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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 Data Site Contest Site
Washington DC http://data.octo.dc.gov http://www.appsfordemocracy.org

US Federal http://data.gov http://www.bit.ly/apps4amer

San Francisco http://datasf.org http://spot.us/pitches/272

New York City http://nyc.gov/data http://www.nycbigapps.com

Toronto http://toronto.ca/open N/A

Nanaimo http://nanaimo.ca/datafeeds N/A

Vancouver http://data.vancouver.ca N/A

http://mindtrek.org/2009/ http://mindtrek.org/2009/
Finland
democracy_finland/datacatalog democracy_finland
Belgium http://inca-award.be http://inca-award.be

London http://data.gov.uk/ N/A

Denmark http://digitaliser.dk/ressourcer 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