What's better to do during the July 4th holiday than to get patriotic with some civic data? This national event is happening now through July 28.
The Civic Data Challenge turns the raw data of ‘civic health’ into useful applications and visualizations that have direct impact on public decision-making. In order to achieve an exceptional level of real-world usefulness, designers, data scientists, researchers, and application developers will collaborate with local leaders and respond to the needs of specific communities or social issues. Click here for more information.
The Creation Phase is now open! This is the time to work with the data, form teams, connect with community partners, and build useful products that address specific community needs. While we encourage you to continue brainstorming and to think outside the box, the themes that have been identified from the Ideation Phase are:
Civic Infrastructure & Action
Public Services & Safety
Education & Generational Development
The deadline to submit your entry is 11:59 p.m. Eastern, July 28th, 2013. Finalists will be announced in late August and move on to the Implementation Phase.
Check it out and let's make sure LA is well represented!