Minnesota State Demographic Center is proud to support Capitol Code: An Open Data Jam, a free, one-day event to
encourage greater use of public datasets on Saturday, February 22, 2014. Hosted
by the Office of the Minnesota Secretary of State’s office, Capitol
Code is an opportunity for citizens to collaborate and generate new
technology solutions — such as smartphone applications or websites.
delighted to partner with Minnesota Secretary of State Mark Ritchie and his
office in encouraging all citizens — especially civic-minded coders and technologists — to unlock new
applications for public data that benefit us all,” says State Demographer Susan
The Capitol Code public data sets
available are related to voting and elections, such as polling place data and
election results, as well as information from the office’s Business Services
Division, such as business filings. Additional public datasets from the
Minnesota State Demographic Center, U.S. Census Bureau, and other state
agencies will also be available.
Capitol Code is
open to analysts, business and community leaders, designers, government
officials, media, software programmers and other interested parties.
Participants may register at Capitol
Code: An Open Data Jam. Following the event, applications
developed by participants will be posted and presented online for the public.
The event will be held at Coco in Uptown Minneapolis, a co-working space
that is being donated with support from Google for Entrepreneurs. In addition
to the Minnesota State Demographic Center, Capitol Code partners include the
state’s lead technology agency, MN.IT; E-Democracy.org; and community
technology groups such as Open Twin Cities.
For more information, see Capitol
Code: An Open Data Jam or visit the Office of
the Minnesota Secretary of State’s page.