Making government contract bidding more transparent by simplifying the way smaller companies bid on government work
Making it easier to discover information about local planning projects, by creating a tool that governments and contractors can use to easily create websites with updates that also allow public input into the process
Providing residents in low-income neighborhoods in Chicago with the tools to access and demand better data around issues important to them, like housing and education
Making state and appellate court documents freely available and useful to journalists, scholars and the public, by providing straightforward summaries of decisions, free audio recordings and more
Supporting government innovation by creating tools and servers that meet government regulations, so that developers can easily build and adopt new technology
This project will investigate the successes and shortcomings of recent government and civic data standards efforts, which aim to make it easier for people to compare and examine data sets from a variety of sources.
Providing up-to-date information on vacant properties so that communities can find ways to make tangible improvements to local spaces
Dat seeks to increase the traction of the open data movement by developing better tools for collaboration.
To enhance web video as a compelling storytelling tool, Data Docs will incorporate data and interactivity into the video experience through features like live charts and location-based personalization. In the process, Data Docs will maintain the videos’ aesthetic and narrative flow.
To help diversify participation on city boards and draw in more millennials, OnBoard will create a database and website that makes opportunities for public service easy to find.
In order to increase transparency in elections, this project will implement new data standards with an open API to provide for near real-time election data access and reporting.
Launching a public policy simulator that helps people visualize the impact that public policies like health care reform and school budget changes might have on local economies and communities