TODD LIghtning Talks

TODD 2016 Lightning Talks

Raleigh, NC – The lightning talks for Triangle Open Data Day have been announced and this is a great line up of speakers! There is still time to register for TODD.

Lightning Talks

TODD and Lightning Talk Details

The lightning talks are scheduled from 11 am to 12:30 pm on Saturday, March 5, 2016.

  • TODD Website
  • When: Saturday, March 5, 2016 at 8:30 AM – Sunday, March 6, 2016 at 5:00 PM (EST)
  • Where: College of Engineering Engineering Building II, NCSU Centennial Campus, 890 Oval Dr, Raleigh, NC 27606
  • Why: Help our cities and counties by using open data
  • TODD Registration Site

Lightning NOAA by C. Clark – NOAA Photo Library

Picture from Triangle Open Data Day 2014 - pictures by Mitch Amiano

TODD2016 – Keynote and Schedule

Raleigh, NC – The Schedule and Keynote for Triangle Open Data Day 2016 (TODD) have been announced: Read more

Triangle Open Data Day 2015 Sponsors

Triangle Open Data Day Sponsors

Cary, NC – We are proud and excited to announce the sponsors of Triangle Open Data Day (TODD):

Gold Sponsors

OpenDataSoft LogoOpenDataSoft is a Cloud-based turnkey platform designed for smart and easy transformation of all types of data into innovative services. Its mission: make it easier for business users to publish, share and reuse data.
Code for America LogoCode for America is a new kind of public service with brigades throughout the Triangle.

Bronze Sponsors

Caktus Group LogoCaktus Group. Caktus Group is the nation’s largest Django firm, building custom web and mobile apps to address the most complex challenges. In addition to being open source leaders, we’re committed to social good.

The Open Data Institute of North Carolina LogoThe Open Data Institute of North Carolina (ODI NC). The ODI NC provides Open Data thought leadership, research, training, consulting, dataset certifications and networking opportunities in North Carolina and south-east United States.

We are exceptionally pleased to have such an excellent venue for this year’s event, Engineering Building II on North Carolina State University’s Centennial Campus.
NC State College of Engineering

We are fortunate to have a Brigade Data Portal provided by Socrata for Triangle Open Data Day and Code Across.

Triangle Open Data Day is produced by Technology Tank in partnership with Code for Cary

Triangle Startup Weekend and Triangle Open Data Day - Feb 20-22

Feb 20-22: Busy Triangle Tech Weekend

Raleigh, NC – The weekend of February 20-22nd is a busy day of tech and civic involvement in the Triangle. 2 major events are going on just a few buildings away from each other on the NCSU Centennial Campus:

  • Triangle Startup Weekend EDU – Hunt Library
  • Triangle Open Data Day – Engineering Building II

Triangle Startup Weekend EDU

  • What: Triangle Startup Weekend EDU
  • When: Friday, February 20, 2015 at 6:30 PM – Sunday, February 22, 2015 at 9:30 PM (EST)
  • Where: James B. Hunt Jr. Library, 1070 Partners Way, Raleigh, NC 27606
  • Why: Have you ever had an idea for improving education? Here’s your opportunity to transform your education ideas into action in 54 hours. Find the right people with complimentary skills & the passion & dedication to build a startup quick & smart. Test your idea with real potential customers, receive coaching from experienced education entrepreneurs & industry professionals, and win prizes that will help you take your startup idea to the next level of execution!
  • Focus: Education
  • Registration Site

Triangle Open Data Day

  • What: Triangle Open Data Day
  • When: Saturday, February 21, 2015 at 9:00 AM – Sunday, February 22, 2015 at 6:00 PM (EST)
  • Where: College of Engineering, Engineering Building II, NCSU Centennial Campus, Raleigh, NC 27606
  • Why: Triangle Open Data Day 2015 is a gathering of citizens in the Triangle to write applications, liberate data, create visualizations and publish analyses using open public data to show support for and encourage the adoption open data policies by the world’s local, regional and national governments.
  • Focus: Health, Safety & Justice and Economic Development
  • Registration Site
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CodeAcross at Triangle Open Data Day

Raleigh, NC – During Triangle Open Data Day (TODD) we will also be participating in the Code for America CodeAcross 2015 event. If you cannot find an open data project to work on that interests you, please find one of the Brigade Captains and work on one of the 4 challenges for CodeAcross 2015.

CodeAcross 2015 Challenges

CodeAcross 2015 in the Triangle

Triangle Code for America Brigades

Code for Raleigh Brigade Captains:

Code for Durham Brigade Captains:

Code for Cary Brigade Captains:

  • Robert Campbell
  • Ian Henshaw
  • For more information about the local brigades read the Tech Tank article Code for America in NC 2015

    This post originally appeared on the Triangle Open Data Day Site

    Triangle Open Data Day 2015

    Triangle Open Data Day Schedule Update

    Raleigh, NC – We have finalized the schedule for Triangle Open Data Day and are putting much more focus on the hackathon this year as we have mentioned in the past.

    TODD Schedule

    Saturday, February 21, 2015

    • 8:30 am – Doors Open for Registration
    • 9:00 am – Opening and Keynote by Durham CIOs Kerry Goode and Greg Marrow
    • 10:00 am – Lightning talks to inform and inspire you for the remainder of the event – More information coming soon.
    • 11:30 am (latest) – Hackathon begins – Brainstorm, find a project and/or team, talk to mentors
    • 5:00 pm – Doors close for the day

    Sunday, February 22, 2015

    • 9:00 am – Doors Open, Hackathon continues
    • 3:00 pm – Presentations – What did you accomplish?

