Tagged: Civic Tech

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Learn Python Through Public Data Hacking

What could possibly be more fun than learning Python? Why learning Python by hacking on open public datasets, of course! Learn Python basics by reading files, scraping the web, building data structures, and analyzing real world data. By the end, you will not only learn a thing or two, you...

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List of Public Data Sets

If you’re looking for data to play with, parse, or process, then here’s a great big list of public data sets I found via Data Science Central. Useful for aspiring Data Scientists and Civic Tech hackers alike, have at them and build something great! Copied below for convenience. Agriculture U.S....

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Quorum Analytics Announces Partnership with Leidos

I found this story on Technical.ly DC. Political data startup Quorum Analytics announced on Monday that it has partnered with Leidos, a leading Capitol Hill IT vendor, to increase its presence in the offices of our legislators here in D.C. and around the country. Here’s the Tweet announcing the partnership:...

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SF Muni Hacker Gets Hacked

Hak5has a show focused on security issues called Threatwire. Great show. But what got my attention was the SF Muni Hacker getting hacked in a very interesting turn of events. There’s other security news that you should be aware of as well. Be careful out there.

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Smart Cities: San Diego

National Geographic Channel featured only one U.S. city in its acclaimed documentary series World’s Smart Cities: San Diego. The city was chosen for its strong technology sector, local innovators, green practices, smart public planning and an unparalleled quality of life. Watch the documentary and get inspired.