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Data@SF State - Announcing Sustainability Datasets and Open Data 'Build-a-thon'

The Open Data Project at SF State is proud to announce the release of four new data sets related to sustainability.  Special thanks to the folks at Sustainable SF State!

Sustainability Datasets

  • Sustainability Projects at SF State
  • Water Bottle Filling Stations
  • Bike Routes and Racks

3D printing Open House sessions next week

We are going to run two sessions on Dec 9 and Dec 10 (Tue, Wed) 2014 to demo a 3D printer. Drop by over your lunch break and take a look at how a printer can print real objects!




RSVP: Open Data: Challenges and Best Practices Panel

Panel Open Data - Challenges & best practices  Tuesday, September 9, 2014 2-3pm Event room 121 J Paul Leonard Library  We Make Data Happen Sponsor Division of Information Technology We make DATA happen!

Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at 2pm

Call for Local Challenges - San Francisco Day of Civic Hacking 2014

Call for Local Challenges!
Interested in framing a challenge for the community to work on? Are there issues in your community that data, technology and entrepreneurship could help to address?
Submit your local challenge
Theme: Education and Health Care
A good challenge:
* Is related to an ongoing problem which your organization works on.

Save the Date: San Francisco Day of Civic Hacking @ SF State May 31-June 1, 2014

Mark your calendar!


Registration will be open in a few weeks at


Presidential Innovation Fellowship -- applications open!

You can now apply for Round 3 of the Presidential Innovations Fellows program:


CodeAcross San Francisco

Saturday, February 22, 2014 from 9:30 AM to 2:00 PM (PST)
San Francisco, CA
Event Details
Join the Code for San Francisco Brigade for CodeAcross San Francisco!

The joy of Z axis

We recently got a 3D printer. What an amazing space this is! I'm told we do have some very impressive 3D printers on campus. Some of industrial strength (and an equally industrial price tag). This is different. We got a PrintrBot Jr. V2. In looking at different makes and models, this one sits in the space of not too pricey, and not too small. Additionally, PrintrBot is open source.


National Day of Civic Hacking 2013 Final Report

National Day of Civic Hacking 2013 Final Report

The National Day of Civic Hacking was the largest hackathon in history, engaging more than 11,000 citizens representing government, businesses, nonprofits and individuals participated in 97 simultaneous civic hacking events in 83 cities across the United States. This report documents this historic event.
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