Geo:Code 2017

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from March 4 at 9:00am to March 5 at 5:00pm

Geo:Code is back, and we have expanded based on your feedback!

Join Open Twin Cities and Hennepin County for one of the most important civic tech events in the Twin Cities. Geo:Code 2017 is a series of open data workshops and conversations to connect people who live, work and govern in Hennepin County. This year we will have two tracks: a county camp unconference and, as in years past, coding space for an open hackathon. Participants are welcome to participate in either or both tracks and to switch through out the weekend.  

The goal is to create a more accessible government by working with residents and fans of Hennepin County. This event is free and we will serve breakfast and lunch. Geo:Code 2017 will be held at the Minneapolis Central Library. Bring your ideas, your experiences, and your creativity. Submit an idea for a session below once you have registered.

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Register by March 5, 2017 at 5:00PM.

123 of 200 spots remain.

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Proposed Project Ideas

Linking parks via bike trails

Andrew Rose19 days ago

Create a sortable list for mobile devices to get from one park to another via metro bikeways.

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Environmental Health local exposures vs. local disease (crowd source entry) Exposures /risk sites - Real time Analytics to help identify any health trends regionally, then beyond and to help identify any potential correlation

Stephanie Tucker8 days ago

Many people get sick, and underlying causes are never found.  One area of emerging concern and potential risk to health of all, includes Environmental Health Risk Exposures. We need real time GIS e...

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Ways to Secure open source data beintg used by non-technical end-users on public platforms (like library terminals). Specific focus: documents generated using speech -recognition software

Troy Peterson6 days ago

We are the typical end-users cited in the title above.  We want help answering one question.  How feasible would securing as per the title be and could it be done within the Hennepin County Library...

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Parents United Educator Abuse Tracker

cheveuxmeanshair@yahoo.com2 days ago

In the days of tenures after 3 years...There needs to be a way to weed out twisted teachers, coaches, administrators etc. before they retire and have 40 years of harming our children under their be...

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Community-Specific Drinking Water Quality Data

lilie1ar@cmich.edu1 day ago

I am very interested in figuring out the best ways to help local governments and community residents get better access to the information in "source water assessments" which describe how susceptibl...

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Measuring Access to Destinations

Andrew Owenabout 16 hours ago

UMN's Accessibility Observatory ( focuses on measuring accessibility -- an indicator of how well our transportation and land use systems create connections between people and...

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Blockchain voting system for MN

Colin Tuggle18 days ago

A blockchain is a distributed network of computers that all have a full copy of a ledger (think debit, credit, total).  Blockchain technology is incredibly secure and is "trustless" when implemente...

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SFF - State Fair Food (working title) | a keyword-tagged, location-including food-sharing app to launch at the State Fair

kathyahlers@gmail.com10 days ago

Did you ever think, "I'd like some _____ , but not if I have to get such a huge amount"? Or, "I'd like to sample _____ , but I don't know if I'll like it, and I don't want to risk wasting all that ...

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Digital government listening session

Megan Evans Seeds13 days ago

Facilitated small group conversations to gather your insights as county residents/stakeholders and inform the county's delivery of online servicesShare recent service interactions you have...

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Present a session; Lead a discussion

megknodl@gmail.com19 days ago

Are you interested in presenting or leading a session at Geo:Code? Add your idea and name in a comment.

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