Background/Details: It has been difficult for recruiters and job seekers to connect on available jobs that require very specific skills. To help connect job seeker with recruiters and job opportunities, there is a need for a website that allows recruiters to easily identify candidate with the exact skills they need, and for job seekers to identify jobs that would be a good fit for their skillset.
Call to Action: Devise and develop an open source, easy to distribute, easy to install, easy to serve framework that encourages the estabalishment of the kind of opportunities that surround us in the greater DMV area but are almost unknown to rural communities and their kids.
Background/Details: Having come from backwater Oxford County, Maine, I myself had no idea that such places as the NSF and Patent Office, Census and other civic agencies existed or were, at the very leasy, achievable from literally 600 miles away. Further, rural areas are experiencing a great deal of economic anemia, and could just a psychological boost in confidence and self-actualization that might be forthcoming from being able to run such frameworks as might be born from this idea.
Data & Other Resources: Census data may be valuable at several stages of this project... but FIRST to help identify areas in definite need
Post-Event Information/Opportunites: At this time, this is just an idea and not officially backed by any particular organization or any immediate rewards. However, any success from this may well lead to an improved ecomomy, national spirit, and a surge in new talent available to civic/government organizations as well as business interests.
Detail Specs on Possible Framework
Develop USA Map of Target Areas (from CENSUS data)
Invent Ham-radio based node-crypted internet? (one can dream)
of community well-being in Arlington and Alexandria neighborhoods.
Background/Details: Combine key indicators from ACS/CitySDK, NCES schools data, newly available Arlington open data portal, Alexandria/Arlington GIS layers and geographic boundaries. Use these to drive interactive profiles of key indicators of well-being for neighborhoods (census tracts, zip codes, civic association boundaries, county totals).
Data modeling (ERD)
Data processing (R or Python)
Database building and loading (MySQL, PostGreSQL, PostGIS?)
Data visualization--web app, interactive profiles built in D3, High Charts, or other JS library