Nicole Page School Navigator Buzz

Project Update #36

At the 1/31 meeting, Nicole and Lauren reviewed Lauren’s updated designs based on the outcome of usability testing with new CfD members, Sanchit and Lina.

The website was down as a result of the certificate being expired so we were unable to do any work directly on the site. It has since been updated.

Looking forward to getting the group together in the coming weeks to keep pushing forward on this initiative!

Read the full article on codefordurham.com…Published

Adam Martin National Day of Civic Hacking 2016 - Planning Buzz

NDoCH Recap (Jason HIbbets)

More than 50 civic hackers attended the “Sprints for All” event organized by Code for Durham one June 4. There were five projects that attendees gathered around and made progress on during the sprint. Two projects were prepared in advance and facilitated by the organizers (School Navigator and Citygram) while the other three projects wear pitched at the event.

Read the full article on citycampnc.org…Published

Adam Martin Open Data Policing NC Buzz

Caktus CTO Colin Copeland Helps Launch Open Data Policing Website

Today, at Caktus headquarters, CTO and co-founder of Caktus Colin Copeland will stand at a press conference along with activists, police representatives, and elected officials to announce the launch of OpenDataPolicingNC.com. The first site of its kind, OpenDataPolicingNC.com draws on public records to publish up-to-date stop, search, and use-of-force data—broken down by race and ethnicity—for every police department and officer in the state of North Carolina. The volunteer effort, led by The Southern Coalition for Social Justice (SCSJ) and technical leadership by Colin, includes approximately 20 million anonymized data points from 15 years of NC traffic stop data.

Read the full article on www.caktusgroup.com…Published

Adam Martin Open Data Policing NC Buzz

WRAL: Project puts racial disparity in NC traffic stops on display

By Tyler Dukes

RALEIGH, N.C. — A new project by a Durham-based nonprofit allows users to explore the racial disparities of traffic stops by law enforcement across the state – stops that disproportionately affect minority drivers.

The Southern Coalition for Social Justice launched the website Open Data Policing NC, using more than 10 years of law enforcement data reported to the North Carolina Department of Justice. The site allows users to explore traffic stops broken down by race and ethnicity, as well as other statistics including use of force and discovery of contraband.

News organizations from The New York Times to the Greensboro News & Record have used the state’s data in the past year to show that black drivers – and particularly black males – are more likely to be stopped and searched by law enforcement on North Carolina roads.

Read the full article on www.wral.com…Published

Adam Martin Open Data Policing NC Buzz

N&O: New website to offer data on police traffic stops in NC

The Southern Coalition for Social Justice will launch OpenDataPolicingNC.com on Thursday

UNC-Chapel Hill researcher says the website signals a ‘revolution in government transparency’

Initiative has support from the White House

DURHAM — A nonprofit civil rights organization – with support from the White House – will launch a website Thursday that will contain up-to-date information about nearly 20 million traffic stops made by every police department and every police officer in North Carolina over the past 15 years.

The Southern Coalition for Social Justice will launch OpenDataPolicingNC.com Thursday morning in Durham. The website, the first of its kind in the United States, will rely on public records on police traffic stops, vehicle searches and use of force – broken down by race and ethnicity – since 2000.

The site was created through Caktus group and volunteer civic coders who are members of Code for Durham. Code for Durham will help expand the scope of the site through support from this volunteer group of technologists.

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Adam Martin HackDuke Support: Challenges & Data Buzz

City of Durham & Durham County Announce Growing the Open Data Program with Code for Durham

Open Data portal plans are underway now for a joint work plan and project framework, with a projected site launch date of summer 2015, alongside the entire city website revamp. We will be pushing for MUCH earlier release than that! And already have a side site released here as a workaround: bit.ly/cfdportal

“Durham is uniquely positioned to be a very successful site that demonstrates the business and social potential for open data,” said Durham City Manager Thomas J. Bonfield. “Our community’s entrepreneurial energy and creativity gives us an advantage to innovate new ways of doing business by making information readily accessible.”

Read the full article on durhamnc.gov…Published