Join Hennepin County and Open Twin Cities for one of the most important civic technology events in the Twin Cities: Geo:Code 2017.
Come learn from and discuss with residents and government personnel about what government geographic data and technology can do and why they matter. Discuss what government data you want to be made open, and what new and different tools you wish your governments would use. If you wish, you can sit down a create a prototype for a new online tool, or analyze available open data to tell an important story in your community.
What do you want to talk about? Learn about? The sessions at Geo:Code are submitted by you. Whether you're new to a topic or an expert, if there is a topic that you want to bring to Geo:Code, simply register and submit your idea.
What: Geo:Code 2017 is a series of open data workshops and conversations to connect people who live, work and govern in Hennepin County. This year we will have two tracks: a County Camp (a community-led conference) and, as in years past, Code Space for an open hackathon. Participants are welcome to participate in either or both tracks and to switch between tracks during the weekend.
Why: The goal is to create a more accessible government by working with residents and fans of Hennepin County. This event is free and we will serve breakfast and lunch. Bring your ideas, your experiences, and your creativity. Submit an idea for a session when you register.
Who: This event is open to all. We invite ideas, participation, and discussion from anybody interested in government data and technology. Please share this widely with your friends and colleagues so that as many people as possible can take part in the knowledge sharing, discussion, and building.
How: Get started right now by registering, and tell us what you’d like to lead, present, work on or share at www.hennepin.us/geocode.