May 23, 2022 Breaking News, Latest News, and Videos

City Of Santa Monica To Launch New Open Datasets On June 6:

The City of Santa Monica, in partnership with the Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce, will participate in the nationwide National Day of Civic Hacking on June 6, 2015 by hosting a meetup at the Santa Monica Public Library. 

During the event, City staff will formally provide access to several new open datasets and be available to engage the public in all matters pertaining to the City’s open data program and learn more about the Library’s Innovation Technology Task Force, which is helping to envision the future of the Library.

The meetup will take place from 10 am to 2 pm and will allow members of the public to learn more about the newly released datasets, as well as engage with City staff to learn more about existing datasets available to the public.

Bringing Civic Hacking Home

The City of Santa Monica and Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce have long enjoyed a mutually beneficial relationship. Both agencies view open data as a core public service for citizen engagement and government transparency, as well as a potential business driver for local businesses. The City and Chamber are pleased to offer local residents and businesses an opportunity to come together to learn more, as well as contribute to Santa Monica’s efforts to increase economic vitality, transparency, and citizen engagement. Both agencies are committed to continuing their work together to establish Santa Monica as a model city for private/public technical partnerships.

GTFS-realtime

GTFS-realtime data will be made publically available to display schedule adherence of Big Blue Bus vehicles in near real-time. The GTFS-realtime feed will be made available directly to any interested parties to facilitate the development of custom transit applications.

Additional Data Poised for Release

Additional datasets pertaining to mobility, public safety, and conservation will be unveiled at the meetup on June 6.

Event Details

The City of Santa Monica and the Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce invite all interested parties to attend the meetup, the first in a series of upcoming events titled Hack the Beach, on Saturday, June 6 from 10 am to 2 pm at the Multipurpose Room in the Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., or visit www.smgov.net/hackthebeach for more information. Future Hack the Beach events will be larger in scale, including and not limited to a local hackathon.

The Santa Monica Public Library is wheelchair accessible. Bike racks are available. The Main Library is served by Big Blue Bus lines 1, 2, 3, 7, 8, 9 and 10.

in News
Related Posts

Los Angeles Metro Sees 15.9 Percent Increase in Median Rent

May 20, 2022

May 20, 2022

Median rent of $2,258, according to recent report By Dolores Quintana The ongoing pandemic has exacerbated the issues of housing...

New Renderings for Frank Gehry Hotel Development in Santa Monica

May 20, 2022

May 20, 2022

Project would include hotel, apartments, retail and a museum By Dolores Quintana Slowly but surely, plans for a  Frank Gehry-designed...

Shared Mobility Plummets in Santa Monica

May 20, 2022

May 20, 2022

Recent report also shows that nearly half of riders make over $100,000 By Sam Catanzaro Shared mobility use in Santa...

Christopher Dishlip Selected as Santa Monica’s New Assistant Director of Public Works

May 20, 2022

May 20, 2022

Public Works Director Rick Valte announced the selection of Christopher Dishlip as Santa Monica’s new Assistant Director of Public Works....

Letter to Editor: Response to Himmelrich’s “We Walk the Talk” Column

May 20, 2022

May 20, 2022

By Beau Marks As a Santa Monica resident, I am dismayed by Sue Himmelrich’s response (“We Walk the Talk,” Santa...

Motional And UberEats Launch Autonomous Deliveries In Santa Monica

May 18, 2022

May 18, 2022

There Are Plans For Expansion Into The Rest Of Los Angeles Motional, a global driverless technology leader, and Uber Technologies...

Winston Pies Opening Third Location In Santa Monica

May 18, 2022

May 18, 2022

The restaurant used to be known as ButterCrust Pies Winston Pies is staying in Santa Monica when opening their third...

Only 10 Vaquita Porpoises Survive, But The Species May Not Be Doomed

May 17, 2022

May 17, 2022

Hope remains for the porpoise species not only survive but thrive with human help. By Stuart Wolpert The vaquita porpoise,...

The American Cinematheque Brings “Bleak Week” To Santa Monica’s Aero Theatre And The Los Feliz Three Theatre

May 17, 2022

May 17, 2022

33 Films From 18 Countries In One Week. By Dolores Quintana Sometimes when things are tough and you’re feeling down,...

Man Who Murdered His Family Members Pleads Guilty To Five Other Killings

May 16, 2022

May 16, 2022

Escobar injured an additional seven other people as well.  By Dolores Quintana A man, Ramon Escobar, has pleaded guilty to...

The price of gasoline in Los Angeles County Has Experienced The Largest Increase Since February

May 16, 2022

May 16, 2022

Gasoline prices in Orange County Have Also Increased By Dolores Quintana Regular self-serve gasoline in the county of Los Angeles...

Santa Monica Travel Summit Of 2022 Returns To Take On Tomorrow

May 16, 2022

May 16, 2022

The Event Was Held At The Jonathan Club On Santa Monica Beach By Staff Writer The 2022 Santa Monica Tourism...

City Council Extends Santa Monica’s Parklet Program: Santa Monica Beat – May 16th, 2022

May 16, 2022

May 16, 2022

Local news and culture in under 5 minutes.* City Council Extends Santa Monica’s Parklet Program * Santa Monica High School Students...

1221 Ocean Avenue Complex Sold For Record Price

May 16, 2022

May 16, 2022

Sold for a record price of $330 million. By Dolores Quintana The Irvine Company has sold 1221 Ocean Avenue to...

Office Construction Is Starting To Rise In Los Angeles

May 15, 2022

May 15, 2022

Property vacancies are still affecting growth.  By Dolores Quintana In March, the Los Angeles Metropolitan area had 3.2 million square...