On June 1 and June 2, 2017 OpenGrid will be featured as a part of Mozilla’s Global Sprint, a fun, fast-paced and two-day collaborative event to hack and build projects for a healthy Internet. Participants will be able to partner with a diverse network of scientists, educators, artists, engineers and others in person and online to innovate in the open.
OpenGrid is an open-source site that provides residents access to data about their community in a single map. Residents, researchers, and non-profits can use the data to find historical information on crimes, business licenses, building permits to real-time information on their phones or desktop. It’s mission is to improve Chicagoans’ ability to meaningfully use open data beyond the capacity of current data portals by providing residents and City leaders a way to visually understand complex municipal data. The site was launched by the City of Chicago in February 2016 and since then, released 4 new versions based on feedback we’ve received from casual users. Being an open-sourced project, the code is available to everyone, allowing this application to be made for residents and by residents.
If you are in the Chicago area and would like to attend in person please visit this site here for more details. Check-out OpenGrid’s roadmap and outstanding issues for ideas. Looking forward to collaborating with you!