Akron Civic Hackathon provides a way for our civic leaders to reach out to volunteer software and hardware engineers and announce interesting challenges that have the potential to generate civic impact.
We are motivated by volunteerism (through our collaborations at synHAK: Akron’s 501(c)3 charitable makerspace) and hope to assist our civic leaders by volunteering our skills in software and hardware design.
We hope to measure civic impact generated by deploying the solutions we come up with together with our civic leaders.We have prepared a Civic Hacking Timeline for our civic leaders to help them decide which challenges they’d like for volunteers to work on.
Akron Civic Hackathon’s mission is to:
- Document and generate awareness of as many challenges our civic leaders have that can be shared with volunteer software and hardware engineers who are also civic hackers.
- Host events related to civic hacking in downtown Akron to promote active participation and conversations among our civic leaders and volunteer civic hackers.
Our historical background and annual event:
The National Day of Civic Hacking is an event that celebrates our civic leaders working together with civic hackers to make civic impact. Some challenges that have already begun prior to the event, we share status updates for, and other challenges are begun by new civic leaders.
We sincerely hope you join us in making civic impact in our community.
If you have any questions about Akron Civic Hackathon or even otherwise, feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Some civic leaders have empowered civic hackers by providing data.
In the links below, be prepared to be amazed by data and start to think how to derive meaning from it:
- http://www.summitcountyboe.com/Committees.aspx is provided to view absentee, campaign finance, polling location, street block, voter list reports
- http://www.summitcountyboe.com/ElectionReports.aspx is provided to view election reports
- http://surveysubdivisions.summitengineer.net/ is provided to find subdivision plats and improvement plans
- http://surveydocuments.summitengineer.net/ is provided to find survey documents
- http://roadrecords.summitengineer.net/ is provided to find road records
- http://summitgis.maps.arcgis.com/home/ is provided to View Parcels, Find Council District, View Property Research, View GIS Maps, and download GIS Data
- http://amatsplanning.org/documents-data/ is provided to report annually on progress, provide maps, presentations
- http://switching-gears.org/data is provided to report ped counts and accident analysis
- http://geohio.maps.arcgis.com/home/ is provided to gather all Ohio GIS resources
- http://catalog.data.gov/dataset is provided by United States General Services Administration
- http://opendata.arcgis.com/ is provided by ESRI
- https://data.nasa.gov/ is provided by NASA
- http://us-city.census.okfn.org/ is provided by Open Data Census Project
- https://www.opencongress.org/about/code is provided by Open Congress
- http://www.saferproducts.gov/SPDB.zip is provided by Consumer Products and Safety Commission
- http://www.gbif.org/country/US/summary is provided by USGS
- https://www.census.gov/popest/data/index.html is provided by United States Census Bureau
- https://data.atf.gov is provided by Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and USDOJ
- http://www.secchidipin.org/data/ is provided by North American Lake Management Society