October 28-30 Monterey Marriott
Monterey, California
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Sunday, October 27, 2013

Preconference workshops on Sunday, October 27th include two full-day academies, Searchers Academy and Drupal in a Day, information architecture, UX, negotiating, Google analytics, learning, designing space, and more!

W10 - Empowering a Collaborative Community (CANCELLED)

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Meg Backus, Central Library Director, Onondaga County Public Library
Dan Eveland, Web Developer, Chattanooga Public Library

The Chattanooga Public Library is actively empowering its community to work together to address pressing local concerns by hosting open data and developing a collaborative community of citizens, software developers, and entrepreneurs around that data to make it useful. Through the power of open data, they create useful tools to solve real-world problems. The library’s data portal engages geeks and civic hackers who can use public data to create, build, and invent new observations and solutions for the world they live in. This workshop demonstrates how to set up an open source web application to hold large amounts of data that can be accessed and manipulated through a unique API. The application is built on Drupal using specialized modules and community-contributed code. Speakers share their experiences working to foster open, transparent, and accessible government information and hosting a weekend-long civic hackathon. Grab lots of tips and tricks for empowering your collaborative community! Bring a computer running Mac OSX, Windows, or Linux to this session. Please pre-load XAMPP on your computer prior to attending. Go to http://www.apache friends.org/en/xampp.html.

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