Thanks to everyone who came to the Hacking the City event last night at Personal Democracy Forum. The NYFI blog at the NY Observer has a nice write-up:
The conversation was led by members of The Open Planning Project, DIYcity founder John Geraci, and Streetsblog editor-in-chief Aaron Naparstek, who began by opening up the floor to thoughts on Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s announcement earlier in the day
of a new contest for Web developers to design online and mobile
applications out of city data, which will soon be made available in a
programming-friendly format ("opened up").
The contest, called Big Apps, takes a cue from Washington D.C.’s Apps For Democracy challenge, Mr. Naparstek noted. But, he asked, “What can we do” with city data here in New York City?
The reporter later noted that, as a part of Big Apps, the city will be asking citizens what data it wants to see. Ideas?