Wanted to report a great day of Citygram Saturday. The event was definitely a success, we had 6 new specialized NYC 311 feeds added to https://citygram.nyc/
6 New Specialized 311 Data Feeds
Thanks Noel, John, and Farheen!
Huge thanks to @noneck for organizing everything, the people, the space, the food and the motivation.
Special thank you to @excepttheweasel and @fma2 who provided amazing support and encouragement to the attendees.
New developers got started with ease
The day became a great learning experience for all, an attendee was able to set up his local machine for Citygram and Citygram Services development, some limited guidance was given on requiring Postgres locally and copying env vars file. Simple things we can update in the documentation.
This was easily the most active development we’ve seen on Citygram Services.
Socrata Dataset Offline
I had to chuckle to myself this morning when the Socrata Open Data site was down, thankfully while I was chuckling @noneck was pulling out all the stops to get things resolved before midday.
Thanks Clare at Socrata
The resolution was actually to use a different endpoint, this was resolved over twitter.
Updated Socrata API
There was as a few issues with the upgraded dataset, whilst it was a hassle upgrading live, it was ultimately worth it.
LIKE query support wasn’t supported on the old endpoint, we absolutely needed it to do the work we did today.
Timestamps support seems broken we ended up having to hack the iso8206 data we sent the to the endpoint due to type comparison issues with the
flexible_timestamp, check out this commit
city returning nil we haven’t bumped into this issue before (afaik), however we realized we didn’t need to include the city attribute anyway.
Lot’s of Usability Feedback
Now that we have all this specialized data, it’s time to think more about how people would use this tool, and how to make it more user friendly.
We’ll be following up with discussions about this in future threads.
Thanks everyone, I had a great day today, you’re all champions for having a go!