An open data Hackathon to promote creative problem solving and increase transparency is in the planning stages. Registration will open soon.
There are many problems associated with accessing electronic records and FOG believes that by promoting and hosting the Hackathon it can improve access to electronic records.
The activity may prove to be a key element to addressing and easing the backlog of Inspection of Public Records requests throughout the state.
- Rapid rates of technological change, growing data volumes and other pressures remain largely unchanged.
- It may have the added benefit of eliminating any potential barriers from records custodians.
- It is also an innovative way to reach another potential audience who can help FOG deliver its message of education, advocacy and litigation in places not previously reached.