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Crime Data: Opening it up in Minneapolis

In Seward Neighborhood (my ‘hood), a crime & safety meeting, after a slew of burglaries and muggings, drew over 50 people. Safety is very important within Minneapolis neighborhoods and when crimes are evident, folks want to do something. Better data and analysis will help. So using Minneapolis as the sample city, let’s: - Review how the Minneapolis Police Department currently provides data to neighborhoods and residents ...more »

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Maps and the Mapping Mappers who make them

A beginner's overview of a new generation online map-building tools, from CartoDB to MapBox to Leaflet, and some of their constituent technologies including CartoCSS, GeoJSON, Mapnik, d3js and more.

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What are the most valuable government datasets?

What are the most valuable datasets that the public should have easy, web-based access to? Of those, which ones are already available? What can be done to improve access to the others? And what format should the access be -- searchable datasets, interactive maps, downloadable datasets, other format?

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Racial Digital Divide

There has been some talk about how minorities in the U.S. use computers and the Internet at lower rates than whites. With technology being the new doorway to employment, civic engagement, health, and education, what is the reality of communities that are bridged from access?

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Help the State build a website on innovation

The State CIO created an enterprise Innovation Program that is focused on working with the 2,100 IT staff across all departments, boards, councils, etc in the executive branch of State government. The organization has the unique benefit of having staff positioned in each agency that delivers services (and data) to all Minnesotans. There are some key focuses that affect citizens directly which are already underway: 1) ...more »

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Using the internet to reach across social strata.

Those who have lots of money and connections can live in our community without ever interacting with those who have less, but those interactions must happen for our community to thrive. There are two reasons: #1 When the haves and have-nots are not communicating, our communities fracture along the boundaries between these two groups. #2 Ideas are wonderful, but if the person with those ideas is not connected to the right ...more »

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The Fall of Money - The Economy of Tomorrow

Digital currencies, smartphones, company loyalty/incentives, micro-credit, free-lancers, project-based work, start-ups, local community engagement, social responsibility. The reliance on government tender is eroding. Soon, money will be eclipsed by other representations of value such as relationships, skills, experiences, favors, social capital. The economy of the future is one that does not rely on legal tender as ...more »

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How can cities best communicate parks and rec opportunities?

Come and share your input: from wishlist ideas to technical suggestions, we'd love to hear your ideas on how cities can more effectively get the word out about parks and recreation offerings. We'll organize a few group activities focused on finding creative solutions for effective parks and recreation outreach as well as host a brainstorming session on technical ideas to make it easy for cities to compile and openly ...more »

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Pitting technology against potholes and other road issues.

Potholes are an ongoing plague for our fair city and I think technology could greatly improve finding road issues as well as prioritizing, and organizing road repairs. Reporting a pot hole is not a simple and straightforward process: Minneapolis pothole report website: http://311.ci.minneapolis.mn.us/Ef3/General.jsp?form=SS001PW00StreetsPotholeRepair&page=Email The online reporting process could be greatly improved. ...more »

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Code for Neighbors: Vicini Project

The project is a continuation of Hack for MN. We are collaborating with E-Democracy.org to create an online tool that helps neighbors connect at the hyper local (or block) level by giving users the ability to share information and messages with neighbors and to control how far they share information. In this session we're hoping to gather feedback on what we've done, collect new ideas, and encourage participation in ...more »

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Ideas to activate the underutilized in our societies

Wanting to focus ideas on utilizing the underutilized in our societies. There are the unemployed, under employed, immigrants, a huge wave of retirees, immigrants, college grads. If motivated, can and will contribute to our society, yet we dont have a system to do so. Lets brainstorm and find ways to make it happen. Through dreams, intrinsic motivators, education and economics.

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