Open Gov Hack Night and the Google Places API Developer Challenge
Come join a group of passionate folks working at the intersection of open government, cities, and technology. This will be an evening of civic tech hacking.
Big news! Google is teaming up with the City of Chicago to do a civic apps competition. They want to see what apps developers can build that tackle community needs using the Google Places API and the city's open data. The deadline is October 31st; winners get a trip to Google I/O.
Brian Fitzpatrick from Google and tech folks from the city (probably Chicago CTO John Tolva or CDO Brett Goldstein) will be dropping by to talk to us about the contest, what the city hopes will come out of it, and walk us through through the Places API.
- Kick off welcome.
- Intro of the API Developer Challenge. Paul Saxman via Hangout
- Chicago’s participation, hopes for the challenge and some app ideas that can involve City data. John Tolva
- Step through a simple follow-along exercise on how to connect to the API. Paul Saxman
- Audience questions for Google/City
- Break out into groups
Dan O'Neil and The Smart Chicago Collaborative will be providing food.
Note: this event will be in the auditorium at 1871 instead of our usual room
We just want to make sure you are human. You should only have to see this once. Once we verify your humanity, we're good!