CHALLENGES

A curated list of challenges from County and Federal Government Departments and Agencies.

Local Challenges

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MDC Universal Submission of Problem reports

The Miami-Dade 311 Answer Center currently accepts reports of neighborhood problems (graffiti, lights out, code violations, stray dogs, etc.) by phone and from its web portal miamidade.gov. It also accepts a handful of service request types through an aging iPhone app, and a Blackberry mobile app. Users of Android, or users of the newer iPhone OS do not have access to submit problem reports while on the go. This is a substantial inconvenience since most residents might forget about the issue they encountered when they get home, or get access a PC. Users should be able to access 311 from many different platforms, devices and channels. More universal access to the problem reporting features will increase the quality of life in Miami-Dade County. How can we make it easier for citizens to submit issues via mobile devices? | Dataset

Miami-Dade County
MDC Visualization of Service Request Data

Data on hundreds of thousands of 311 service requests and neighborhood issues is currently available for analysis and visualization. While there are standard reports, charts and graphs that outline general trends in this data, there is still a lot to explore in order to reveal relationships with other datasets - demographic, economic, housing, transportation/transit, environmental, crime statistics, etc. Can you come up with ways to creatively re-use 311 data? To display and use these data in a meaningful way either to generate explanatory models or to be of practical utility to residents? | Dataset

Miami-Dade County
Seeing sustainability

Using survey data create visualizations or interactive apps to explain how social and environmental trends change by location, including demographics, transit and/or environmental factors from Martin to Monroe Counties. The application should be usable by individuals, businesses or governments to plug-in a location and understand it from socio-economic and/or sustainability perspective. How do socio-economic conditions and transit trends differ from one place to another and are those trends sustainable? | Dataset - Explanations (XLS) (FORUM)

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National Challenges

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National Challenges A curated list of challenges from Federal Government Departments and Agencies. National Day of Civic Hacking
Federal Challenges Challenge.gov is an online challenge platform administered by the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) in partnership with ChallengePost that empowers the U.S. Government and the public to bring the best ideas and top talent to bear on our nation’s most pressing challenges. This platform is the latest milestone in the Administration’s commitment to use prizes and challenges to promote innovation. U.S. General Services Administration
The Census American Community Challenge Leverage statistics about every neighborhood in the nation to create useful tools that look at everything from commute times to median income to poverty rates. Census Bureau