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Your suggestions are needed this weekend for the Food Systems Hackathon at the NOFA-VT Winter Conference

Hi everyone, Interested in suggesting things a room full of software developers should hack on for the Food Systems Hackathon this weekend? Come to the How Can Technology Help Vermont's Food System? Workshop on Saturday, February 16 at 10:45am in Burlington, VT for the NOFA-VT Winter Conference. If you can't make it, feel free to write your suggestions in the comments here and I'll make sure to submit them for consideration during the Workshop.

  • R.J. Steinert
nordic_lion's picture

The Heralds of Resource Sharing: Watch the Video

Now let's apply this same logic to our food distribution systems!

Open source tools and data-sharing systems for producers, distributors, restaurants/food markets, and consumers.

Farm-to-fridge/table needs to be an open source distributed network!

Seeking developers and contributors to build out this new reality.

Jeff Piestrak's picture

Sounds like a great time R.J.! Sorry I won't be able to attend, but I'd like to nominate the Farmer Dashboard tool concept, or some variation of that you all might come up with. A browser based dashboard would be good. If feasible, something that could be embedded within a Drupal site (module) would be awesome, something Dorn and I might be able to run with.

Some possible data sets, models, related tools to look at/adapt, with an emphasis on mapping (full list here and here): *Vt. Food Atlas data. Atlas developers Vermont Design Works will be there and have shared API information. Participants will have full access to Atlas data. *Google Fusion Tables *SoilWeb *Local Food Marketsizer *CropScape -see developer guide *EPS-HDT Socioeconomic Profiles *USDA ERS Data *Meat, Poultry and Egg Product Inspection Directory *Farmers Markets *National Digital Forecast Database *OpenGeoportal -for example, see GeoData@Tufts, where Web Services can be generated for select data sets, including 2007 Ag Census, WFS, WMS *LocalFoodSystems.org's Business Ecosystem Tools -They have agreed to share their code with the NEFKE project. We will be creating a regional data hub/registry of people, organizations, and projects as part of that project (likely using DKAN code). *If you all get really ambitious, perhaps you could look at creating your own DKAN installation

Code on!

Cheers, Jeff

severine's picture

Please see the tool we created at the Hack in Davis California , a proposal of the functionality and improvements on existing ' pay per service' programs which centralize control.

" Farmer owned distribution software" is the name of the tool we created at that time. I wish I knew how to cross link to it, but you can go look for it.