Durham Open Voter Registration Project (Durham OpenVR) Bootstrapping

Our goal is to increase voter registration, education, and turnout — by enabling community outreach and activist groups to use the publicly available data on voter registrations and voting history published by the state Board of Elections.

We may also partner with community groups to offer software tools to help with their voter drives and registration efforts.

The voter registration element is officially nonpartisan, and the project will make no attempt to impede or withhold outreach to any population of voters.

However, there is a decidedly left-of-center/progressive bent to the…

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Affordable Housing (Data Hub) Commenting

Our vision is to support the Durham community by aggregating and organizing information in a way that moves community consensus and investment decisions forward. To this end, we plan to create a web-based tool to generate various visualization from curated data to help inform policy makers during their decision-making process.

The first implementation on the data hub will for Affordable Housing. We want to ensure that we do not wait until it's too late for Durham to make the needed investments to ensure we remain a community with enough housing near employment for all socio-economic…

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Open Data Policing NC Testing

Led by community partner Ian Mance at The Southern Coalition for Social Justice, this team is visualizing the data used to discuss racial profiling patterns in crime enforcement across police departments in NC. The website is meant to be a tool for Police Chiefs and the public for monitoring good community policing practices. See their 1hr presentation here

The technology development started in 2014 with 3 core members - Colin Copeland, Andy Shapiro, and Dylan Young. The project has been lauded by the White House Police Data Initiative, and…

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