Enabling workers to improve their jobs by creating tools that allow them to connect, as well as provide, share and acquire data about work issues and conditions.
Promoting data literacy by training librarians and community members how to find, use and give advice on the power of open data.
Making it easier to access and use public data through an open source project that will present data in a more visual and relevant manner through search results. For example, a search for “budget” on raleighnc.gov would yield intuitive, attractive graphs and charts.
Helping low-income Americans prove their eligibility for public benefit programs by scaling a benefit program document database and discovery platform.
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makes it easier for users to find and collect data from multiple sources and receive notifications when the data is out of date.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.