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Anatomy of a Civic Hack: Freeing Baltimore’s Real-time Bus Data

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This morning, the appropriately named transit app TransitApp released a blog post on medium, entitled “How we saved Baltimore $600,000 in one day“.  In it is a tale of reverse engineering the Maryland MTA’s highly-criticized and terribly clunky real-time bus locator app.  It’s a web app, and to quote the authors of the medium post, it “is treating its users to an interface that looks like is was ripped from a 1996...

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The nonpartisan, nonprofit National Institute on Money in State Politics promotes an accountable democracy by compiling comprehensive campaign-donor, lobbyist, and other information from government disclosure agencies nationwide and making it freely available at FollowTheMoney.org. 

Betaville

Betaville is an open-source multiplayer environment for real cities, in which ideas for new works of public art, architecture, urban design, and development can be shared, discussed, tweaked, and brought to maturity in context, and with the kind of broad participation people take for granted in open source software development.

Solved by Flexbox — Cleaner, hack-free CSS

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Better, Simpler Grid Systems

CSS has been lacking proper layout mechanisms for far too long. Transitions, animations, filters, all of these are great and useful additions to the language, but they don't address the major problems that Web developers have been complaining about for what seems like an eternity.

Open Health Inspection

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Roadie Zine — Home

Roadie Zine A creative travel collection.

Forecasting the Future of Maps

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from text Science Friday is your trusted source for news and entertaining stories about science. We started as a radio show, created in 1991 by host and executive producer Ira Flatow. Since then, we’ve grown into much more: We produce award-winning digital videos and publish original web content covering everything from octopus camouflage to cooking on Mars. SciFri is brain fun, for curious people.

CodeAcross NoVA 2015! Fun Open Data Hackathon - Code for NoVA (Arlington, VA) - Meetup

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CodeAcross is Code for America’s multi-city civic hacking event that takes place in 50+ locations across the world. Developers, designers, researchers, public servants, policy makers and other concerned citizens work together to improve their communities using the people and power of the web.

DataKind | Mapping Poverty to Beat It

Mapping Poverty to Beat It

Did you know that three out of every ten kids in our nation’s capitol live in poverty? That’s about 40 percent more than the national average!

Well, visionary HyeSook Chung and her second in command at DC Action for Children, Gwen Rubenstein, know it. They attended our DC DataDive in March 2012 and threw down a challenge: build visualizations of traditional well-being data for kids living in DC that can be used to fight this battle against poverty.

Innovation Hub | Public Radio International

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Innovation Hub brings the thinkers, researchers, authors, and visionaries who are crafting our future. The show challenges conventional wisdom and showcases creativity in everything from health to the economy.