    TODD Mentors

    Do you have trouble finding a topic to work on or a problem to solve? Are you having problems identifying or finding data? Do you need assistance with programming, analysis or visualization tools? Well you are in luck this hackathon since we are going to have lots of mentors to help you. Our mentors are subject matter experts, data gurus and programming wizards! Anyone can chip in their talents to help others out and Mentors can still work on interesting projects during the event.

    If you are interested in helping out as a mentor, let us know at the beginning of the event or e-mail Ian Henshaw in advance.

    TODD Miscellaneous

    We promise not to blow out the fuses and have coffee ready for when you arrive on Saturday!

    There will be several options during the year to continue with your projects. The first one NC Datapalooza kicks off on May 16, 2015.

    This post originally appeared on the Triangle Open Data Day Site

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    Tech Tank Top 10 for 2014

    Cary, NC – 2014 was a good year for Technology activity in NC and the Triangle. The pages and regular features from Technology Tank that you found most helpful were our listing of Tech Meetup Groups in the Triangle and Charlotte, the monthly lists of Upcoming Tech Events and our Tech Calendar. [Note, please contact us if you find any errors or omissions on our Tech Meetup Group lists.]

    Tech Tank Top 10 Articles

    Here are the Top 10 Tech Tank articles based on your views:

    1. Hortonworks launches in Durham. Tech Tank interview with with Barry Duplantis, Hortonworks new Vice President of Customer Success to discuss his move to Hortonworks and the decision to launch operations in the Triangle.
    2. Raleigh – Emerging Tech Hub. Raleigh included in a TransferWise blog list of the 8 emerging tech hubs.
    3. Oakhaven Coworking. A project of Tech Tank, Oakhaven Coworking follows the success of American Underground, HQ Raleigh and others by bringing a coworking space to suburban Cary.
    4. How Libya’s Election Process is Better than the United States’s. NC based Caktus Group developed the technology that registered 1.5 million voters for Libya’s June 25th elections.
    5. Triangle Open Data Day Recap. We were told that Triangle Open Data Day was the biggest Open Data event in the world!
    6. Morrisville StartUp Networking. The Morrisville Innovation Foundation periodic networking event.
    7. Triangle Open Data Day. An initiative of Tech Tank, Triangle Open Data Day unites developers, data analysts, civic leaders, students and activists in a weekend of learning, liberating data and building applications to display useful information.
    8. Code for America Brigade. The idea behind Code for America (CfA) is “hacking for public good” – developing civic apps that can be used across municipalities in America.
    9. LIVES – Open Data Standard. Wake County is one of four early adopters of the LIVES data standard – an open data standard which allows municipalities to publish restaurant inspection information that can be consumed by apps like Yelp.
    10. The Open Data Institute Comes to NC. The Open Data Institute founded by Sir Tim Berners-Lee has a node in North Carolina – the Open Data Institute of North Carolina (ODI NC).

    Picture from iabusa under Creative Commons

    Gold Sponsor – DZone

    Cary, NC – We are proud and excited to announce that DZone is sponsoring Triangle Open Data Day at the Gold sponsorship level.

    DZone is located in Cary, NC and is a big part of the Tech and entrepreneurial community in the Triangle.

    For over 15 years, DZone has produced and published valuable content for its global audience of software developers and architects.  DZone produces and shares useful content through its resource portals feature a mix of daily news, articles, video interviews, tutorials, and reviews written by leading industry experts on topics such as HTML5MobileNoSQLBig Data, and more.  Developers have long relied on resources like DZone RefcardzDZone Snippets, and theDZone Library to stay on top of the latest tech trends.  For sharing knowlege within organizations, DZone created AnswerHub, a cloud-based enterprise knowledge sharing platform that starts with a familiar question-and-answer format and adds the best features of wikis, forums, search and social networks.

    Silver Sponsor – AIS

    Cary, NC – We are proud to announce that Applied Information Sciences, Inc. (AIS) is sponsoring Triangle Open Data Day at the Silver sponsorship level.

    AIS is known for their civic involvement in the community. Last year AIS sponsored the inaugural International Open Data Day event in North Carolina – Cary Open Data Day 2013.

    For over 30 years, Applied Information Sciences, Inc. (AIS) has provided software and systems engineering services to government agencies and Fortune 1000 companies looking to modernize their existing applications, automate business processes, gain better business insight, and create more effective workflow solutions for their employee, partner and customer experiences.

    NC Datapalooza

    Raleigh, NC – So have you heard about NC Datapalooza? NC Datapalooza had their initial event last year starting with DataJam in April 2013 and ending with the final Datapalooza competition in September 2013. The Datapalooza process is created to develop viable commercial enterprises that are based on the consumption of Open Data. (Disclosure, I was part of the winning team for Datapalooza 2013)

    NC Datapalooza will run their next round starting on April 10th with an educational event, a first weekend team event on May 16-17 and a final competition in September 2014.

    Why not get a jump on NC Datapalooza by attending Triangle Open Data Day (TODD)? You can learn about Open Data and tools to help you at the TODD education and hacker tracks. You can find out about what data sets are available as Open Data and try out your team at the TODD hackathon – you don’t have to work on the idea you are thinking of for Datapalooza…

    TODD Registration Site

    Representatives of NC Datapalooza will be attending TODD and will be very willing to give you more information about the Datapalooza process (or you can read about my experience here – We also had a chance to pitch to the CED Venture Conference!).

    Useful Links:

    Here is a data set I’m thinking about: 2 weeks ago and again this week, DOT, Raleigh, Cary, etc. had crews positioned in strategic locations so they would be on hand to treat known icy spots. We need a data set for the geolocations of known icy spots so an app could route you around them at the onset of bad weather… (maybe even get the known flooding spots as well for rainy days…)

    OK, so if you were caught on the road in the Triangle today after say 2pm, all the roads were a parking lot. Makes me think of 2005, but at least the schools were closed and the kids were at home…