Beyond Hackathons: What’s next for open data in Pasadena?
Open Data – What’s it about? What’s a Civic Hackathon?
Pasadena City Hall
100 N Garfield Ave
Pasadena, CA 91101
Saturday, October 25, 2014 from 11:30 AM to 2:00 PM (PDT)
City governments around the world have started to release public datasets that can help communities and businesses address issues in areas such as transportation, healthcare, and economic development. This informal convening will give city officials, application developers, thought-leaders, residents and academics in greater Pasadena a chance to learn and share what’s in progress and to explore questions that need to be answered to move forward together.
Come join us for lunch on Saturday during Connect Week to help us answer these questions:
- Which City datasets are the most important? How are they being used? How should they be used?
- What are the elements that define transparency? What is the difference between transparency and open data?
- What “machine readable” standards exist? What needs to be done to standardize formats both within a city and across cities?
- How useful are comparisons of open data progress across cities? (e.g. the US City Open Data Census.)
- What are the pros and cons behind a developing a regional Open Data Portal?
- What is a successful hackathon? Should the City host another hackathon next Spring?
- What could be the role of a city-based Open Data Meet-Up?
Audience: Anyone interested in Open Data and its potential impact. Don’t know much about Open Data and Civic Hackathons? Come learn over lunch. The topic is relevant for anyone in the greater Pasadena community and beyond.
Co-Hosted By: City of Pasadena & Open DataLA, a Project of USC Annenberg Center on Communication Leadership and Policy and the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy.
This event is part of Innovate Pasadena Connect Week. Connect Week is a series of independently organized seminars, workshops, and social events unfolding in venues across the city of Pasadena throughout the week of October 20-26. Discover more about design trends, open data efforts, crowd-funding, emerging biotech, 3D printing, successful entrepreneurship, and innovation from industry leaders in the region. For more information and a schedule of events, visit www.connectpasadena.com.
Innovate Pasadena is an all-volunteer organization committed to advancing greater Pasadena as a center of technology and design innovation by promoting collaboration across business and education to attract companies, entrepreneurs, innovators and capital to the broader community. For more information, visit innovatepasadena.org.
A special thanks to our lunch sponsor:
Parking & Transportation to Pasadena City Hall
Accessible by Public Transit, MTA Buses, ARTS Buses and Metro Gold Line
Free Metered Parking available around City Hall and on side streets of Union, Holly, Euclid