Tag: open data

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…

This Week in Open, August 5, 2015

NEWS: Many thanks to everyone who came to the City Club forum on July 16th to hear about how cities should embrace disruptive technology. If you missed Dustin Haisler’s fact-packed presentation and excellent Q&A, you can (and should!) watch it here. The opening of Cleveland transit data got media love last month. The Ohio Controlling Board approved a $2.7 million…

This Week in Open, July 14, 2015

Nothing slowed down in open data news during our two-week hiatus so let’s jump right in. NEWS: Hot off the presses: Jackie Borchardt reports that the Ohio online checkbook is, “out of date.” On the heels of a call for more disclosure by Common Cause Ohio, the Plain Dealer editorial board wants more regular and frequent campaign finance reporting in…

This Week in Open

This Week in Open highlights the stems and stalks growing in our Northeast Ohio open data ecosystem. To learn more about how it’s progress, sign up for the blog feed, follow us on Twitter or visit and like our Facebook page. Maybe you’ve seen growth we’ve missed – let us know and we’ll include info about it too. NEWS: Our…

Data-driven suicide prevention looks promising

According to a new study, an algorithm to help prevent suicide, and works like a cholesterol number works to prevent heart disease, holds hope for bringing down veteran suicide rates. From the New York Times (again!): In a study published Thursday in The American Journal of Public Health, researchers reported that a computer algorithm using hundreds of variables among millions…