D3 at Code for America’s Property and Technology Conference

Data Driven Detroit would like to thank Code for America for hosting Saturday’s Property & Technology  conference. The conference featured  lightning talks and breakout sessions, giving attendees the opportunity to learn from each other about how to improve Detroit through the application of technology.

The conference’s lightning talk topics included:

• Mapping & Property-based Tools in Cities, by Code for America’s Alicia Rouault
• Loveland Technologies Tools, by Loveland Technologies’ Jerry Paffendorf
• Governments & Property Information, by the City of Detroit’s Buildings, Safety, Engineering & Environmental Department’s Karla Henderson
• Data in Detroit, by Data Driven Detroit’s Gregory Parrish
• Code for America Brigade, by Code for America’s Matt Hampel
• Michigan Community Resources & Data, by MCR’s Danielle Lewinski

Afterwards, attendees broke out into small discussion groups on several topics: Vacancy, Civic Engagement Methods, Real Estate and Speculation, and Mobilizing the Tech Community around Civic Issues.

The conference was well-attended by members of D3’s tech and civic communities, including several D3 staff members.