Urban Institute   (NNIP Coordinator)

October 2014

Un-conferences are participant driven self-organized conferences in contrast to tightly planned and top-down scheduled events. Foocamp, BarCamp, or CityCamp are some examples of un-conferences (see Wikipedia entry).   They are ad-hoc events driven by the participants and their desire to share and learn through open discussion, demonstration and participation. "NNIPCamp" is a series of concurrent sessions co-created by meeting participants during the October Partners' Meeting. The purpose was to bring together a critical mass of people who are passionate about a particular topic and allow the creative juices to flow.

SESSION 1 - Wednesday, 2:15-3:00 pm

  • Ballroom 1: Citizen Data Collection (Jordan Wirfs-Brock)
  • Ballroom 2: Bridging the Gap btwn Tech and traditional analysts (Becca Lee)
  • Oxford Theater: Tech for ACS (Eleanor Tutt)
  • Sage: Communications on a Shoestring (Spike)
  • Coat Room: Green Jobs (Devin Keithley)


SESSION 2 - Wednesday, 3:15-4:00 pm

  • Ballroom 1: Delineating Neighborhoods (Lisa)
  • Ballroom 2: Civic Engagement (Charlotte-Anne Lucas, NOWCast)
  • Oxford Theater: Data Story Process (Rebecca Lee, ProvPlan)
  • Sage: Data Standardization (Doni C, Pittsburgh)
  • Coat Room: Accessing Data (Amy Terpestra)


SESSION 3- Thursday, 2:45-3:45 pm

  • Ballroom: Civic Innovation for Social Impact (Kathy Pettit)
  • Oxford Theater: Implementing Leaflet (Sheila Martin)
  • Sage: Unexpected Data partnerships (Jordan Wirfs-Brock)
  • Coat Room: Let's Talk Business (Mike Carnathan)


SESSION 4- Thursday, 4:00-5:00 pm

  • Ballroom 1: Open Data Endgame (Kait Hildner)
  • Ballroom 2: Improving HMDA (Ellen Seidman)
  • Oxford Theater: Data as an Engagement Tool (Jordan Wirfs-Brock)
  • Sage: Project Management Tool Deathmatch (Spike)
  • Coat Room: Life Without a Web Site (Peter Tatian)
  • Registration Area: NNIP and City Agencies (Kathy Pettit)