The Civic Data Challenge has just completed the ideation phase and entered its creation phase. The ideation phase was fantastically successful, drawing on civic health data to address several civic problems. Some of the ideas include:
- An online nonprofit mapping tool to more efficiently bridge the gap between services provided and community needs,
- A Civic Heartbeat website to provide citizens with a simple and intuitive way to monitor their community’s civic health lifeline,
- A Realtime Resources app to connect New Orleans residents with quality social services in an effort to reduce street violence.
Now, developers, designers, data scientists, journalists and nonprofit leaders are all teaming up, picking ideas, and building applications and visualizations to solve civic data problems. Participants are encouraged to develop one of the ideas shared during Ideation or create their own. If you’ve got data, design, or visualization skills, you can find the... keep reading