Making it easier to find out how your personal data is being shared between companies by creating a crowdsourced resource that documents and visualizes these data sharing arrangements.
Using real-time data via a mobile platform to transform an existing call-based transit service into an enhanced service that allows customers to schedule transit to meet their personal needs
Building an online toolkit for reporting, tracking and analyzing allegations of police misconduct and their investigations in Chicago that will serve as a national model for transparency.
Helping people identify and fix hidden biases in their data and learn about data discrimination through a website that will allow people to test data for bias and experiment with public data to determine what may result in such bias.
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.