San Diego Hackathon Recap and a Chance to Vote for Your Favorite App!
Over 60 developers gathered at CyberHive in San Diego to participate in a hackathon focused on San Diego’s Smart City initiatives. The City of San Diego publishes an open dataset comprised of information such as permits issued, code violations, water usage and more. The goal of the hackathon was to use these datasets to develop solutions San Diego residents would find helpful.
AT&T and Darin Andersen, CEO of CyberTECH kicked off the event. Sherri Lightner, President of the San Diego City Council, with Gary Hayslip Deputy Director, Chief Information Security Officer welcomed the developers and explained the city’s goal and available technologies.
Our special thanks to Darin, Maggey, and Jenny from CyberTECH who co-produced the event at their CyberHive location, to Splunk for judging, and the City of San Diego in partnership with CGI for providing technical expertise on the datasets, and judging.
The well fed developers were treated to a 24-hour location to complete their coding and five of the teams stayed overnight!
AT&T Mobile App Hackathon – San Diego – CyberTECH & City of San Diego WINNERS
Best Hackathon Overall App – Onesto
Best Use of City of San Diego dataset – Move In?
Community Choice Award – YOU DECIDE! Add a comment to this blog to cast your vote.
Oversight – Curbing water waste is a critical concern for California. Oversight is a native mobile application that marries a map-based visual display of OpenDSD code enforcement entries with user generated water waste reports. Both a drill-down capable pin-based display and a color heat-map view are available in the app. Information on San Diego water use restrictions is built-in for handy reference. Providing an easy to use and quick-entry interface, Oversight enables San Diego citizens to help in the fight against water waste.
Onesto – How do you pick the best contractor for your project? Not all contractors are created equal. Some are big. Some are small. Some work fast. Some work slower. Some work only on big projects. Some only on small. But all of them need to file for permits. Onesto scouts the public San Diego database for projects, permits, and approvals. It assigns a score to each contractor based on relevant data, number of permits, approval rates, budget, location, and the time frame. With Onesto, you have the peace of mind that you have picked the best contractor for your needs. Next time you pick a contractor, who is going to help you choose? Yelp, AngelList or … Onesto?
Swat – An app that tracks the water usage of San Diego residents and compares it with water usage from other residents and median water consumption per capita. It’s goal is water conservation by offering an incentive system based on how much water they save.
GraphH8rs – Graffiti complaint upload and voting system. Usera will be able to upload graffiti pictures along with GPS location information. Community users will be able to vote on the artistic merit of graffiti. If a piece of graffiti get’s enough down votes, it is reported to the city as a complaint. Conversely if it’s an awesome piece, it will remain marked as artwork and left unreported. Users will be able to map and view various pieces of graffiti artwork around the city.
San Diego Code Status – An application for receiving email and text message notifications for code enforcement status updates. Frustrated residents no longer have to continually check for code enforcement updates via website or contact the hard working public servants of the City of San Diego. Residents can subscribe to the code enforcement item of interest and receive status updates as they become available using the San Diego Code Updates application.
Vigil – Enables city residents to use an app to report infrastructure problems in a convenient way straight from their smartphone. Vigil will take reports of potholes, insufficient road signage/lighting, vandalism, water leaks, and other non-emergency city related issues. Reports integrate with GPS location and the phone’s camera to make the process quick and accurate. This convenience will give the city workers the ability to quickly access and prioritize the severity, location, and quantity of reported issues. Additionally, community members can engage with social media to highlight city successes.
Move In? – “Move In?” shows users a map that can filter code enforcement cases that describe problem areas around the city, to help determine whether or not to move into the neighborhood. The app streamlines San Diego City’s core database by creating quick search filters that target problem areas: Vandalism, Litter, Vagrancy, Noise Complaints, and Illegal Activity.
SD Feedloop – An app that provides community insight into code enforcement actions happening in the city. It allows user’s to see what’s happening around them. It shows cases on an interactive map, provides easy engagement feedback, uses social media metrics, machine learning, and better insights. It allows city officials to gage how code enforcement actions are impacting the local neighborhood by measuring user sentiment based on user direct comments on the interactive map and via social media such as Twitter to gage and provide on the value of importance and deliver better insights and metrics to government officials to handle, plan, and deliver better services to the community. The value is determined by social media comments, hashtags, photos, and video. The video and photos are more valued and can be saved and associated to the actual cases to have civic engagement and action.
It can also help provide more witness testimonials on specific cases. The SD data goes back to the year 2003 and is for both current and historical activity to provide an understanding of past, present, and future development activity. Interested parties, individuals, businesses or organizations can browse and view activities by the interactive map. It has various identifiers including address, incidents, complaints, case handler, etc. that users can choose to be more aware of, get involved earlier in the development process, verify or get status on neighborhood code enforcement issues. It monitors activity and up-to-the-moment status of events transpiring in a particular case or project to improve and provide information on cases and can track the development and process in real-time.
Machine learning feature is to gage the understanding of what people are feeling about certain issues – either positive or negative. SD FeedLoop aims to promote civic engagement, improve service delivery, allow for more effective communication with the public, and increase opportunities for economic development. Continually seeking improvements by knowing the feedback of the people of SD is to Re-engage, Promote, Maintain, and Improve a safe, desirable, healthy living, work and community. Improve the environment is to improve the quality of life for all.
Word Map – This app shows issues as a word map to easily discern the most frequent issues in the dataset.
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