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Occupy Data Hackathon - Washington, DC
Saturday, March 24, 2012 at 11:00 AM - Sunday, March 25, 2012 at 7:00 PM (EDT)
WHAT: Join members of the Data Committee of Occupy DC in participating in the second Occupy Hackathon
WHEN: March 24 - 25, 2012, 11AM-7PM
Saturday, 3/24 location:
1225 Eye Street, NW, 3rd Floor
Washington, DC 20005
Sunday 3/25 Location:
1850 M St. NW, Suite 1100
Washington, D.C. 20036
We will be developing data-driven responses to issues surrounding the following four themes:
- Housing, Foreclosures, and Mortgages
- Banking and Financial Industries and the 2008 Financial Crisis
- Defense Spending
- Campaign Finance
We'll also be developing an Occupy Data website -- mashing up the best of data aggregation, exploration, visualization and curation tools -- to empower grassroots groups and activists by providing facts and well-designed visuals in support of their efforts.
When & Where
Occupy DC Data Committee
- Act as a resource for various entities within Occupy DC and the national Occupy movement to strengthen initiatives through data gathering, sensitive to legal and licensing issues, analysis, and visualization
- Develop Occupy Data projects to address overarching grievances of the various Occupy locations across the United States, which may include economic inequality, identity-based discrimination and (in)equality of opportunity, corruption, lobbying, campaign finance, militarization, the financial crisis, the criminal (in)justice system, destruction of the global ecosystem, mortgages and foreclosures, and related themes