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What it is:
Bringing together the best and brightest from the government, developer and journalist communities to talk about and problem-solve issues relating to making government data open and accessible to the public. An un-conference format in which participants design the agenda, present their ideas and dive into the challenges and success stories they’ve seen firsthand during morning and afternoon breakout sessions.Goals:
The premise of TCamp is that, as civic data becomes increasingly available, there are new opportunities to put that information into the hands of the public in meaningful ways.
TCamp fosters relationships between key stakeholders: government agencies that collect and maintain civic data, developers with skills to build the web and mobile delivery for the data, and journalists with experience tailoring public data and information to the needs of their audience. This means challenges to these goals will be identified, new ideas will be sparked and actionable projects can be initiated.
Phoenix TCamp is also one of several workshops for the IDP Smart City Hack 2017, a competition for local developers hoping to take a great idea for how to simplify people’s daily interactions with government, and secure funding to fully develop the project.