathon participants
5 projects completed
How To Support Grassroots Innovation
Put Public Data Online Using Open Standards
Use Open Licenses
and Open Source
Create an Inventory of Data
Hang Out with Your Local Civic Hackers
Questions?
!
Warning:
PDFS
are not open.
MplsHealth.com
Local Projects
OMGTRANSIT.com
Communities clear their own hydrants.
Get real time information for all modes of transit.
One stop restaurant health code information.
CODE for AMERICA
Host a Hackathon
How We Can Help You
New Ideas
Feedback
Prototypes & Visualizations
Citizen Solutions
Facebook Hackathons Invented:
Like button
Chat
Video
HipHop for PHP
Timeline
Tagging
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