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TOMORROW: How Cleveland Will Hack the RNC – With Civic Tech for Social Good

Hack Cleveland, Open Cleveland, and OpenNEO are proud and pleased to invite you to join us for Cleveland-based activities at this Saturday’s (June 4) National Day of Civic Hacking. Our theme: Making your life easier during the RNC! What’s a National Day of Civic Hacking? It’s a nationwide day of action where developers, government employees, designers, journalists, data scientists, non-profit…

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Coming in 2016: Improvements in criminal justice, law enforcement open data

The Cleveland Consent Decree includes numerous references related to the collection, analysis, access to and use of data related to police department work. But our central metropolis is far from alone in its need to upgrade and embrace data for purposes of improving the criminal justice system. As “Which Cities Share the Most Crime Data?” points out, the impending increase…

From Youtube of "Open" A film by Richard Pietro

The Open Data Song

Not to mention the new short film, “Open.” Great great stuff. Script and lyrics especially. My favorite from the song? You may say a pdf is good enough If they don’t like it well that’s just tough But that’s not open That data’s frozen Can’t boil that ocean Here’s a notion Make it free Machine-readable And available The Film (about…

Image by Becky McCray. Creative Commons license.

This Week in Open, August 18, 2015

Education is in the news, and not just because school is back in session for many students. NEWS: While improvement in state-level financial transparency was on display at the City Club last week as Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel demo’d an online checkbook (our Storify gives a good look at the highlights), the Sunlight Foundation has given Ohio a “D” when…


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