Posted by John Bracken
Check out the Storify from the event here.
I was in New York Tuesday to attend the Omidyar Network’s conference on civic tech sustainability at the new Civic Hall. I was part of a panel on funding civic tech, with Shaun Abrahamson, Stacy Donohue, Beth Engel and Sarayu Srinivasan ...
July 25, 2014, 6:33 a.m., Posted by Valerie Nahmad
July 24, 2014, 5 p.m., Posted by Friedrich Lindenberg
While many in journalism are searching for ways to harness their readers' expertise and to use data to tell compelling stories, technologists and NGOs who build civic technologies around the world are asking some of the same questions. Organizations like the UK's MySociety, US-based Code for America, Code for South Africa or Fundacion Ciudadano Inteligente in Chile develop services that aim to improve interactions between government and citizens.
Both media organizations and NGOs are exploring the development of similar services, such as initiatives to analyze data from their countries' legislatures, tools that facilitate writing and publishing requests for information from government, and databases that help patients find the cheapest medicine. While in some cases such NGOs provide only raw data without much analysis, other initiatives, like Homicide Watch DC, blur the lines between civic technology and journalism.
July 24, 2014, 12:42 p.m., Posted by Valerie Nahmad
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