FreshWrap: Advice to civic hackers, open data field guide, paint your city
Weekly wrap-up of civic news.
15 Feb 2013
There were a ton of great civic stories this week. I used to do a weekly “FreshWrap” highlighting these, and I’ll try do this regularly when I can, so here’s the first attempt back.
Here’s what made my radar this week.
Commentary on Knight’s open government challenge includes civic hacking advice from TechPresident Managing Editor Nick Judd and a reply from Philadelphia Chief Data Officer Mark Headd and Upworthy senior engineer Ryan Resella. See also what Global Integrity says the challenge tells us about open government.
Socrata releases an “Open Data Field Guide.”
The Guardian Data Blog and Google are hosting a open government data visualization challenge.
Greece gets a CKAN-powered open data platform.
Open Banking Project aims to bring financial transparency to organizations.
Atlantic Cities profiles Derek Eder’s work: Chicago’s Secrets, Revealed Through User-Friendly Apps
For the designers out there, Brand New links up to a microsite on New York City Transit Authority Graphics Standards Manual.
Take back your city with paint: