Open Indy Brigade

  • Open Data

Website
www.openindybrigade.com

Primary Contact
Matthew Kirby
Co-founder
Contact via email

Mission statement

The Open Indy Brigade is a non-profit that exists to advocate for the use of public data and open source technology to better inform and engage citizens in Central Indiana.

Actions

Actions are activities derived from the Plan 2020 planning process that a partner has committed to implement.

Open Indy Brigade is working on the following actions:

Open Data

Strategy

Adopt an open data policy at the city level and collaborate with neighboring cities to create a national model for regional data sharing.

Action

Research other cities’ data policies

Start Date:

February 1, 2016

Completion Date:

December 31, 2020

Progress

50%

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Status on January 30, 2017
This is an on-going initiative, as space is dynamic and always changing.
Open Data

Strategy

Adopt an open data policy at the city level and collaborate with neighboring cities to create a national model for regional data sharing.

Action

Recommend a process for making government data available and receiving feedback from the public

Start Date:

February 1, 2016

Completion Date:

December 31, 2016

Progress

100%

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Status on November 21, 2018
Data.indy.gov was created in 2016 to provide access to government data and has the ability for the public to connect to the data and provide feedback. The city also provides data and participates in an annual Civic Hack for Marion County.
Open Data

Strategy

Adopt an open data policy at the city level and collaborate with neighboring cities to create a national model for regional data sharing.

Action

Develop an annual open data report

Start Date:

February 1, 2016

Completion Date:

January 31, 2017

Progress

100%

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Status on January 30, 2017
2016 Annual Report is complete, and an updated report will be provided year over year.
Open Data

Strategy

Adopt an open data policy at the city level and collaborate with neighboring cities to create a national model for regional data sharing.

Action

Create a catalog of current open data sources

Start Date:

February 1, 2016

Completion Date:

January 31, 2017

Progress

100%

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Status on November 21, 2018
Data.indy.gov provides a listing of open data sources available by categories with a variety of filtering options. In addition, SAVI also has a catalog of other municipal data available.
Open Data

Strategy

Adopt an open data policy at the city level and collaborate with neighboring cities to create a national model for regional data sharing.

Action

Perform a comprehensive user experience (UX) audit to properly judge and index public facing websites based on usability and civic impact

Start Date:

February 1, 2016

Completion Date:

January 31, 2017

Progress

100%

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Status on January 30, 2017
Open Data

Strategy

Adopt an open data policy at the city level and collaborate with neighboring cities to create a national model for regional data sharing.

Action

Provide recommendations for a county-wide open data policy that is recognized and implemented both by the Mayor’s office and City Council

Start Date:

February 1, 2016

Completion Date:

January 31, 2017

Progress

100%

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Status on November 21, 2018
The Disclose Indy ordinance that was passed by the City County Council in 2016 was led by the Mayor’s office and the Office of Corporation Counsel. This resulted in the creation of the Open Indy Data Portal, data.indy.gov.
Open Data

Strategy

Adopt an open data policy at the city level and collaborate with neighboring cities to create a national model for regional data sharing.

Action

Elevate data sharing up to the Central Indiana Regional Council of Elected Officials (to go from local to regional)

Start Date:

February 1, 2016

Completion Date:

December 31, 2020

Progress

0%

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Open Data

Strategy

Adopt an open data policy at the city level and collaborate with neighboring cities to create a national model for regional data sharing.

Action

Advocate for a Chief Innovation Officer at the cabinet level to facilitate the advancing of open data policy throughout city government and other municipal agencies and the Telecomm industry to establish best practices on resource sharing and broadband implementation

Start Date:

February 1, 2016

Completion Date:

January 31, 2018

Progress

100%

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Status on November 21, 2018
The Criminal Justice Reform report released in 2016 identified a need for a Chief Data Officer. In 2017, the Information Services Agency (ISA) added monies to its 2018 budget to hire a CDO. The position has been written and awaiting finalization from HR to be able to post for this position in 2018