Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017

ONA New Orleans: Open data hackathon

 An ONA Local event, hosted by ONA New Orleans

Come all ye hackers, writers, reporters and friends to a joint event with Hacks/Hackers New Orleans. We’re going to crack open some data and see what we can make of it: apps, maps, articles, essays, tools… All ideas are welcome.

hackathon is a free event for people to hack away at whatever they’re interested in, to benefit the people of New Orleans. That could mean making a map of recycling locations, for instance, or cleaning up data on rent prices.

Some topics we’ll tackle at this hackathon will include, but not be limited to:

• Recycling

• Rent prices / property values

• Transit

• Crime

• 211 and 311 calls

We’ll start with coffee and introductions at 10 a.m., and break into groups. ONA is buying pizza for lunch, and at 4 p.m. we’ll get back together to debrief on what we got done.

This will be held at the offices of The Lens, an online news organization in Nola. It’s in a small blue building right across from the expansive Wash Dat car wash. Leave a comment here if you have trouble finding it.

No tech experience needed! Come spend a Sunday with us making New Orleans better for all.


Come tackle an open data project to make New Orleans a better place.


Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017