Policy Hack Topic Suggestions

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The NYC Open Data Policy Hack Day will follow an unconference-style format. There will be two, hour-long breakout sessions where smaller groups will focus on topics of specific interest. To get a jump-start on the day, use the links to the left to familiarize yourself with the policies, standards, and guidelines. Then, return to this page; add topics or issues you'd like to address directly to the list, or in the comments below. (We've put in a few ideas to get things started.)

To enter your own suggestion, just enter a short title for your suggestion and click on "Make a Suggestion"

Potential Group Topics

Description Category Date Suggester
Improving the guidelines for prioritizing the release of public datasets. 2456050.47013892 May 2012 23:17:00 Technickle
Policy recommending the creation of a citywide open data coordinator or Chief (Open) Data Officer and associated responsibilities. 2456050.47013892 May 2012 23:17:00 Technickle
Recommending approaches to metadata management and/or standards. 2456050.47013892 May 2012 23:17:00 Technickle
Technical standards for releasing public data which may not be hosted on the NYC Open Data platform. 2456050.47013892 May 2012 23:17:00 Technickle
Take into account the ongoing NYC.gov redesign effort as a lot of city data is exposed through websites nyc.gov 2456051.33055563 May 2012 19:56:00 Jnatividad
The .nyc TLD - Where does it fit within Open Data? 2456053.09027785 May 2012 14:10:00 Thomas-Lowenhaupt
The role of the DNS's Data Query Log is worthy of a discussion. Open or Closed? 2456054.49166676 May 2012 23:48:00 Thomas-Lowenhaupt
How to support/address crowd-sourced data? -Do we need to set standards or best practices for how data can be collected to make it sustainable and useful 2456063.195833315 May 2012 16:42:00 Technickle
Redefine the ambiguous language around Data Principles' Data is Secure 2456064.961805617 May 2012 11:05:00 Noneck
Agile planning and policymaking the NYC open data law will be obsolete long before its fully implemented. how do we create a more agile framework for evolving the law and its spirit, its implementation, amendment, etc. Future issues; future-proofing strategies 2456066.118055618 May 2012 14:50:00 Anthonymobile
Transparent models and algorithms Going beyond just open data, and starting to think about regulatory frameworks for exposing code and models that shape the city, embed regulations into technical/automated systems, etc. Future issues; future-proofing strategies 2456066.118055618 May 2012 14:50:00 Anthonymobile
Real-time data how to incentivize agencies, how to put in place infrastructure (e.g. LIVE Singapore), how is this going to complicate existing challenges of open data Future issues; future-proofing strategies 2456066.118055618 May 2012 14:50:00 Anthonymobile
For nyc TLD, AUTOMATICALLY assign entries to all nyc addresses nyc tld 2456066.519 May 2012 Jnatividad
What intersection can be found with semantic web effort? 2456066.519 May 2012 Brendanr
Nyc.gov domain for OpenData portal 2456066.519 May 2012 Technickle
Adapting Mapped in NY to include social impact ventures (both social enterprise and non-profit) specifically based on issue of interest Same interface as Mapped in NY, just with more information on start-ups so that site visitors can filter the display based on environmental/social/economic issue of interest Social entrepreneurship 2456066.519 May 2012 Yangbodu
Define new standards for encoding Government events and actions. Look carefully at the application of ActivityStreams in this domain. 2456066.519 May 2012 Bobwyman

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The suggestions below were entered before the MAKE A SUGGESTION form was created, and are only being retained for reference during the quick training session on Policy Hack Day


19 May 2012 16:19:23
Pull in the work of the W3C and their guidelines for opening government data
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