The city of Louisville, Kentucky held an event on International Open Data Day, February 23, 2013. The city hosted the event and challenge with $10,000 in cash prizes. Mayor Greg Fisher noted, “The task is to design or prototype an app that helps improve the quality of life in our city… No idea is too strange or too bold. We want to see interesting ideas and innovation at work.” The winning app was Your Mapper Team, which allows you to see the safety rating of your area, report crime, and find the closest police division. See more at https://louisvilleky.gov/government/louisville-forward.
This hackathon seeks to improve the US Environmental Protection Agency’s Air Quality Index by coming up with better and more accurate predictive models of metropolitan air pollution.