OII Lecture Series Presents: Civic Tech Tulsa

Annie Tyndall

June 4, 2016 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
36 Degrees North
36 E Cameron St
Tulsa, OK 74103
Code for Tulsa
Saturday, June 4, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm, 36 Degrees North

Join us for a full day of civic technology talks, and projects.

9:oo – 36°N Opens – coffee and small breakfast items will be available, as well as rooms open for working on projects.

9:30 –  Introductions and acknowledgement: Carlos Moreno

9:45 – Data Projects for Culture/History: Michelle Place – Tulsa Historical Society

10:00 – Creating Context for Data: Daniel Moody – Moomat

10:15 – Collaborative Data for Education & Social Services: Jessica England – Asemio

10:30 – The Need for Collaborating with Data: Adam Austin – Tulsa County Health Department

10:45 – Home Health Inspections and Informing Communities: April Merrill – Legal Aid & Alizay Paracha – Student at OU-Tulsa School of Community Medicine

11:00 – Creating a Neutral, Collaborative Open Data Portal: Carlos Moreno

11:30 – Lunch + Q&A

12: 30 – Collaborative discussion about an open budget project with candidates GT Bynum and Josh Turley. Hosted by Smart Growth Tulsa.

Programming will commence! Projects for the afternoon:

  1. Crow Creek Community—Water Quality Testing
    We have once again invited Blue Thumb OK to work with us. At CodeAcross this past February, we took a field trip with Cheryl Cheadle to Crow Creek, and learned how to test the creek’s water for pollutants (fertilizers, pesticides, etc). Now we’ll be taking those tools and creating a web app that any citizen with a water testing kit, can use to report their findings online.
  2. Tulsa County Health Department—Home Inspections
    THD inspects homes to ensure and enforce certain minimum building standards that must be in place if the structure is occupied or used. These standards include requirements pertaining to sanitation, maintenance, electrical, mechanical and plumbing systems, and more. Currently home inspection forms and results are not in a digital format. This project aims to give THD inspectors a digital form by which to report their findings, and ultimately a way for the collected data to be shared with local health providers.

If you would like more projects to work on, check out the National Day of Civic Hacking Challenges website: https://www.codeforamerica.org/events/national-day-2016. These challenges are related to getting a better idea of what digital government services are like and how they differ across the country.

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Michelle Place, Tulsa Historical Society – Michelle Place began working as the Business Manager for the Tulsa Historical Society & Museum in 2001 and was named Executive Director in 2012. She is a member of the Rotary Club of Tulsa, the DAR, TPS Reading Partners, Women in Communication and the Boston Avenue Church. A graduate of the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville and native of Little Rock, Michelle has lived in Tulsa for 29 years.

Daniel Mooney, Moomat – Daniel Mooney is the founder and CEO of Moomat. Moomat develops a semantic-data driven technology platform called CultureScout. Prior to moving to Tulsa and founding Moomat, Daniel was Lead Rendering Engineer at Pandemic Studios and Electronic Arts in Los Angeles, and a 3D Display Driver Engineer at ATI Research in Boston. He received his BSc in Electrical Engineering from Oklahoma State University.

Jessica England, Asemio – Jessica England is a partner and Director of Professional Services at Asemio, Tulsa-based technology consulting firm that serves the nonprofit social sector community. Asemio focuses on the adoption of innovative practices in the social services, healthcare, education, and criminal justice systems, and is a proven community partner joining forces with organizations working toward resolving systemic community issues. Jessica is a graduate of the University of Tulsa MBA program, and has significant experience working in the healthcare IT space.

Adam Austin, Tulsa County Health Department – Adam Austin has a Bachelor’s of Agricultural Science in Forestry from Oklahoma State and will complete a Professional Scientific Masters degree in Environmental Science from Oklahoma state in July. Adam has worked for the Tulsa Health Department in Environmental Health services for five years and prior to that worked for the City of Tulsa in wastewater treatment and the US Forest Service as a wildland firefighter.

April Merril, Legal Aid – April Merrill is the Lead Attorney for Medical-Legal Partnership Initiatives for Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma, Inc. She currently chairs the 2-1-1 committee as a board member of the Community Service Council. She enjoys teaching for the Tulsa Community College Paralegal Program. April is a proud TU College of Law Graduate. She previously served as a Senior Fellow with the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation managing the Child Advocacy portfolio.

Alizay Paracha, Student at OU-Tulsa School of Community Medicine – Alizay Paracha is a Masters in Prevention Science Candidate who spent the Spring 2016 semester interning for the OU Medical-Legal Partnership. She focused her studies on implementation of primary prevention on social determinants of health. ALizay graduated from OU with a Bachelor’s degree in Biochemisty.

Carlos Moreno – Carlos Moreno is a graphic designer, community volunteer, entrepreneur, civic technologist, and a magic-bean buyer. Carlos is the in-house graphic designer at CAP Tulsa, the largest anti-poverty agency in Oklahoma. He serves on the board of Smart Growth Tulsa, and is the Co-Captain of Tulsa’s Code for America brigade.