Apps for Democracy & Open Government Data

Peter Corbett, CEO, iStrategyLabs @CORBETT3000

Smarter Better Faster Cheaper

Vivek Kundra, former CTO of DC (current Federal CIO) needed a way to make DC’s open Data Catalog useful

http://data.octo.dc.gov

The Old Way

1.0 you know the way it’s done now

The New Way Open Data/Source + 2.0 Citizen Talent + Fame and Fortune = ?

Fame and Fortune

Year 1 Results
47 web, iPhone, & Facebook apps $2,300,000+ EST Value $50,000 in cost +4000% ROI

* Marinas near you * Libraries near you * Gas stations near you * Banks near you * Hotels near you * Construction projects near you * Embassies near you * Places of worship near you * Vacant properties near you * Building permits pulled near you * Crime alerts near you * Post offices near you * Housing code violations near you * Police stations near you

Subsequent Innovation

www.AreYouSafeDC.com

Chris Willey, Interim CTO of DC wanted to build the first Open 311 API (built by Dmitry Kachaev) and use citizen driven innovation to power new service apps

http://www.open311.org

Framework for Citizen Driven Innovation in Government IT

2. Open Data 3. Gov Sponsorship 4. Contest Framework 5. Launch and Run 6. Award

Framework for Citizen Driven Innovation in Government IT 1. Problem Sourcing 2. Open Data 3. Gov Sponsorship 4. Contest Framework 5. Launch and Run 6. Award 7. Support by Gov 8. Commercialization

Built by: Victor Shilo, Roman Zolin, and Andrey Andreev

Built by: Victor Shilo, Roman Zolin, and Andrey Andreev

Built by: Zvi Band and Zach Goodwin

Apps for Democracy (2) Apps for America (2) Apps for Democracy Finland (1) Apps for Democracy New South Wales.AU (1) Apps for Democracy Belgium (INCA 09) (1) NYC Big Apps, DataSF Challenge Apps for the Army Apps for the World? Vancouver, Seattle, Portland, Minnesota, Greece, London next?

How to Create Your Own Apps for Democracy

19 Page PDF: http://bit.ly/apps4all

Overview

Project Components 1 Contest Framework (data, prizes, judges, timeline) 2 Website Creation 3 Marketing to Developers 4 Judge Recruitment 5 Initial Screening 6 Apps Posted Publicly 7 Public Voting for “People’s Choice” 8 Awards Ceremony & Final Judging 9 Results of Contest Marketing

Open Government Data Sources DC’s data was already open. It made our job easy. This will take you a lot of time. Take a look at these examples.
Geography
Washington DC US Federal San Francisco New York City Toronto Nanaimo Vancouver Finland Belgium London Denmark

Data Site
http://data.octo.dc.gov http://data.gov http://datasf.org http://nyc.gov/data http://toronto.ca/open http://nanaimo.ca/datafeeds http://data.vancouver.ca http://mindtrek.org/2009/ democracy_finland/datacatalog http://inca-award.be http://data.gov.uk/
http://digitaliser.dk/ressourcer

Contest Site
http://www.appsfordemocracy.org http://www.bit.ly/apps4amer http://spot.us/pitches/272 http://www.nycbigapps.com N/A N/A N/A http://mindtrek.org/2009/ democracy_finland http://inca-award.be N/A http://www.digitaliser.dk

Other Things Built With Open Data

www.everyblock.com

Other Things Built With Open Data

www.data.gov

Other Things Built With Open Data

www.thisweknow.org

Other Things Built With Open Data

www.datamasher.org

#opendata #opengov http://bit.ly/appsgooglegroup http://www.gov2expo.com peter@istrategylabs.com

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