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Welcome to CityCampLex

An un-conference to bring Geeks and Government together in Lexington, KY. However, not exclusively just for Lexington. All of our neighbors are invited. 



What is CityCampLex?


CityCamp is a FREE unconference focused on innovation for municipal governments and community organizations. As an unconference, content for CityCamp is not planned for a passive audience. Instead, content is created and organized by participants and coordinated by facilitators. Participants are expected to play active roles in sessions. This provides an excellent format for creative, open exchange geared toward action.


CityCamp’s are meant to bring together citizens, local government officials, municipal employees, experts, programmers, designers and journalists to share perspectives and insights about the cities in which they live.


When is CityCampLex?

Date / Time: Spring 2011; April 21, 2012; 9am - 6pm


Where is CityCampLex?

Location: University of Kentucky, William T. Young Library

Location Requirements:


  • ~ 50 - 100 people capacity,
  • free wifi,
  • potential for multiple breakout rooms,
  • food allowed for breakfast and lunch
  • projector and screen
  • outlets for laptops 



Code for America

Sunlight Foundation

Collexion Hackerspace

University of Kentucky




Chase Southard





Participants will create the agenda on the day of the event. Some ideas:


  • Transparency
  • Open government data
  • Open Government
  • Open Source 
  • Gov 2.0
  • Public engagement 
  • Citizen apps 


Proposed Tracks

Open Data Catalog    An open data catalog is an online index, repository, and web platform for government data. See examples in other cities here: http://delicious.com/tag/open+data+catalog. This is session to learn about open data catalogs and determine how to deploy and sustain one for Lexington.

Sustainable Civic Hacking 

Chase Southard

What do we need to foster a sustained culture of civic hacking in Lexington? 

 Open Source in the City   Using open source apps inside city gov 
Geospatial Data   Map it!
Balloon Mapping  Jeremy Crampton Balloon Mapping Demonstration. 12pm. (tentative time)
Open Data Kit   Using ODK to gather geospatial data
Mapping Public Health: Restaurant Scores  

Using ODK to gather health data with geospatial tools

Citizen App Idea Brainstorming 


What apps do Lexington citizens want?  Can be used to start collecting a list of data sets to request.

Infrastructure Discussion   How do you talk to the data stores?  If you run your own app derived from this data, what are the hosting concerns?  How do you keep your data up to date with changes?





Other CityCamps: CityCampChicago, CityCampSF, CityCampDC, CityCampLDN, CityCampCO, CityCampBoston


CityCamp Resources:

Home - http://citycamp.com/
Wiki - http://barcamp.org/CityCamp
Forum - http://forums.e-democracy.org/groups/citycamp
Group - http://www.govloop.com/group/citycamp
Twitter - http://twitter.com/citycamp
Bookmarks - http://www.delicious.com/tag/citycamp
Word Press Theme – http://govfresh.com/wp-content/uploads/zip/citycamp.zip