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Civic Hacking: do you know what it means?

Ever heard the word ‘civic hacking’? I hadn’t. Until I came by this Ted Talk by Catherine Bracy on what it means to engage in civic hacking. 125 more words

Building a Word Cloud Using D3.js for Data Analysis with CivicData

I recently came across an incredible resource, Learn JS Data, a guide that teaches the basics of manipulating data using JavaScript in the browser put together by the team at… 941 more words

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Getting More Civic In Our Apps

Uber is not generally characterized as “civic technology” company. But the recent announcement their request API seems like a real game changer to me.

Today, the Uber API team is excited to announce the public release of our…

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Enabling the Enterprise

Its not often that I run across posts about enterprise architecture that get me excited. This one – by Tariq Rashid – did. Very much so. 1,698 more words

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Visualizing Boston at HubHacks 2

The City of Boston is running a visualization contest, encouraging people to use open data to “highlight trends, opportunities, and decision points, and providing deeper insight for the City and better transparency to citizens.” 255 more words

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Reimagining an App to Feed the Hungry

When people ask me what we do at APPCityLife, I usually give them the 30-second elevator description: we are making it possible for people anywhere in the world to use our platform and open data information to create solutions and tools which solve problems within their own community. 744 more words

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Help solve community problems in Boston

This weekend is CodeAcross Boston, a weekend of discussion, civic hacking, and data-driven exploration to help solve problems through open data.

This year, Code for Boston is collaborating with…

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