Thank you for coming to Geo:Code 2018

March 24-25, 2018

Hennepin County Library – Minneapolis Central

Minneapolis, MN

2018 projects

The Decision Tree

The team created an educational tool for people who are interested in understanding how to sort their waste- specifically how to sort their trash, compost and recycling.

https://the-decision-tree.herokuapp.com

Economic Accessibility Landscape

Using Yelp data, the group worked to show city planners and others how accessible restaurants and grocery stores are in Hennepin County and surrounding areas.

https://bit.ly/2unhv5E

Facilitating Access for Medicaid Participants

The group worked on a solution to help Medicaid recipients find providers to address multiple needs. The system and web experience is cumbersome, confusing and not intuitive.

Project Open Government

The group took voter turnout rates from 2016 and add census information to inform a demographic picture of voting districts. They plan to use the information to promote voting and make data available to community leaders.

http://github.com/teamog

Event schedule

Over the past four years, discussions, sessions, and projects covered topics as diverse as service design, accessibility, transit and bicycle mapping, recreation, an app to reach representatives, finding free, public meeting spaces, lo-fi prototyping, usability, food access, arts integration, and why data matters to non-technology community.

The format is part conference and part Code Space. Participants don’t need any technology to participate. The Code Space is where participants can pick a project or problem to tackle with a team. If attendees plan to code, they should bring any technology needed such as a laptop or tablet. Participants are welcome to partake in any or all tracks and to switch between tracks during the weekend.

 

Saturday, March 24

 

9:00 am

10:00 am

11:00 am

12:00 pm

1:00 pm

2:00 pm

3:30 pm

Presentations - Pohlad

9:00 am

Opening remarks

Presenters: William Rodgers Hennepin County Chief Innovation Officer, Marion Greene Hennepin County Commissioner Dist 3, Jerome Driessen Hennepin County Chief Information Officer

10:00 am

Working at Hennepin County

Presenter: Hennepin County Human Resources
Learn about career opportunities and benefits Hennepin County has to offer.

11:00 am

Introduction to Usability Testing

Presenters: Amy Hoey and Amy Luedtke
See examples of successful usability projects, view a live demo, and learn tips and techniques to start talking with your users.

12:00 pm

Lunch break

Lunch will be served on the bridge (near registration)

1:00 pm

Delighting Your Customer

Presenter: Scott Timmerman
What does creating a great customer experience look like Learn service approaches and behaviors to power moments and create experiences.

2:00 pm

Story Maps – Visual Storytelling with Maps

Presenters: Rebecca Barney and Kate Carlson
Go through the process of telling stories with maps using the ESRI Story Map platform. Bring a computer or tablet to create your own Story Maps in this workshop.

3:30 pm

Crowdsourcing Spatial Data Collection

Presenters: Rebecca Barney and Kate Carlson
Learn how to harness the crowdsourcing data collection capabilities of Esri’s online mapping platform, ArcGIS Online.

Presentations - RKMC

10:00 am

Innovation by Design – Rapid Prototyping

Presenters: Amy Schrempp and Rachel Walch
Start with user research, create a low fidelity prototype, test the prototype, iterate and create an interactive prototype.

11:00 am

Open Space

Presenter: You
Add your idea for a presentation or discussion to the hallway schedule near registration.

12:00 pm

Lunch break

Lunch will be served on the bridge (near registration)

1:00 pm

Open Space

Presenter: You
Add your idea for a presentation or discussion to the hallway schedule near registration.

2:00 pm

Open Space

Presenter: You
Add your idea for a presentation or discussion to the hallway schedule near registration.

3:30 pm

Open Space

Presenter: You
Add your idea for a presentation or discussion to the hallway schedule near registration.

Usability Lab - N-270

11:00 am

Session in Pohlad Hall

Presenters: Amy Hoey and Amy Luedtke
Usability demo

12:00 pm

Lunch break

Lunch will be served on the bridge (near registration)

1:00 pm

Usability Lab

Presenter: Hennepin County Usability Team
Sign up to test your projects

2:00 pm

Usability Lab

Presenter: Hennepin County Usability Team
Sign up to test your projects

3:30 pm

Usability Lab

Presenter: Hennepin County Usability Team
Sign up to test your projects

Hackathon - Doty

10:00 am

Join a team

Presenter: Hennepin County Facilitators
Listen to pitches from participants with ideas to hack. Choose which idea you want to work on.

