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Open Data Makes Good Advertising for MTA

BY Nancy Scola | Tuesday, December 14 2010

New York City's Metropolitan Transportation Authority is running an ad campaign on the city's subways bragging on the fact that the agency didn't make their own apps, and instead invited other folks to do it by opening ... Read More

If Data Is The First Step, Scraperwiki is a Staircase

BY Nick Judd | Wednesday, December 8 2010

Max Ogden's video on Web scraping with Scraperwiki from Max Ogden on Vimeo. Read More

Will Hack for Food

BY Nancy Scola | Wednesday, December 8 2010

Saturday's Food+Tech Hackathon in Manhattan's Soho Haven co-working space. Read More

An Open Data Day Bounty

BY Nick Judd | Monday, December 6 2010

A screenshot of a visualization built as part of International Open Data Day, a distributed day of civic action from hackers and wonks the world over. Source: David Eaves This weekend, Canadian writer, activist and open ... Read More

Open Data at the Golden Gate, But Transparency? Maybe Not Yet

BY Nick Judd | Friday, November 19 2010

San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom signs open data legislation into law. Photo: Courtesy Gavin Newsom / twitpic San Francisco, Ca., made the news last week when its board of supervisors passed an open-data law, one-upping ... Read More

Open Data, Crowdsourcing, and the Airport Security Fight

BY Nick Judd | Thursday, November 18 2010

Josh Sulkin, a graduate student at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, might be about to get his big break. Inspired by the Sunlight Foundation and the Apps for Democracy contests, he created FlyOnTime, an app ... Read More

Why Your Insurance Plan's Been Disappeared from Obama's HealthCare.gov

BY Nancy Scola | Monday, October 4 2010

A screen shot from the Obama administration's upgraded HealthCare.gov showing all the health insurance plans available to me -- as in, none. Read More

Spreading the Gospel of Data.gov

BY Nancy Scola | Monday, October 4 2010

Bill Alllison finds an intriguing job posting. GSA is listing an opening (or Request for Information, at least) for "an Evangelist for Data.gov Open Government": Read More