PublicBits: Breaking down open data silos

U.S. Open Data

Date Awarded
Grant Period
12/08/15 to 12/31/17
Focus Area
Media Innovation
Knight News Challenge

Project Links

Grantee Contact

  • Oakland, CA

Featured Media

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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makes it easier for users to find and collect data from multiple sources and receive notifications when the data is out of date.

Project Team

Karissa McKelvey

Karissa McKelvey is a software developer, speaker, inventor, and activist supporting an equitable web. Formerly a research scientist at Indiana University, her work studying online political communication resulted in multiple peer-reviewed papers and press in outlets such as NPR and the Wall Street Journal. In her spare time, she teaches beginning programmers, volunteers her time in social movements, and plays the trumpet.

Max Ogden is a computer programmer and community organizer from Oregon. Formerly at Code for America, Max now works on the Dat project building open source data tools for scientists, journalists and civic hackers. In his spare time, he helps run open source community projects such as NodeSchool, The CSV Conference and JavaScript for Cats.

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