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Adam J. Martin

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Project Types
  • What % of apps are maintained by open source community/third parties vs. city?
  • CityGram: Created via (Paid) Fellowship>>City paying small grant to Code for Charlotte brigade to maintain
  • What Type of City commitment / engagement:
  • Initiator - Crowdsourcing Ideas
  • City Managed App / Branded: City hosted; City as Product Owner
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  • Class of Civic Projects (by level of effort):
  • Replicate: Clone and Adapt (2-4 week)
889 days ago
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List of Unconference Pitches (Friday)
  1. illegally passing school buses targeted enforcement
  1. disaster response discussion to apply locally
  1. explain GitHub 101
  1. Durham City/County open data portal feedback
  1. Agile Coach at Red Hat share ideas for not just software development
  1. PaceFit common hub for citizens who want access to data that isn't already open, place  & process to request it
  1. engaging budgets: budgets are complicated, dull, and one of the most important things that happen in gov't
  1. non-developers make apps on open data, how develop mobile apps where anyone can participate
  1. millennial generation transform apathy into proactiveness - app to tap into issues of community, making them active participants
  1. WCPSS bus tracking system real-time for parents and students (secure)
  1. change life trajectories: tracking and tackling hunger
  1. waffle.io web-based project based management tool
  1. carpool aggregation tool through twitter
  1. sensors on light post - what do you do with it? 
  1. Open Raleigh explore the models of innovation & coproduction
  1. housing - no single set of data that shows where rentals are and how that is changing, address affordability
  1. inductive wireless charger, self-driving is coming - what do we need to do to plan for autonomous vehicles
  1. reduce speeding in my neighborhood - create a tool, a sensor, that can collect the data
  1. open source plug-ins, java script to make web applications 
  1. sold her car, riding bus and riding bike more, how to take a bus to a greenway or recreational spots (combine data)
  1. Open Raleigh redesigning the portal to make it more engaging - brainstorming feedback session to better visualize/represent what data exists
  1. local wiki 101 source - losing knowledge so need to capture it
  1. brainstorm session on civic projects that get started at event like CityCampNC and then die
  1. sets of data that don't exist; Parks trying to make facilities totally accessible without a car - what do we do without a sidewalk map of entire city?
  1. historic Oakview county park
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  • New "Donut" method of obfuscating in Durham (Jason Hare)
  • Issues of Privacy, Vulnerability of citizens; Durham: Protect privacy of citizens
  • MHeadd: Pre-release data to beta testers (civic testers)
  • legtimize an official Data Beta Testers group
  • Data that is queried individually vs. tabular >> costs of access matter
  • Recent Ex of Supreme Court re: warrantless trackers; economic incentives
  • Westchester County : gun permit
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  • Hugh Devine - Former NC State GIS Program Director - hugh_devine@ncstate.edu
  • Eric Jackson - Democracy Apps
  • Zeydy Smith - DataCrunch Labs
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  • Visualizing Budgets (Unconference Session 1pm)
Held at 100-C
Eric Jackson - DemocracyApps - 
Adam Martin - @OpenRaleigh - adam.martin@raleighnc.gov
Todd Delk - City of Raleigh - @tacotodd
Examples of Budget Visualizations
  • NC Common Sense - working on visualizing state-level data
What are the "budget stories" that citizens care about?
  • Sharing specifics: I want to share this specific subitem in the budget associated with "special projects"?
  • Where is my increase in taxes going?
  • Aggregation of budget info
  • Comparisons of tax rates to other municipalities? What
  • People per 1,000 citizens
  • Budget controversies
  • How do I make the case for my pet capital project? 
  • "No form letters" says Lori Bush
  • My Budget / SIM City (Game?) - for Capital Projects; Priority order....
  • Rank Order Capital Projects
  • Increase %s Allow citizens to manipulate the percentages of budget categories
  • Consequences of my prioritization? e.g. this bridge collapses...
Budget Engagement Process
  • Basic Cycle:
  • Oct, Process starts
  • January, Public Comment 
  • May, present drafts
  • Participatory budgeting in Greensboro
  • Budgetopoly app?
  • Citizen Budget Process
  • Center for Emerging Issues - the "Commons platform" - not much usage
  • Health, Energy/Env, Education, Economy
  • "Challenge Space" - submitting ideas
  • Too broad?
  • Simple Feedback Tools in Website
  • CityZen - Polling in social media and news
  • antennae.is
  • Cary uses Facebook
  • Cary - aggregates comments manually by Department
Randall H What do users actually want to know (John Oliver dick pics)?
  • How many people actually work here, per citizen?
  • Comparisons between jurisdictions
Taxpayer receipts paper from UNC Government dept
Innovations fund PAYS professors to work on issues
Participatory budgeting game
NC Commonsense Duke students do the state budget
Greensboro is experimenting with participatory budgeting
Institute for Emerging Issues has a comments gathering tool
Could there be one challenge question within a budget?
Design company was in Oregon; what lessons could we learn from the fact that no one is using it?
City of Asheville built Simplicity, a search engine for place-based stuff
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  • The organization / timing of the event was really well done
  • More beer
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  • You'll need a bigger space (great 'problem' to have!)

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