Civic Data Challenge 2013

The Civic Data Challenge (an initiative from the National Conference on Citizenship (NCoC) and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation) turns the raw data of ‘civic health’ into useful applications and visualizations that have direct impact on public decision-making. In order to achieve an exceptional level of real-world usefulness, designers, data scientists, researchers, and application developers will collaborate with local leaders and respond to the needs of specific communities or social issues. Click here for more information.

The first phase of the Challenge is now open! The “Ideation” phase is the time to identify community needs that can be addressed through the use of civic data, to brainstorm, and to share your ideas. The Ideation phase will inform the categories of participation in the next phase of the Civic Data Challenge. To participate in the Ideation phase, join the Challenge and submit your idea.

The deadline to submit an idea is 11:59 p.m. Eastern, May 19th, 2013

Politify is a project founded by UC Berkeley students Nikita Bier and Jeremy Blalock. The team specializes in visualizing and personalizing public policy data. Their winning entry for the Civic Data Challenge shows the impacts of the Presidential candidates’ proposed economic policies at the household and zip code levels.

Politify is a project founded by UC Berkeley students Nikita Bier and Jeremy Blalock. The team specializes in visualizing and personalizing public policy data. Their winning entry for the Civic Data Challenge shows the impacts of the Presidential candidates’ proposed economic policies at the household and zip code levels.