PennApps XV

Resources List

General Resources

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Opening Ceremony Slide Deck

View the slides from the opening ceremony

API Resources


Button Hackathon Developer Guide

Button App Button Directory

Two Sigma

Beaker Notebook




Capital One

Capital One API


Bloomberg Open Market API


Linode's API is not required to use our services, though an API is provided where you can control nearly every facet of the Linode Manager programmatically.

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Route-Specific Resources

Social & Civic Hacking - City of Philadelphia Datasets

Category Name Description URL
New Bullet Voting Each voter is allowed to select up to five candidates for City Council At-Large. When a voter chooses only one candidate, it is known as “bullet voting.” ODP
New Business Security Camera Program dataset This includes the location of new security cameras, the corresponding census tract and police district, and other variables. This program aims to enhance safety outside of establishments by reimbursing the costs of equipment and installment. ODP
New InStore Program dataset Lists recipients of forgivable loans, their location, the commercial corridor in which they reside, the fiscal year of receipt, and the loan amount. The InStore Program is a business attraction and expansion program that provides financial assistance to help eligible retail, food, and creative for-profit and non-profit businesses purchase equipment and materials associated with establishing a new location or expanding at an existing one on targeted commercial corridors. ODP
New Homes Saved Data From June 2008 through November 2015, more than 9,000 Philadelphia homes have been saved from foreclosure. You can see the number of homes saved by census tract by downloading the Homes Saved data. ODP
New Housing Counseling Agencies OHCD has long supported neighborhood-based and citywide organizations offering housing counseling services to low- and moderate-income people. OHCD-funded services provided by these agencies include mortgage counseling, default and delinquency counseling, tenant support and housing consumer education. Through these services prospective homeowners can avoid predatory loans, a significant cause of foreclosure. ODP
New Neighborhood Advisory Committees OHCD’s Neighborhood Advisory Committee (NAC) Program offers community-based non-profit organizations the opportunity to lead and engage neighborhood residents in activities that support the City’s core objectives. ODP
New Water Inlets This point layer contains all the wastewater and stormwater inlets in Philadelphia with latitude and longitude coordinates. The Purpose of this data is to describe the asset both locationally and via its attributes which are extensive for a GIS dataset and which are maintained. This data will serve as a platform for planning, analysis and research at PWD. ODP
New Stormwater Outfalls This point layer contains all the stormwater outfalls. The Purpose of this data is to describe the asset both locationally and via its attributes which are extensive for a GIS dataset and which are maintained. This data will serve as a platform for planning, analysis and research at PWD. ODP
New PWD Customer Service Calls Every call received by the Customer Information Unit for issues like open hydrants, cave ins, and more. Calls are categorized as to the type of issue at hand. Includes outcomes of calls. Billing matters are referred to the Water Revenue Bureau. ODP
New PWD Monitoring Locations Locations where PWD has conducted surface water quality sampling and other types of stream assessments. Monitoring activities may include water quality grab sampling, habitat assessment, and sampling of invertebrates, fish and algae from wadeable streams. Not all assessment activities are performed at all sites. ODP
New Green Stormwater Infrastructure Projects "Green City, Clean Waters is Philadelphia's 25-year plan to protect and enhance our watersheds by managing stormwater with green infrastructure. This feature class represents Green Stormwater Infrastructure (GSI) locations that are currently in the design phase or have been constructed." ODP
New City Owned Building Energy Benchmarking Data compiled as part of the City of Philadelphia's building energy management and in coordination with the City's benchmarking requirements. It currently includes data for CY 2011 through 2013 for all benchmarked municipal buildings in Philadelphia based on information contributed by the City of Philadelphia Mayor's Office of Sustainability. ODP
New Large Commercial Building Energy Benchmarking This dataset contains building and performance data for those properties which reported during Year Two and Year Three of the energy benchmarking and disclosure program, which covered the 2013 and 2014 calendar years. Property data is pulled from the Office of Property Assessment. Data is self-reported by building owners using the EPA Portfolio Manager tool. This data will be updated annually. ODP
New Indego Bike Share Trips The City of Philadelphia and its partners at Bicycle Transit Systems are sharing anonymized Indego trip data on the bike share program. ODP
Popular Bike Share Stations Data relating to the Indego BikeShare program, including station locations and the number of available bikes. ODP
Popular Bike Share Usage he Indego bikeshare service offers an API but it only shows current stations and usage; historical data is not published. Randy Olson has developed a longitudinal data set that is updated hourly since June 30, 2015. Data columns include: capture_datetime, name, kioskID, coordinates (lat/long), address, zip code, bikes available, docks available, total docks, public status, and others. ODP
Popular Vehicular Crashes This data set contains crash data for the years 2011-2014 from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. Crash data are information that derives from the information that comes from a reportable crash. A reportable crash according to Title 75, Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, Section 3746(a) is: An incident that occurs on a highway or traffic way that is open to the public by right or custom and involved at least one motor vehicle in transport. An incident is reportable if it involves injury to or death of any person, or damage to any vehicle to the extent that it cannot be driven under its own power in its customary manner without further damage or hazard to the vehicle, other traffic elements, or the roadway, and therefore requires towing. This crash data does not include non-reportable crashes or near crashes. In addition, crash data may not contain complete information, some elements may be unknown. ODP
Popular Property Assessment Property characteristic and assessment information from the Office of Property Assessment. Updated twice per week. ODP
Popular Crime Incidents Crime incidents from the Philadelphia Police Department. Part I crimes include violent offenses such as aggravated assault, rape, arson, among others. Part II crimes include simple assault, prostitution, gambling, fraud, and other non-violent offenses. ODP
Basic Neighborhood Boundaries To display the geographic extent commonly ascribed to a given neighborhood ODP