New Orleans

City Stats

  • 7 Projects
  • 4 Team Members
  • 2 Events Hosted
  • 131 Event Attendance
Name Tags Team Active Milestone Progress Last Updated

DocToSoc

transparency, .NET, C#, Socrata, quick win Yes
03-07-2012

Help clean up data

quick win Yes

City Hall Style Guide

design, quick win Yes

NOLA Ready logo

design, quick win No
06-25-2012

NOLA 311 logo

design, quick win No
06-25-2012

Vacant property map and buying guide (currently untitled)

mapping, blight, property, vacancy, real estate, foreclosure Yes MVP Design & Development
06-25-2012

blightSTATUS

data, blight Yes User Testing & Iteration
07-09-2012
Team Name Attendance Event date Url Description
New Orleans Net2NO 79 02/07/12 http://www.meetup.com/net2no/events/46352452/ A monthly tech meetup; this month, CfA and City Hal
New Orleans Code: NOLA - a Civic Hackathon 52 03/25/12 http://codenola.eventbrite.com/ A two-day civic hackathon. At the Kickoff Happy Hou

New Event
  • New Orleans: On Monday April 30th, Oakland City Council reviewed an open data policy initiative put forth by city councilmember of the 4th District and Oakland native Libby Schaff. I approached the stand as an Oakland resident and representative of CfA and addressed the council stating numerous CfA goals which include promoting open data, making local governments more transparent, better connected to its citizens and more efficient. I also shared details of various open-source civic software applications (ie: Adopt-A-Hydrant) as examples of the impacts that open source civic software these contributions have made in cities around the country. The city council proceeded to vote on the data policy and unanimously decided in its favor. The city is allowing 90 days to devise a plan implement the open data policy ad and all costs and labor involved. Oakland open data is on the way!
  • New Orleans: At our hackathon, one team worked to create a mobile website for a local public health non-profit, 504HealthNet. The organization's executive director, Lindsay Ordower, made a plea to the tech community at our kickoff to help her make information about free and low-cost health clinics more readily available to citizens from their mobile phones, and a determined team of 5 quickly assembled around her. Lindsay explained that while many NOLA citizens without health insurance do not have reliable access to the internet via a computer, a large percentage do have web-enabled mobile phones, which would allow for much quicker and more widespread distribution of this valuable information than her current paper booklets can provide. The team got straight to work and made great headway, presenting a working MVP at the end of the day, which allows users to search for health clinics in their area by location and insurance accepted. Results are ranked in order of distance from the user, and each includes a prominently-featured "Call" button to encourage users to follow through and take advantage of the services available to them.