In June 2013 IT participated in Hack for MN which is Minnesota’s version of Hack for Change, the national campaign for events that brought residents, community leaders, civil servants, and technologists together to experiment and address community issues across the country.
See Hack for MN video with introductions from Otto Doll, City of Minneapolis CIO, Carolyn Parnell, State of Minnesota CIO, and Andrea Casselton, City of St. Paul CIO. Seventy-five participants from the Twin Cities worked on 13 projects over the course of 19 hours.
IT is following up with three teams to help advance their application development projects: mspbus.org, DataPark, and Connect Me Minneapolis.
Open Data: Using MapIT Minneapolis, the City can easily provide data for the community to use in innovate ways. For more information, see Visualizing Neighborhoods.
“There is a huge need for these kinds of community org/tech community collaborations, and I was amazed by the breadth and depth of the project ideas. Keep this up-I'd definitely attend more of these in the future!” ~ Visualizing Neighborhoods hack event participant
Last updated Aug. 1, 2013