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    National Day of Civic HackingMay 31st - June 1st, 2014
    330 Research Drive | Athens, GA

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How Can I Help?

1. Register

It only takes a minute, use your Facebook account if you'd like!

2. Attend

Kickoff is at May 31st, 10:00am at Oak Brook Corporate Center | 330 Research Drive | Athens, GA 30605

3. Solve

Use the large datasets we have publicly-available to solve local challenges



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  • Schedule
  • Challenges
  • Datasets
Day Time Event Information
Saturday, May 31st 9:00am Oak Brook Corporate Center Opens Doors open at 9:00am sharp.
  9:30am - 10:30am Breakfast Breakfast is served
  10:30am - 11:00am Kickoff First Day  
  11:00am - 1:00pm Team Formation Those attending form teams together (optional) and select a challenge they wish to solve.
  1:00pm - 2:00pm Lunch and Team Formation Team registration and challenge selections established, lunch is served.
  2:00pm - 5:00pm Team Work Teams work on their respective challenges and solutions.
  5:00pm - 5:30pm Team Status Update Q&A for teams who need help from the community (optional)
  5:30pm - 6:30pm Team Work Teams work on their respective challenges and solutions.
  6:30pm - 7:30pm Dinner Dinner is served
  7:30pm - 10:00pm Team Work Teams work on their respective challenges and solutions.
  10:000m - 9:30am All Night Hackathon Continue solving problems through the night, we're keep the doors open and the event going!
  9:30am - 10:30am Breakfast, Kickoff Second Day Breakfast, welcome back, brief info session for new participants, introduction for existing teams, event status update
  10:30am - 1:00pm Team Work Teams work on their respective challenges and solutions.
  1:00pm - 2:00pm Lunch Lunch is served, reminder for teams that solutions are due by 6:00pm
  2:00am - 6:30pm Team Work Teams work on their respective challenges and solutions.
  6:30pm Pitch Contest Submission Each team submits their solution and presentation
  6:30pm - 7:30pm Dinner Dinner is served
  8:00pm - 10:00pm Pitch Contest Each team has 5-10 minutes to pitch idea.
  10:00pm End of second day End of event, thank you for helping Hack For Athens!
Title Description Contributed By
Citizen Cyberspace Crowdsourcing Challenge This challenge requires participants to create crowdsourcing applications to aid in disaster management and response efforts UNITAR/UNOSAT
Citizen Cyberspace Geo-tagging Challenge This challenge requires participants to create intelligent geotagging implementations that enhance satellite imagery UNITAR/UNOSAT
Open Law Challenge This challenge requires the creation of a system that facilitates data acquisition, refinement, and submission of local and state law code into the Open Law Index NeoCodex
Social Media and the Law Challenge This challenge requires the creation of new methods for visualizing impact through social graphs and geolocation NeoCodex
How to Make a Makerspace This challenge requires the creation of an "out of the box" resource to assist in building a Makerspace Hatch Athens
Open Data Challenge How open is your city, actually? Give your city it’s open data report card. NDoCH
Asteroid Detection Network Challenge We aim to bring together governmental/research institutions with private individuals for achieving more rapid and efficient follow-up observations of newly detected asteroids, focusing on NEOs that may pose a threat to us. NDoCH
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Hack For Athens 2013 | Challenges

Title Description Contributed By
Safe Drinking Water Challenge This challenge requires participants to create documents containing relevant EPA violation information and statistics that can be given directly to each regulating agency responsible. Samuel Bronson | EPA
Athens Affordable Internet Challenge This challenge will require participants to develop a strategy for providing affordable internet access to low-income neighborhoods within Athens-Clarke county that have low broadband subscription rates. Nina Kelly
Athens Alive Challenge This challenge requires that a visual model for Athens be built that integrates social media into existing information, data, and views. Open Block Oakland
Open Data Portal Challenge This challenge requires the creation of a system that promotes openness, transparency, and accountability of local government by providing high-value government data in standards compliant, machine readable formats. CKAN
Local Banking Benefits Challenge This challenge requires the creation of an interactive map that conveys that banking locally is not just convenient, but that moving your money to a local bank benefits the community as a whole. Becky Sweger
Athens OpenStreetMap Challenge This challenge requires the creation of an Athens OpenStreetMap that contains information such as bus routes, bike lanes, etc. Jason Woofenden
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Resource Description
SDWIS Data Model Contaminant definitions, health effects, and sources of contamination.
Envirofacts API Envirofacts has developed a RESTful data service API to all of its internal data holdings. This functionality provides a user of Envirofacts with the ability to query any table through the use of a URL.
SDWIS Geography Search The Safe Drinking Water Information System (SDWIS) contains information about public water systems and their violations of EPA's drinking water regulations, as reported to EPA by the states.
US Census Poverty Data The Census Bureau poverty data reports from several major household surveys and programs.
US Census Data Access Tools Data access tools, direct file access to census data, and statistics for, using, or about data collected by the US Census Bureau
Broadband Adoption Rates Demographic data come from the U.S. Census' 2005-9 American Community Survey; Broadband adoption is based on the 768Kbps download / 200Kbps upload standard used by the Federal Communications Commission
Comcast Internet Essentials An affordable service offered by a major internet service provider that includes the option to purchase affordable hardware as well
Open City App Open Source projects created by other civic hacking events and groups
Data.gov Sites Open Data Sites containing a wide variety of data sources to be used within the public sector
FAA Web Services Federal Aviation Association's common framework and documentation for web services
Open Government Platform OGPL is a joint product from India and United States to promote transparency and greater citizen engagement by making more government data, documents, tools and processes publicly available.
The Nation's Report Card The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) is the largest nationally representative and continuing assessment of what America's students know and can do in various subject areas.
Employment Summary Regional and State Employment and Unemployment Summary
Gallup State of the States Gallup poll showing various data and measures across the states for political, economic data sets.
FDIC Summary of Deposits The FDIC released data on October 12, 2012 of all branches and their deposit amounts.
FDIC Data Dictionary FDIC information and data dictionary
National Credit Union Data The National Credit Union's data on all credit unions and their deposits
National Credit Union API Beta API for the Bureau of Economic Analysis.
UGA Admissions API WSDL-based API used for retrieving information provided by the UGA Admissions Department.
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Hack For Athens 2014