2016 NC DataJam team submissions and descriptions

NC DataJam is the hackathon event that kicks off the NC DataPalooza competition. This year, NC DataJam was a part of CityCamp NC on September 24, 2016.

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Zach Ambrose kicks of the NC DataJam competition

These are the teams that submitted applications for NC DataJam competition. Each team did a 5-minute pitch followed by a 2 minute Q & A with judges.

  • Good to go GSO – a voting application that aspires to provide information on voter status, polling locations, and candidate information. The hope is to provide voters with digestible information on all things voting to ensure, upon arrival to vote, you have all the information you need.
  • NC Food Inspector – Enhance NC Food Inspector to include CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) risk factor data.
  • Greenstem – IoT garden sensors for public gardens with educational opportunities and feeding people.
  • Vacant to Vital – V2V is a non-profit organization focused on connecting owners of underutilized properties with innovators looking to activate land through urban and suburban agricultural initiatives. Turning empty spaces into vibrant places.
  • NC School Monitor – Each year NCDPI makes 1.5 million rows of student achievement data available as open data. This goes down to each grade and subject all of NC’s 2,600 public and charter schools. The school monitor enables the public to visualize and compare this data. This encourages parent involvement and choice in their children’s current and potential schools.
  • Datadog – is a slackbot for open data. Its aim is to make simple, natural language queries return useful information in the form of tables, charts, and maps.
  • Red Alerts – Produce a weather radio with Raspberry Pi that consults Internet for Polygon information to enable accurate, immediate warnings for tornadoes only.
  • New Cartographers – Kids transit helps students organize walking/biking groups to school, enables parents and principals to identify unsafe locations, and planners to prioritize pedestrian improvements.
  • Wake Forest NC Open Data – Currently there is no easy access to open data, specifically for Wake Forest, NC. Data sets exist, but there is no centralized location. The goal is to build a portal for people to easily find and use the data. This solutions will be built using open source tools to host links to the open source data.
  • OverEasy – is solving the problem of access for anyone who stands to benefit from geospatial data. The user just has to make decisions in order to arrive a beautiful useful, and printable report. The software will be web-based and site on top of the many open data sources and APIs that are available.

 

Congratulations to NC Food Inspector Team, who won the first place Esri $1000 prize, and to Wake Forest NC Open Data, who entered on a whim and won the special Esri $500 prize for best use of Esri Technology!

Sounds fun, right? Well be sure to register your team by October 14 in order to compete in the 2016 NC DataPalooza competition! Register your team here.

*Description originally created by CityCamp NC.