New civic hacking group eyes Vision Zero data - DC


Oct. 14, 2015 9:40 am

New civic hacking group eyes Vision Zero data

HackShopDC wants to help eliminate transportation-related deaths. The group's first meetup is Oct. 29.

From D.C.'s 2013 National Day of Civic Hacking event.

(Photo by Flickr user Justin Grimes, used under a Creative Commons license)

Look out, coders, there’s a new civic hacking group on the block!

HackShopDC, which aims to meet monthly, is planning its first meetup for Oct. 29. The group is civic-minded and will look at a different D.C. issue or data set at each meetup. This could be our new jam.

HackShop: Vision Zero

Thursday, Oct 29, 2015, 6:00 PM

1150 17th Street, NW Suite 200 Washington, DC

17 HackShoppers Attending

HackShopDC kicks off it’s first event – a mini hackathon on Vision Zero data!Vision Zero ( is a DC initiative to eliminate transit-related deaths and serious injuries in the District by 2024. Vision Zero has a rich dataset of car, pedestrian and bike issues submitted by citizens. We will be joined by DDOT who will intr…

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At its first meeting later this month HackShopDC will tackle Vision Zero data. Vision Zero, for those who are unfamiliar, is a D.C. initiative aimed at eliminating transportation-related deaths and serious injuries by 2024.

HackShop will be joined by a representative from the District Department of Transportation to talk through the dataset of citizen-submitted transportation issues. After the talk a mini hackathon will commence — with the goal of creating a visual story based on the data.

Tajha Chappellet-Lanier

Tajha Chappellet-Lanier is the lead reporter for DC. The California native previously worked for NPR and the editorial board at USA Today. She can talk travel plans all day, and has strong opinions on the best doughnut in D.C.


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