An open house, designed as a Civic App Symposium themed “Opportunities in Open Data” is being presented to the public on Saturday, September 27th, 9am – 2pm at d!g Buffalo. The open house centers around Mobile and web apps that continue to pop up like wildfire. These days there’s an app for just about everything that we are interested in. Apps help us to get connected and informed, whether it’s music, banking, photography, games, social media or simply calculating a tip.
The upcoming free civic app symposium is designed to bring people together who are interested in the world of apps, in order to grow the technology and start up communities in Greater Buffalo. It seems that everyone has a great idea for an app, and there are those of us who are actually acting upon building them out (or want to find out more about the process). The open house is intended to promote social entrepreneurship, through open source data and app development.
Come listen to what the experts have to say. Coders, entrepreneurs and software developers are welcome to attend, and learn how they can tap into community issues in order to better Buffalo in the realm of economic development and community service.
How do you take your app to the next level? How do you monetize it? How does your app scale? What are the trends in open data? How can you launch a start-up in Buffalo (from incubators to cooperative teamwork). How can we make Buffalo a better, more successful place, through the use of Mobile and web apps?
Presenting data experts include:
Andrew Nicklin, Director of Open NY
Remy DeCausemaker, Rochester Institute of Technology
Christopher Fagiani, co-creator of an open-source mobile data collection platform
Tim Poulsen, Appcelerator
NFTA Sr. Project Manager John J. Wojcik
Mobile app development, trends in open data, benefits of developing civic apps, and local datasets that non-profit and civic groups have made available to developers
AT&T, Z80 Labs, United Way of Buffalo & Erie County, d!g Buffalo, and Buffalo Open Data
The event will be held on September 27th, 9am – 2pm at d!g Buffalo, 640 Ellicott Street.
Some of the area nonprofits that will be presenting on their data resources include:
• After School Network of WNY
• Child Care Resource Network
• Grassroots Gardens of Buffalo
• Parent Network of WNY
• Partnership for the Public Good
• Preservation Ready Sites
• University at Buffalo Regional Institute
• University Heights Collaborative/ReTree the District
• University Heights Tool Library
• United Way of Buffalo & Erie County
*A complimentary light breakfast and lunch will be served to all registered attendees. All interested individuals are asked to RSVP here by September 24th.