Urban Dictionary defines the word Palooza as ‘an all-out crazy party; partying at one place with a ton of people like there’s no tomorrow. When we say datapalooza, there is no party involved, except a ton of geeks, entrepreneurs, industry bigwigs and bureaucrats struggling with big data with the help of lots of caffeine and powerpoints. Governments are trying to collect, maintain, and automate data related to all sectors and translating into mobile apps and computer programs. Health Datapalooza is a national conference in the US which focuses on liberating health data, and bringing together the companies, startups, academics, government agencies, and individuals with latest innovative and effective uses of health data. The purpose is to find ways to improve patient outcomes through competitions.
Adopt a Hydrant: is an app that allows citizens to claim responsibility for shoveling out fire hydrants after heavy snowfall. It lets governments look to community members for help. This map-based web app allows individuals, small business and community organizations to volunteer in shoveling out specific hydrants. www. Adoptahydrant.org
BizFriendly: is an app led by Kansas city, Missouri Mayor’s Office and brings together small and mid-sized business owners, their employees, community experts, governments, and providers of web services in one place to learn and share about how to start, run and grow businesses. Users can learn and teach through online lessons through content creation tools built into bizfriendly.