Hennepin County Geo:Code – Two upcoming open data/open gov/civic tech events

I’m sharing this on hope that some folks can make it and so others might get some ideas to replicate…

Hennepin County and Open Twin Cities are proud to present Geo:Code; an open data code-a-thon hosted at Hennepin County Library – Minneapolis Central on Saturday, February 21st and Sunday February 22nd! This event is free and meals will be provided.

Transparency & Accessibility

Hennepin County is celebrating the first year of its Open GIS policy by taking part in International Open Data Day and Code for America’s CodeAcross. Residents are invited to explore government data, experiment with civic technologies, and collaborate with Hennepin County on solutions for problems facing your community. Inspired by civic technology principals, we’re excited to support the creation of a more transparent Hennepin County and information and services that are accessible to all residents.

Share Project Ideas and Data Requests

What issues and projects should teams work on at Geo:Code? What data do you want to see the county publish on its open data portal? Let us know at http://geocodehc.ideascale.com/.

Accessibility Jam

To support Geo:Coders who want an early start on their projects, MN.IT Services and Open Twin Cities are hosting a pre-event workshop on January 31st at the Minneapolis Central Library. Geo:Code Accessibility Jam will use Service Design to learn about accessibility and usability and their role in developing more effective civic technology and open data initiatives. Coming out of the Jam, you will be prepared to put what you’ve learned into practice at Geo:Code Code-a-thon, and will be familiar with a powerful process for creating technologies and services that are truly accessible to your users.

Where, When, and How


Both events will be held at the Minneapolis Central Library – 300 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis,MN

Date & Time

  • The Geo:Code Code-a-thon will be February 21st and 22nd, 9am to 5 pm
  • The Geo:Code Accessibility Jam will be January 31st, 9am to 5pm


Follow and Tweet at @geocodehc and #geocodehc

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About Ann Treacy

Librarian who follows rural broadband in MN and good uses of new technology (blandinonbroadband.org), hosts a radio show on MN music (mostlyminnesota.com), supports people experiencing homelessness in Minnesota (elimstrongtowershelters.org) and helps with social justice issues through Women’s March MN.

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