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Event Summary | #SaferStrongerSmarter Hackathon

Thursday, March 16, 2017


About this Report

How do we make our city safer and our residents and businesses more informed on public safety issues in the District? How can government better listen and receive feedback from residents and businesses and provide tips quickly and easily to help keep our neighborhoods strong and thriving? How can smart technology play a role in making our neighborhoods safe and strong?

These are a few of the questions more than 90 residents, business and community leaders, and DC Government employees hoped to begin to answer at the all-day #SaferStrongerSmarterDC Hackathon held on March 4, 2017 at MakeOffices at K Street. The event was hosted by the Office of the Chief Technology Officer (OCTO), the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD), and the DC Department of Transportation (DDOT).

Participants got the first glimpse and provided feedback on DC’s soon-to-be-released interactive crime map (May 2017), were able to make recommendations to the District’s public safety communicators, and were able to share concerns and make recommendations on how and when they want new information. Participants were also able to share their excitement and concerns about how technology is used to make neighborhoods safer, stronger and smarter.

This document (linked below) is summary of the discussion and outcomes of the event.