Biomimicry, Renewable Energy and Evolutionary Computation

Hometown Alaska – Info and Links

National and Local Groups:

Code for America

Sunlight Foundation

Code for Anchorage (Come join us!)

Code for Anchorage Meetups (Next meeting on April 1st at 5:30pm, every other Tuesday. Everyone welcome.)

Anchorage Maker Space

Corrections from the Radio Show:

The Anchorage Mini Maker Faire has been scheduled for July 26, 2014 and will be hosted by Anchorage Maker Space and SBDC and supported by AEDC. If you want to help out email is written by Jim Davis (not Smith)

The learning to code site is (not org)

Recent Anchorage or Alaska projects:

Anchorage Answers – Simple clear written questions and answers to common citizen requests.

Interested in helping test People Mover bus info in Google Maps contact me at brendanbabb at gmail

Click-that-Hood Fun game to learn geography and maps.  Indigenous Peoples and Languages of Alaska example. Anchorage and Fairbanks in the list as well.

MyLegis – Tracking Alaska Legislature bills, see revisions, create watch lists.

Alaska State Open Data Bill (HB 337)

Alaska Local Food Map (in development)

Any size earthquake in Alaska over last 30 days (USGS)

CartoDB has a free version and was easy to use for the Food and Earthquake maps.

Weed Warriors (in development)

SeeClickFix (Free smartphone app for reporting 311 Non-emergency problems like potholes) (A community way to help shovel your neighbors out)

Anchorage Programming Workshop (Women teaching women to program)

Alaska Fish Counts Data on fishing

Anchorage Crime Map

Alaska Energy Data Gateway

Anchorage Muni Election info (You can early vote now for Assembly)

Story on the origin of the term “hacking”

National Apps

Code for America Apps

A creative way to stop fights: Stop Beef (Further Description)

StreetMix – A way to visualize street composition

Snap Fresh – for finding places close to you that take SNAP

How to fight the flu

Clear Streets (Info about street plowing in Chicago in real time)

Ohana API  (311 API Service)

OaklandBeats (A way for citizens to find out the Police beat they belong to and contact the officer)

Value of Open Data:

Open Data could be worth $3 Trillion globally each year.


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