Digital Innovation Hack-a-Thon
Now that the event has passed, please check out the great project submissions below!
The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) hosted open source coders and designers at our first ever Digital Innovation Hack-a-thon. The event took place on May 8th from 9:00am to 4:30pm at GSA's Headquarters located in Washington, DC, at 18th & F Streets, NW.
Coders and designers were randomly placed into teams to tackle an array of challenges pertaining to acquisition, travel, and building services. The teams used GSA data to create useable digital products in the form of an applications, APIs, dashboards, mashups, etc. The top two teams, with the best solutions, were awarded cash prizes.
All participants are asked to register for the event on our Eventbrite page.
View a PDF of our guidance on participation and winning project selection.
Copy of the event agenda
Repository of APIs and other developer resources
Repository of open government datasets
See the criteria your project will be judged on here.
IAE's Vendor Dashboard for Contracting Officers
A contracting officer (CO) is a person who can bind the US government to a contract greater than a certain threshold. In the course of doing their work, they need to verify if a potential vendor is eligible to work with the Federal Government and they want to see if the potential vendor is well suited for the work. Currently a CO must look at several systems to ascertain this information. Our goal for the Hack-a-Thon is to mash up a couple of datasets that a CO uses and display them on a dashboard that allows them to see the dataset in one place.
GSA is looking for developers to enhance an existing tool procured last year through a challenge competition. The tool uses federal travel data to analyze traveler behavior and associated costs with the goal of helping agencies to save money. Specifically, GSA would like developers to make the tool more dynamic to include ways to easily upload new data sources and compare data across agencies. Sample GSA data will be provided as well as the existing code (written in Python) for the tool. Creativity and innovation is encouraged!
PBS Tenant Satisfaction
Identification of tenant satisfaction drivers and possible relationships to operating costs / energy consumption / investments. Identification of possible relationship to the amount we pay for mechanical maintenance and energy consumption.
New Construction and Repair Alteration (R&A) Projects    View Map
Currently GSA posts their public datasets on open.gsa.gov/data which are consumed and re-presented on data.gov. The presentation on open.gsa.gov is limited to the title, description and embedded url, and grouped by theme. We are looking for a new and fresh presentation of our public data listing which will enrich the user experience, enhance search capability, and allow easier viewing of additional metadata.