Welcome to OpenDataSTL

We are a local, volunteer brigade of Code for America, a non-profit organization of citizens, technologists and public servants working together to address civic and community issues through open data and technology.

Get involved by coming to our next meetup.


Today is the day we announce our Build For STL challenges!

The Challenge will be to build any website mobile app, or program which promotes:

  • Improved Police-Citizen Relations

Example: Like a blog police departments can use to promote...

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This live meeting update was brought to you by

I post to show appreciation for a recent contribution to our site. Gavin Rehkemper, gavinr on github, is a local software developer and map enthusiest. He has contributed the code to parse the api of Meetup.com to attain the time...

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June 3rd

  • 7:00 Opening Speeches
  • 7:30 Speeches from community members
    • Red Cross
    • Monsanto
    • OpenDataSTL
    • STL-Courts project
    • Pitches from the attendees
  • 8:00 Commence hacking

June 4th

  • 8:00 Breakfast
  • 9:00 Morning Talks
  • 10:00 Training on Linux,...
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Build for STL

It’s time to get ready for the National Day of Civic Hacking. This year we will be, once again, meeting at the 555 Washington building. This time there will be hardware hacking with the Rasberry Pi and training sessions on...

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GlobalHack Recap

We’re not finished yet!

In fact, the work of our latest hackathon has only just begun. The problem statement of the challenge included tables in a database that doesn’t quite exist. We must bridge the software solutions of the...

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Join us at GlobalHack V!

OpenDataSTL is partnering with GlobalHack on their first civic-focused hackathon this weekend September 11-13.

GlobalHack teams will work together with the Civic Tech for Social Impact Collaborative - including St. Louis County, Rise Community Development, and OpenDataSTL - to create...

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Hackathon for the Homeless

“Hackathon for the Homeless” to benefit St. Patrick Center and The Bridge

OpenDataSTL, a community of computer programmers, designers, and residents working to improve St. Louis through open data, technology and design.

Hackathon for the...

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CodeAcross 2015 at World Wide Technology

CodeAcross 2015 will be held Saturday, February 21st at World Wide Technology headquarters.
We will be in the auditorium at 701 Fee Fee Rd in Maryland Heights from 8am to 5pm.

World Wide Technology, Inc
701 Fee Fee...

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Monthly Meetup Notes for January

Meeting notes are up for the January Meetup.
Did you miss the meetup? Read about what happened in the brigade-docs repo.
Thanks to Eleanor for recording and drafting these notes.

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Where to Find Open Data

Need a sample open data set? Look at these sites.
Open data is commonly used in education and training. You want to learn new tools or teach your skills to others, and for that you need sample data....

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