On July 20 and 21, Codenamu has held a event called <Let’s Shake! Public Data Camp>. Codenamu is an open community
formed by citizens interested in Gov 2.0 and willing to dedicate themselves to make open government. CC KOREA is one of
the partners of the community, and many of our members volunteered as staff.
The format of the camp was a “hack-a-thon.” Participants with various background and languages shared ideas, created
teams, developed and designed apps using public data from the government, and presented the result at the end of the camp.
Civil servants from Metropolitan City of Seoul and National IT Industry Promotion Agency (NIPA) came as data helpers.
Won-Soon Park, the Mayer of Seoul City visited on the last day as well.
The program was developed to let the participants freely work on their projects. Because the whole event only ran through 2
days, the schedule was kind of tight and time set was broken into small parts to help the participants use it effectively. Besides
meals, snacks were provided time after time for their convenience. Some exercise time was also provided. Surprisingly,
numbers of teams presented the idea and quite achievement of the projects and services by the end of the event.
The list of the services is below:
- Targeted people using medical services from hospitals and clinics in Youngdeungpogu
- Lable #1 goes to the most credible clinics and hospitals based on how much of antibiotics and injections they use.
(Antibiotics abuse is a huge issue in Korea.)
- Collected locatoin data from Health Insurance Review & Assessment Service.
- Utilized Ushahidi platform - Available all on Web, iPhone, and iPad
- GPS information recognizes the users location and provides event information around the area.
- Categorized types of the events
- Poster image viewable interface
- Showed how the budget of Seoul City is being used
- Demonstrated the data in visual via various sorting
- Developed API in the team since there was no open API of the dataset available from the gov’t
- Planning to connect to SNS
<National Assembly Navigator>
- Visualized National-Assembly-related information based on the National Assembly seating chart
- Data of Members of Assembly collected from National Election Commission
- Difference between <Open! National Assembly> (Similar service provided by Peoplepower21): utilized open government data
- Depicted various pro-life facility availability with intuitive facial expression images
- Example: how close good parks from your home, how good the library near you
<Trace of Crimes>
- Showed public restrooms close from the current location and rated them in danger level from 1 to 5 scale
- Restroom location information API wasn’t available - seperate crawling -> converted to MySQL
- Crime rate data from Supreme Prosecutors' Office
<Finding a Missing Child>
- Real-time app for finding a missing child or handicapped person thru collaborative searching
- Missing people information from National Police Agency DB and individuals’ voluntary DB
- Information from the parents + People on search. Clearing out method
- Daily issue interesting data from Seoul City in Infographic format
- Soften the look of public data and bring to the citizens
The lucky first prize winner was <The Watchers>, and they were also invited by the Mayer to his office. The rest of the
winners were <Credible Doctors>, <National Assembly Navigator>, and <Happy Catalyst> in order. Some of the teams are
still in touch with each other, and hopefully more improved services can be available and become great role models for public
data users. Through the camp, we could find out the current position of Open Government in Korea and what kind of efforts are
needed to be made to work better. As Codenamu, we’d like to have more enthusiastic dedicators to Gov 2.0 and make some
positive changes in the society.
Codenamu send our appreciation to Public, Corporation, and crowd-funding supporters.
2012 코드나무 Let's Shake! 공공데이터 캠프 from cckorea on Vimeo.
This post was written by @dayejung.