#workzoneWTF: crowdsourcing policy change in PDX

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Accepted Session
Short Form
Beginner
Scheduled: Thursday, June 22, 2017 from 10:00 – 10:45am in B204

Excerpt

Walk or ride your bike around Portland long enough and you'll come across unsafe sidewalk and road closures. To paint a clear picture of this issue, Oregon Walks and The Street Trust (BTA) ran a social media campaign collecting hundreds of photos and videos from citizens using a little tech sauce we whipped up. The pressure was on for City Hall to pass new closure requirements, which they did unanimously. This talk covers the people, the methods, and the open tech used to help move the needle.

Description

My blog post is a great primer. This talk will dive deeper into the campaign design, the tech, and the lessons learned so that people can make use of them. This was in many ways an experiment so feedback is very much welcome.

Campaign website – http://vzwz.oregonwalks.org/
Code – https://github.com/pdxosgeo/workzonepdx

Tags

activism transportation safety maps mobile twitter

Speaking experience

I've presented at local tech meetups as well as large tech conferences.

Speaker

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    Tim Welch

    Dots.Connect

    Biography

    I craft technology solutions and create value for people and projects around the world with open source software and communities at its core. Web apps, design, mapping, data visualization, APIs, and sensors are just a few of the tools of the trade. I work across disciplines and industries, thriving in the space where people and technology collide.

    Sessions

      • Title: #workzoneWTF: crowdsourcing policy change in PDX
      • Track: Activism
      • Room: B204
      • Time: 10:0010:45am
      • Excerpt:

        Walk or ride your bike around Portland long enough and you’ll come across unsafe sidewalk and road closures. To paint a clear picture of this issue, Oregon Walks and The Street Trust (BTA) ran a social media campaign collecting hundreds of photos and videos from citizens using a little tech sauce we whipped up. The pressure was on for City Hall to pass new closure requirements, which they did unanimously. This talk covers the people, the methods, and the open tech used to help move the needle.

      • Speakers: Tim Welch