Here’s an example of someone channeling their anger at bike thieves into something valuable. Local coder Chip attended a recent Code for Seattle hackathon and used his experience losing bikes to thieves to inspire a project: An interactive map of bike theft locations.
The map is not fully functional as is, but it’s a good proof of concept.
Upon arriving breakfast was served. After grabbing coffee and donuts and mingled for a little, we headed to the main room for Open Data Talks. It opened my eyes that there has been great progress — organizations and individuals are working to make the government’s data more transparent. When Neil whom represents The City of Seattle was giving his talk about metadata at https://data.seattle.gov, the word “stolen bicycle” suddenly flashed in my mind. I had this idea of working on the website about raising awareness about bike thieves after my bicycle get stolen for the third time.