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This Week in #CivicTech: LA #1 in Open Data

The Code for America network is made up of more than 16,000 people around the world who help make their communities and governments work better. Here’s a brief snapshot of what happened across the network this week:

LA Ranked #1 in US City Open Data Census

After recently launching their open data portal, LA jumped to the top ranking. Read all about it in a recent press release.

“Los Angeles is leading the way in defining what it means to be a world-class digital city, especially in the realm of open data. In just under a year, the city has launched and developed its data program, leading to over 300 open data sets and now a #1 ranking for US Cities,” said Mayor Garcetti’s Chief Data Officer, Abhi Nemani.


Code for Poland Redeploys Code for Boston’s “Waze for Public Transit” App

Code for Boston’s MBTA.ninja spreads to Poland at http://warszawski.ninja/.  This service lets riders on public transit report service delays and inconveniences to their fellow riders.

National Day of Civic Hacking – June 6th

The U.S. civic tech movement is preparing for the big weekend with 93 registered events. Our vote for best event logo goes to http://fishackathon.co/

fishackathon logo

Open Twin Cities Hacks to End Veteran Homelessness

Minnesota launches an ambitious program to house every homeless veteran in the State within 300 days. Last year, Open Twin Cities worked with the state’s IT agency and the Interagency Council on Homelessness to throw a hackathon on these issues. The ideas from that event directly influenced the Minnesota’s new program.

Code for Pakistan Sponsors Civic Tech Projects in Honor of Sabeen Mahmud

At the upcoming I Am Karachi Innovation Challenge, Code for Pakistan will be sponsoring prizes and mentorship for the best civic tech projects, in honor of Sabeen Mahmud.


Past weekly updates can be found at #civictech or in slide form for your hacknights.