Posts tagged "data"

Hacking Open Data for Democracy

One of the treasure troves for hackers is the idea of “open data” – data which Chicago government provides for citizens to maintain transparency. However, interpreting this data can be a challenge, because there are very few online resources for doing so….unless, of course, you head to 1871 every Tuesday night. This past week, I... Read more »

The Final Frontier: Making Data Matter Locally

The Final Frontier: Making Data Matter Locally
Sometimes – just sometimes – there are people working in web development who do it right. One of the big challenges about merging tech and social good is making open data easily accessible and readable. Very few of us (myself included) are able to create web interfaces that allow us to digest information. But much... Read more »