Copy
Open Data Challenge - February 8, 2018

Stay up-to-date with DNREC's continuous improvement initiatives. Periodically we will be sending out updates on "Making Things Better": from GEAR meeting summaries to happenings within DNREC.

“Accessible in Delaware”
Open Data Challenge



DNREC and DelDOT have teamed to sponsor an Open Data Challenge focused on access to Delaware’s rich natural resources and recreational opportunities. We’re challenging coders, techies, students and others to look at the data published by our two agencies and come up with new ways to use and present that data. We will offer cash prizes for great ideas and working prototypes. This is an opportunity for DNREC staff to engage with a very interested public.

Challenge: Make Delaware the most accessible state in the country.

Delaware has natural beauty and great recreational opportunities. We have parks, forests, beaches, rivers, ponds, bays and an ocean to explore and enjoy. We have roads, trails, bike routes, buses and rail to get us there. But not everyone is always able to take advantage of these opportunities. There are different reasons for this, and different ways to solve these problems.
 

How We’ll Do It

Breaking down barriers that keep people from recreational opportunities requires help from everyone. It requires new relationships and deep citizen engagement. DelDOT and DNREC have data and information about transportation, recreation, and the environment. We are looking for new perspectives and new ideas. We hope to reward innovative ideas and choose proofs-of-concept that can be implemented to serve the public.
There are a few key events that make up the Open Data Challenge: workshops, an ideation session, and a Data Jam. These events are free and open to the public. The more DNREC staff we can get to these events, the greater the results will be.
 

The Data

DNREC and DelDOT both publish data on the Delaware Open Data Portal (data.delaware.gov) and the FirstMap geospatial data portal (opendata.firstmap.delaware.gov).  DNREC’s published open data includes open space and natural areas, parks and recreation information, recreational water advisories, waterfowl and fish species information, air quality information, and more.

Ideation Session

Saturday, February 25 @ 1:00 pm
A gathering of subject matter experts and
Open Data Challenge participants to explore
the issue and start forming ideas.


Data Jam

Week of April 2 - Week of May 7
Challenge participants form teams and
spend a month building and tinkering. Starts
with a kickoff event and ends with
a presentation event.


Workshops

(February through April)
Participants level-up their skills and
prepare for the Challenge.
 
◆ Building a Website - Week of March 12
◆ Telling Your Story - Week of April 23

Other Partners

The Government Information Center (GIC) and the Department of Technology and Information (DTI) lead the Open Data Council. The Challenge is being facilitated by Open Data Delaware, a community organization of data users and IT developers. The finances will be handled by TechImpact, a non-profit focused on better uses of technology.
Copyright © 2017 Lean Tuesdays: DNREC, All rights reserved.


Our mailing address is:
 DNREC_LeanNews@state.de.us

Want to change how you receive these emails?
You can update your preferences or unsubscribe from this list.

 
Copyright © 2017 Lean Tuesdays: DNREC, All rights reserved.


Our mailing address is:
 DNREC_LeanNews@state.de.us

Want to change how you receive these emails?
You can update your preferences or unsubscribe from this list.

 






This email was sent to <<Email Address>>
why did I get this?    unsubscribe from this list    update subscription preferences
DNREC · 89 Kings Highway · Dover, DE 19901 · USA

Email Marketing Powered by Mailchimp