The goal of the project is to improve, significantly, the quality of one impactful government data set. First the team will identify a suitable government partner and data set; then they will improve the quality of the data set, tracking the costs and the benefits.
The goal is to build an open source 'FOIA map,' which will comprise: a catalog of government information systems, semantic descriptions of the records they contain, and relational schema / documentation describing how the records are stored.
Increasing transparency and accountability in law enforcement by compiling, analyzing and releasing a data set of more than 100 million highway patrol stops throughout the country.
Bringing more accountability and transparency to state lawmaking by creating a tracking tool for all major bills passed in New Jersey that would provide information on whether the law was enforced and milestones were met.
Developing a search engine that makes it easier for users to find and collect data from multiple sources and receive notifications when the data is out of date.
Informing people about digital privacy, data sharing and the future of our data-driven society using performance, interactive art, digital education, data toolkits and public discussions.
Helping communities maintain their privacy by building a community-driven, open data service to detect cellphone surveillance and produce high-quality cellular network data for research.
Informing and advancing journalism, human rights and other public interest work by compiling and structuring public data on police, military and other security forces.
Enabling anyone to survey the crowd and share reliable, credible results through the use of easy-to-use online tools that allow users to create more scientifically sound surveys.
To help Macon attract and retain talent, expand economic opportunity and build civic engagement through a semiannual call for new ideas, the Downtown Challenge, which will support the implementation of the Macon Action Plan for the city's urban core.
To attract and retain talent, expand opportunity and build civic engagement by funding the creation and operation of the Better Block Foundation, a nonprofit focused on engaging people in rapidly making their neighborhoods more vibrant.
To advance journalism excellence by creating a low-cost teaching hospital-style project built into coursework at Middle Tennessee State University.