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Save the Date…the National Day of Civic Hacking is Coming June 6! | The White House

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I’m excited to let you know about the third annual National Day of Civic Hacking, coming June 6, 2015, to a city near you!  It’s a day when we’ll collaboratively build new solutions using publicly-released data, technology, and design processes to improve our communities and the governments that serve them. Anyone can participate…you don’t have to be an expert in technology; you just have to care about your neighborhood and community.

url: https://m.whitehouse.gov/blog/2015/05/12/save-date-national-day-civic-hacking-coming-june-6

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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...

url: http://chriswhong.com/open-data/anatomy-of-a-civic-hack-freeing-baltimores-real-time-bus-data/

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