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This Week in #CivicTech: Updates from Across the Movement and Dirty Restaurant Data

More than 28,000 people around the globe help make their communities and governments work better through the Code for America network. Here’s a brief snapshot of what happened across the network this week:

Chicago Uses Data Science to Find Dirty Restaurants Faster

Chicago’s Department of Public Health and local partners used a combination of datasets to change the order in which they inspect restaurants. They now find violations seven days earlier than before.

Bloomberg’s What Works Cities Announced

Eight partner cities, including former Fellowship and Brigade cities, for former NYC Mayor Bloomberg’s new program on open data have been announced.

Knight Prototype Fund Winners Announced

A whole bunch of new and interesting projects were just funded by the Knight Foundation’s popular prototyping fund, including several Brigade-led civic tech projects.

Start Up in a Day Winning Cities Announced

The White House’s Start Up in a Day winning cities get their shine. LA won the big prize, with many other Brigade cities involved as well. The White House also just threw its first Demo Day this week.

DataSF Publishes Plans for 2016

DataSF publishes its Year 2 Plan including an In Progress Dashboard.

Australia’s Huge GovHack

GovHack is Australia’s largest civic tech hackathon series. Our favorite project this year was this Melbourne Dashboard, showing you what’s happening around downtown.


Other Brigade Wins


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