Open Wichita is a community organization focused on exploring the ways technology can be used to improve the quality of life for Wichitans. We know that our city can be better. We believe that we can make it better by using data and technology in new and creative ways.
We are open to anyone and everyone who cares about making Wichita a better place using creative solutions. We are committed to providing a welcoming and inclusive environment for all, read the Code for America Code of Conduct for more information.
Ready to get involved? -
Just show up at our next regular event, and join in the conversation on Slack!
Why is this important?
Communities across the globe have experienced the benefits of open data and civic technology, such as:
- Fostering economic growth opportunities
- Better decision making and resource utilization through data visualization
- Increased government efficiency through data reuse within departments
- Increased public safety through the utilization of crime information
- Creating trust between government and citizens through transparency
- Citizen participation through tools made possible by open data
How can I contribute?
Open Wichita needs all the help it can get from talents of all kinds! Designers, developers, marketers, individuals plugged into local politics, and anyone with a passion for transparent government and open data.
Stay connected on Twitter, to hear about when things are happening.
If you have any questions, comments, concerns whatsoever, or if you just want to be involved in some form or fashion, feel free to email sethetter [at] gmail, or submit your ideas below.
Discussion is happening in the Open Wichita Slack team. Come get involved and tell us what you think! Just show up to our next event, they’re open to everyone! You can also get in on the conversation now by joining us in Slack. Click the link or the button below to get your invite.
Further Reading & Resources
- What Is Open Data
- Code For America
- National Day of Civic Hacking
- National Open Data Portal
- More Civic Hacking Success Stories
- Open Data in Tulsa
- Open Data in Houston