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Open Gov Hack Nights
May 13, 2013 Michelle F10
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“Civic hackers” working with community members and civic organizations to repurpose the city's data into useful Web tools. Examples include Sweep Around Us helps drivers avoid parking tickets by registering for message alerts letting them know when their streets will be swept; cpstiers.opencityapps.org, which was adopted by the Chicago Public Schools, allows parents to easily determine which CPS “tier” they fall into and thus their children’s chances of getting into a selective school; the Vacant and Abandoned Building Finder; and Look at Cook, which tracks Cook County budgets and expenditures are just some of the examples of tools that were started at the Open Gov Hack night. Hack Nights happen one night a month.


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