by Catherine Lemmer
Technical.ly identified “7 awesome projects from this year’s National Day of Civic Hacking.” The nationwide event was held on June 6 and organized by Code for America. The event convened hundreds of civic-minded hackers in cities across the U.S.
At number 5 on the “awesome projects” list was Code for Kansas City. Code for KC partnered with the University of Missouri, Kansas City’s School of Law. UMKC Law School’s Dean Ellen Suni and Michael Robak, Associate Director of the Law Library/Director of Law School Information Technology (AALL Member), developed the ideas for the Code for KC hackers. The KC hackers, who are working on the projects through November, are building a platform for developers and citizens to request data sets from the government and a parcel assessment tool that will allow interested parties to assess whether a particular parcel of land is suitable for a building project using zoning and parcel size specification.