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Future Learn Smart Cities Week 4: Civic Hacking

I’m into week four of my Smart Cities course, and suddenly I’ve hit the point where I’m starting to get seriously inspired. This week, the course materials discussed the idea of ‘civic hacking’. 309 more words

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Improving Public Health with Open Data

Municipal governments devote non-trivial resources conducting food safety inspections. These inspections require considerable bureaucratic infrastructure and highly trained staff, and play an essential part in protecting the public health. 831 more words

Open Data

Building the Engine of Change

The term “civic tech” gets used a lot, and it often means different things to different people. To me, this has always meant that the work being done in this area is dynamic, growing, and evolving rapidly – all good things that suggest the impact of civic technology will ultimately be broad and durable. 667 more words

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Why Publish Open Data?

Open data, especially open government data, is a tremendous resource that is as yet largely untapped. Many individuals and organisations collect a broad range of different types of data in order to perform their tasks.

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TreesCount! Data Jam Recap

National Day of Civic Hacking and BetaNYC

Last Saturday, June 4, 2016 was the National Day of Civic Hacking across the USA, where people from a variety of backgrounds come together to hack on projects for good.   888 more words

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The Last Mile of Public Service Delivery

The most important thing about civic technology has nothing to do with technology at all.

The term “civic technology” gets used a lot, and it may mean different things to different people. 509 more words

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National Day of Civic Hacking 2016

Over this past weekend Code for America sponsored a National Day of Civic Hacking all across the U.S. The event was designed to bring people in their communities together to create something that would be useful for their community regardless of their abilities to write code or not (I’m not a developer, I just know python very well and some fun tricks in java). 374 more words