Why this hack day will be awesome
The 1.USA.gov Hack Day is a great opportunity to meet other San Diegans interested in using technology to solve the world’s problems. You will get to work with a rich set of open government data and come up with ideas for applications that can help people get the government information they need most.
What is 1.USA.gov?
We (Measured Voice) helped create 1.USA.gov as part of our work on USA.gov's social media strategies. 1.USA.gov is a service provided by USA.gov and bitly that allows anyone who uses bitly to create short .gov URLs. Whenever anyone uses bitly or a service that uses bitly's API (such as Tweetdeck) to shorten a .gov or .mil URL, they receive a 1.USA.gov URL in return.
Why 1.USA.gov data is awesome
bitly provides a real-time feed of data created every time someone clicks on a 1.USA.gov URL. 1.USA.gov URLs are clicked about 65,000 times every day. Among other things, the data includes information about the user's browser, what city they're in, and what time they clicked.
You can use the 1.USA.gov data to create tools that show what government information is being shared and clicked on in their hometown. You could use it to identify trends in how government information moves as it is shared around the world. You could use it to spot emerging news stories by tracking which URLs are most popular.
This is a loose agenda. This event is designed to bring people together to come up with new ideas, so we'll explain the data, introduce everyone and get to work!
- 10:00 - breakfast (courtesy of Measured Voice and Einstein Bros Bagels) / registration
- 10:20 - welcome
- 10:30 - introductions
- 11:00 - an introduction to 1.USA.gov
- 11:15 - brainstorm
- 11:30 - presentation of ideas
- 11:50 - start hacking!
- 1:00 - lunch (courtesy of Chipotle. nom.)
- 1:45 - check in
- 2:00 - work
- 5:30 - recap
- Happy hour! Location TBD
Learn more about this event on the Measured Voice blog, or email jed at measuredvoice.com if you have any questions.
We will be sharing more information about the hack day and the 1.USA.gov data over the coming weeks, so follow Measured Voice on Twitter for more information as the date approaches!
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Special thanks to our hosts at Ansir Innovation Center
The Ansir Innovation Center has been an excellent partner as we've organized this event. They're creating an amazing resource and community for everyone working to grow San Diego's tech scene.
Parking: Please note there is a 2 hour parking limit at the structure. As this is an all day event, we kindly ask if you would please park on Engineer Road, Brinell Street, or Convoy Street. We'd like to keep parking available for patrons of Ansir's restaurant and bakery neighbors. Thank you for your understanding!