Hey LDA-ers! We’ve learned of a cool civic hacking event coming to town next weekend and wanted to share. Louisville’s Civic Data Alliance and the American Printing House for the Blind (APH) are seeking coders and open data folks to participate in a Civic Hacking Event Feb. 21s. Those interested should come to APH February 21 from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. to offer their expertise to work on enhancing an app for people who are blind. Those who participate can expect a day of programming, design, mapping, and collaboration. They will learn how to mass import buildings and addresses into Open Street Map, and do it.
According to the Civic Data Alliance:
“Data gathered that day will be used to for Nearby Explorer™ http://tech.aph.org/ne_info.htm, an Android app designed by APH. The app empowers users who are blind or visually impaired to independently explore, discover, and enjoy their neighborhoods, in Louisville and other cities throughout the nation– and beyond– with poise and confidence.
Admission is free, but space is limited, so only the first 50 people to register may attend. We ask people to sign up by noon, Thursday, February 19 so we can make sure we have enough resources (and food) on hand to make the day flow smoothly. Sign up at
The American Printing House for the Blind is located at 1839 Frankfort Avenue, Louisville, Kentucky 40206, www.aph.org
So get on it!