11:00 am

Code

Use your expertise to work with your team.

12:00 pm

Lunch break

Lunch will be served on the bridge (near registration)

1:00 pm

Code

Use your expertise to work with your team.

2:00 pm

Code

Use your expertise to work with your team.

3:30 pm

Code

Use your expertise to work with your team.

Sunday, March 25

 

10:00 am

11:00 am

12:00 pm

1:00 pm

2:00 pm

3:00 pm

Presentations - Pohlad

10:00 am

Digital Government Listening Session

Presenter: Katrina Zabinski
Help us design a new virtual“doorway”to Hennepin County! Tells us your thoughts and ideas on dealing with usernames, passwords, security questions, and proles.

11:00 am

Data and Statutes and Laws, Oh My!

Presenter: Dana Hanson
Learn about the laws we have to follow to protect data, and how to request it. In addition, we’ll be discussing what you (the citizens) want from us.

12:00 pm

Lunch break

Lunch will be served on the bridge (near registration)

1:00 pm

Data!

Presenter: Peter Bodurtha
Learn about free and open data sources that are available, where they come from and how to use them well.

2:00 pm

Final Presentations Prep

Presenters: Code teams
For code teams only. Prepare for final presentations.

3:00 pm

Final Presentations

Presenters: Code teams Present your work from the weekend.

Presentations - RKMC

10:00 am

Open Space

Presenter: You
Add your idea for a presentation or discussion to the hallway schedule near registration.

11:00 am

Open Space

Presenter: You
Add your idea for a presentation or discussion to the hallway schedule near registration.

12:00 pm

Lunch break

Lunch will be served on the bridge (near registration)

1:00 pm

Lessons Learned

Presenter: Andrew Rose
Help us design the best codeathon in Hennepin County! In this session Andrew Rose will seek feedback on Geo:Code to make the next event better for everyone!

2:00 pm

Open Space

Presenter: You
Add your idea for a presentation or discussion to the hallway schedule near registration.

Usability Lab - N-270

10:00 am

Usability Lab

Presenter: Hennepin County Usability Team
Sign up to test your projects

11:00 am

Usability Lab

Presenter: Hennepin County Usability Team
Sign up to test your projects

12:00 pm

Lunch break

Lunch will be served on the bridge (near registration)

1:00 pm

Usability Lab

Presenter: Hennepin County Usability Team
Sign up to test your projects

2:00 pm

Usability Lab

Presenter: Hennepin County Usability Team
Sign up to test your projects

Hackathon - Doty

10:00 am

Resume Code

Use your expertise to work with your team.

11:00 am

Code

Use your expertise to work with your team.

12:00 pm

Code

Use your expertise to work with your team.

1:00 pm

Code

Use your expertise to work with your team.

2:00 pm

Prepare Presentations

Using the provided PowerPoint template prepare a presentation for participants and county leaders. Practice in Pohlad Hall.

About Geo:Code

A forum combining community, geography and technology

Geo:Code brings the community together to examine and address concerns of their shared geography and open data.

Participants are encouraged to brainstorm on such questions as:

  • What does really good open government data look like?

  • How can we make government websites and applications secure and usable, enabling residents to confidently access services online?

  • How do we use open data to create more inclusive public services and opportunity for all?

  • How can we improve the government/resident relationship, and begin worthwhile conversations?

History of Geo:Code

Learning resources

Hennepin County and the Hennepin County Library are proud to partner to offer this event. Thank you to the following promotional partners.

  • go to the hennepin county website
  • go to the hennepin county library website
  • Humphrey School of Public Affairs Public and Nonprofit Leadership Center logo
  • go to the sfg website
  • go to the make it. msp website
  • go to the springboard for the arts website
  • go to the monicat data website

Please note the Open Twin Cities Code of Conduct and the Hennepin County Library Patron Conduct Policy.

Geo:Code is dedicated to a harassment-free community and event experience for everyone.

  • Be kind to one another.
  • Do not insult or put down other community members or event attendees.
  • Behave civilly.

Geo:Code is part of Hennepin County's open government initiative

Andrew Rose
Event coordinator
andrew.rose@hennepin.us

Meg Knodl
Media contact
meg.knodl@hennepin.us

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