Projects

From inspiring digital advocates to awesomely talented entrepreneurs… See who’s making Kansas City a better place to live.

KC Digital Roadmap

Kansas City, Missouri’s Digital Roadmap (est. 02/2015) focuses on Digital Inclusion, Open Government, Engagement, Industry and Smart City

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Digital Inclusion Fund

In 2014, more than $300,000 was awarded to community organizations actively working to bridge the digital divide. The search is on for this year’s grantees.

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Kansas City Startup Village

The Kansas City Startup Village (KCSV) is an entrepreneur-led community helping to grow and support
Kansas City entrepreneurs and the startup ecosystem.

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KC Digital Media Lab

Transcending traditional library boundaries, KCDML equips urban youth with deep technical learning experiences, from audio-video production to virtual reality game design.

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Gigabit Explorer Challenge

Organized by US Ignite and Google Fiber, the Gigabit Explorer Challenge threw down the gauntlet for developers to aim sky high in creating applications that would fully leverage gigabit fiber.

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Sportsphotos.com

Born out of the first Hacking the Gigabit City event, Sportsphotos.com was founded by developer and shutterbug Brandon Schatz as a social marketplace for photographers of sporting events.

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Software Lending Library

Developed out of the first Hacking the Gigabit City event, Software Lending Library is just as it sounds: Use it to check out software onto any desktop, anywhere.

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PlanIT Impact

Birthed at Hacking the Gigabit City 2013, PlanIT Impact is a visually immersive, data-driven planning tool for designers and builders.

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Hacking the Gigabit City

On the weekend of March 22-24, 2013, more than 130 developers, technologists and visionaries gathered at the Google Fiber Space in Kansas City for three days of pitching, envisioning, and coding next-generation applications capable of taking advantage of gigabit connectivity.

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Code for America

In 2013, Code for America sent two civic hackers to KCMO and KCK to identify and solve a problem facing the community at the intersection of government and people.

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