Data Jam
Resilient Cities

Resilient Cities

The technologies, partnerships, and innovative business models that are changing the way cities increase resilience and deliver enhanced services.

Track Program
Data Jam Objective: Convene a conversation with the regional stakeholders, including leadership at the federal state and municipal levels, NGOs and residents to answer the following question:
“How can we use technology to support key agencies that are charged with advancing sustainable residential and business behavior on a daily basis to be able to scale up and meet the challenges that a large systems blockage (e.g. BART Strike) or regional disaster will generate (e.g. Loma Prieta Earthquake -1989)?”
Context: The most substantive time to promote large capital investments in sustainability efforts is in the rebooting phase after a major disaster for business owners, multi-occupant building owners and homeowners alike.

Outcomes: This working group is brought together to discuss the initiatives of this department and identify:
  • a means to use technology to create scalable tools and resources during periods of stress AND/OR the reconstruction period after a disaster,
  • and a replicable plan of action that other cities and major metropolitan areas can adopt from San Francisco.

Featured APIs, Data Sets, and SDKits

  • Salesforce Mobile Developer Toolkit
    • Connect enterprise data to any mobile app—native, hybrid or HTML5—on any iOS or Android device using the Salesforce Platform Mobile Services. The open source SDKs, toolkits and APIs included in Mobile Services allow developers to securely connect to the Salesforce Platform for their customers' data and leverage device features like the camera, geolocation and more.
    • SFDC Mobile Developer Toolkit Website
  • The Building Performance Database
    • A new tool developed by Dept. of Energy to collect energy usage data + building characterisitics data in a secure, anonymized database. The tool helps building managers, owners, real estate investors and lenders evaluate the financial results of energy efficiency projects and benchmark their buildings against real-world comparables. Learn more about the database here.
    • Building Performance Database Website
      • API keys and developer docs will be debuted at hack city and made available to hackathon participants


Opening Conversation:

  • Welcome - Hosts - 10:00 to 10:05
  • Introduction to the Data Jam - Hosts - 10:05 to 10:20
  • Presentations from Executives - 10:20 to 10:40
  • Overview of Relevant Open Data - 10:40 to 11:10
  • Breakout Instructions - Hosts - 11:10 to 11:15

Active Workshop:

  • Breakout Transition - 11:15 to 11:30
  • Breakout Sessions - Group Moderators - 11:30 to 1:45
  • Break - 1:45 to 2:00
  • Readout from Small Groups - Group Moderators - 2:00 to 2:45
  • Large Group Vote on Top Ideas - 2:45 to 3:15
  • Commitments to Action - Hosts Facilitate - 3:15 to 3:45
  • Closing Statements - Hosts - 3:45 to 4:00
#HackCitySF - Hacking to Scale

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