In exciting local news, Durham and Durham County are launching a new site dedicated to centralizing public data in Summer 2015. Their press release mentions a health sanitation app Code for Durham built as a model of civic engagement with open data. Our own co-founder and CTO, Colin Copeland, is co-captain of Code for Durham, a volunteer organization dedicated to building apps that improve government transparency.
Their press release describes the project:
“The City of Durham and Durham County Government are embarking on an open data partnership that will lay the groundwork for businesses, non-profits, journalists, universities, and residents to access and use the wealth of public data available between the two government organizations, while becoming even more transparent to the residents of Durham.”
We’re looking forward to seeing all the great apps for Durhamites that result from this big step towards open government!