Media advisory: Hennepin County to host second annual open data event

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Kelly Clausen

Meg Knodl


Media advisory

Media encouraged to attend Geo:Code 2.0, Hennepin County's open data event

This weekend, Hennepin County is hosting a second annual civic codeathon about community, open data, technology and geography across the Twin Cities. 

Geo:Code 2.0 will connect civically-minded community members with geographers and technology developers to collaborate on the use of technology and open data to effect change for good. Community matters as the forum for bringing people together to solve problems; geography matters because community concerns are tied to a place; and technology matters because it is a tool to examine and address community concerns.

Free and for everyone

Coders, cartographers, data visualizers, designers, developers, dreamers, makers, mappers, students and technologists – from full-stack to “I’ve never been to one of these events before!” 

Participants will code on an open source project, take a run at visualizing available open data, help with some research, develop a new policy, work collaboratively with local government staff to improve public services or just generally put their shoulders into projects centered on improving, enjoying or exploring the Twin Cities.  

Find it

March 5 and 6, 2016, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

University of Minnesota, Robert H. Bruininks Hall, Room 412
222 Pleasant Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Media should check-in with contacts Kelly Clausen or Meg Knodl upon arrival to get a badge and help finding people to interview.

Learn more

To register for the event, browse through the schedule and learn more, visit 


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