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First POST: Inspiration

BY Nick Judd | Tuesday, February 12 2013

Take Our Money!

  • The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation is today launching a three-month process to find and support innovative open government projects by investing up to $5 million across each of several winners.

  • Knight's media learning seminar is streaming live.

  • If you're submitting a project, know your history: David Eaves reminds civic hackers that they are in a field with years of backstory, old code, and successes and failures to learn from.

  • Anthea Watson Strong, now at Google's Politics and Elections team, has suggested that people consider the data infrastructure they're building in the course of starting an app, as well — the slowly growing amount of cleaned and ready data available about American cities and citizens.

  • Related: Don't forget Code Across America, a nationwide civic-hacking weekend event from Feb. 22-24.


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