Community Mapping Public Health Hackathon: Storytelling with Government Data (3/18/2017)

Community Mapping Public Health Hackathon: Storytelling with Government Data (3/18/2017)

Community mapping is about engaging and empowering community members by using mobile mapping technology. Students and parents mapping sidewalk/crosswalk conditions is one great example (;students’ mapping of mosquito breeding sites is another (

The Public Health Hackathon on March 18th is an all-day event (8a-8p). Organizers provide publicly available data and tools, and participants and participating teams can create an interactive mapping application over the course of the day. Each participant or team must bring a computer.   

You’ll also learn how to create an app – and you don’t need to know any programming to make it. Seasoned developers will have access to tools to make a sophisticated app.

Everyone is welcome to participate!

The Hackathon is a perfect opportunity for any non-profit community organization to create an app to benefit its community.

Code and programming students can show off their skills, and create a project to share.

Coders, programmers and developers know that Hackathons are a great way to work with other people and to help a specific or broader Metro communities.

Public Health students can learn new technology skills, and contribute your professional knowledge to an applied problem with a team of like-minded individuals.

Public health professionals – do you have an awesome idea for public health related community mapping? You can make your dream come true!

Education and Training will be provided by Dr. Wansoo Im, an Associate Professor at Family and Community Medicine at Meharry Medical College.  He is a director at National Community Mapping Institute.  He developed Mappler Platform for community mapping, which is being used internationally.  

Register the event:

Time:  Saturday March 18, 2017 (8am to 8pm)


Nashville Software School

500 Interstate Blvd S

Nashville, TN 37210

Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner are all provided.

*** National Community Mapping Institute at Meharry, Code for Nashville, and Metro ITS are hosting the event.