The Office of the Minnesota Secretary of State and its partners are proud to invite you to Capitol Code: An Open Data Jam, to help build the Minnesota of the 21st century using public data — and your ideas.
“Public data is a tremendous resource for Minnesotans, and I’m excited to see the innovation, new business and employment opportunities that can be generated by using this information,” -Secretary of State Mark Ritchie
Capitol Code: An Open Data Jam is a one-day event driven by passionate and engaged citizens given the opportunity to explore and drive solutions using public data from the Office of the Minnesota Secretary of State. Participants are called on to apply existing technologies or build new applications using public data.
Minnesota needs your ideas, energy, diverse perspectives and skills to ignite innovation that can result in great solutions for our communities!
All citizens are invited to generate ideas and solutions alongside analysts, business and community leaders, designers, government officials, media, software innovators and others.
The public data sets that will be available relate to:
- Precinct finder and polling place data
- Business filings
- Official documents (including extraditions, proclamations, oaths, and appointments)
- Registered voters per precinct
- Candidate and elections data
- Legal newspapers
- Geographic Information Systems (GIS) data
- Data from other state agencies as well as the U.S. Census Bureau
This event is hosted by The Office of the Minnesota Secretary of State in partnership with the Center for Urban and Regional Affairs, the Minnesota State Demographic Center, MN.IT, and Open Twin Cities.
Thanks to our generous sponsors CoCo Coworking & Collaborative Space through it's Google for Entrepreneurs program , E-Democracy, Somakers at DevJam Studios, Microsoft, and Esri.
Schedule of events:
- Doors at 9:00am
- Event Kick-off at 9:30am
- Post event celebration from 5:30pm - 6:30pm
When & Where
Open Twin Cities
Our mission is to connect civic hackers, public servants, and community advocates of the Twin Cities and surrounding metro area and to build a better public experience for ourselves through collaboration, experimentation, and technology.
Find out more about Open Twin Cities, events, projects, and Twin Cities civic tech news at http://opentwincities.org/.