This weekend, June 1 & 2, was the National Day of Civic Hacking which is an iniative started by the White House. Over 95 events were held all over the country, you can see the complete list of events here.
The event will bring together citizens, software developers, and entrepreneurs from all over the nation to collaboratively create, build, and invent new solutions using publicly-released data, code and technology to solve challenges relevant to our neighborhoods, our cities, our states and our country. National Day of Civic Hacking will provide citizens an opportunity to do what is most quintessentially American: roll up our sleeves, get involved and work together to improve our society.
Here are the projects that were created at the Thinkathon – the National Day of Civic Hacking event held in Pittsburgh this weekend.
- HackMapp – www.HackMapp.com @HackMap – plotting public and crowdsourced data on a map. Currently populated with Pittsburgh bike racks, more data to come.
- KnowPGH – www.knowpgh.org - an open document exchange & marketplace that allows everyone know track back the source that influences a planning decision
- Lotopia – www.lotopia.org – crowd sourcing ideas for vacant property
- Park N’At – www.parkn.at @ParkNat412 - an app that answers the question “can I park here?”
- Pgh Potholes – @PghPotholes – report a pothole by tweet, see maps of potholes overlaid with other neighborhood data
- Pittsburgh PR – an app to show kids their eligibility for the Pittsburgh Promise in terms of grade average and attendance.
- Think Bus – www.Thinkb.us - Rating, Ranking & reporting on buses in #Pgh WITH functioning SMS service for those w/o smartphones!
- umentor – www.umentor.net - a platform to match technical mentors with kids