2014年2月23日日曜日

Code Across SF 2014

Today, 2/22 is International Open Data Day! There are 167 hackathons happening all over the world.

http://opendataday.org/


This weekend is also CodeAcross 2014 - a weekend of events taking place in cities around the world, with the goal to activate the Code for America network and inspire residents everywhere to get actively involved in their community.

The theme for CodeAcross 2014 is "Beyond Transparency". We are going to take the open government movement one step further, by focusing on not only making data open, but actionable.

There are 47 event happening all over the world.

http://www.codeforamerica.org/events/codeacross-2014/


I joined Code Across in San Francisco, hosted at Code for America HQ. Code Across 2014 is focused on housing issues, which is a very hot topic in the city.

Code Across 2014

This is the schedule:

Code Across 2014

This is the projects we worked on.

Code Across 2014

SF Data Scorecard (US City Open Data Census)

This is the team I joined. Open Knowledge Foundation created US City Open Data Census website, in preparation for Code Across. We checked the SF Data Portal and updated information on San Francisco.


I worked on Crime incident report data in San Francisco.


It exists in many formats.


Licensed CC0.



I select venue, which dataset we will be registering, year, and the details.




Making progress!


And we're done! San Francisco is #1 among all of the Code Across cities :D


You can see the source code here, so replicate them to other countries.

https://github.com/okfn/opendatacensus

Code Across 2014

Housing Inventory

This team is working on creating a Housing Inventory list, which can be seen here.

Housing Inventory Community

Similar to the team above, but focusing on communities.

Code Across 2014

Anti-Eviction Mapping Project

They already have historical eviction data, so they are planning to make it searchable and visible.

Code Across 2014

SF Tenants Union Website

SF Tenants Union has a website with lots of data, but their website is not easy to use. This team is planning to revamp the website and make their data easier to use.

http://www.sftu.org/


Also there's this "Unlawful Detainer Procedures & Time Chart" that should be more user friendly...


SF Budget- Look at Cook

This team is digging out budget data from SF Budget, similar to Look At Cook



Bayview Footprints

http://www.bayviewfootprints.org/


Resources:

City Data Sources Related to Housing
Open Data Portal Hunt
Existing Curated Lists of Housing Data

Events:


Date
Event
3/28-30
Reallocate is doing a hacktivation on homelessness
2/25
Tech workers against displacement. Sup. David Campos speaking. Virgil’s.
3/5
Project homeless connect - in Bill Graham - get any services you need on one day. Accepting volunteer help (medical checks, public services, etc.). Go to Project Homeless Connect - accepting volunteers ahead of time. Fantastic volunteer opportunity. Duplicated 200+ times throughout the world and started here in SF!!! Connects homeless population with acute needs.
3/20
Geeks for Good - mostly design agencies doing a design jam for non-profits etc. Ignite talks!
3/3
Homeless coordinating board - Full board meeting
Every Thurs
Planning commission meets at Noon. Agendas are online the week before.
Ongoing
Set up a keyword alert regarding upcoming legislative hearings (Legistar)
2/26
SPUR - forum to talk about good urbanism
Date?
Feedback meeting for budget. There were notices on bus stops. Could be very relevant to housing.
Date?
Events surrounding the Ellis Act
Resource. Dates?
Tenants together coordinates protests and action on a state level.  Eviction free SF is another good  one.
2/24
Land use and development board meeting at 1.30pm. All hearings are online - Granicus. All meetings are taped by SFGov.tv - videos available on demand through their website - sfbos.org
Resource.
Facebook group - TechForGoodSF




Board of Supervisors past meeting videos and agendas: http://sanfrancisco.granicus.com/ViewPublisher.php?view_id=10


Board of Supervisors upcoming meetings:

Disclaimer: The opinions expressed here are my own, and do not reflect those of my employer. -Fumi Yamazaki