In GovFresh competition, Chicago Lobbyists wins a first prize and Chicago places second as City of the Year
by Paul Baker
Chicago Lobbyists placed first as “Best use of open source” and the city of Chicago placed second to New York City as City of the Year. New York was cited for its Engage NYC initiative, aimed at getting designers and developers civically active, and NYC Open Data, a repository of more than 850 city datasets, including public school data.
GovFresh also highlights five Cook County open data visualizations based on the county’s new Socrata open data catalog, including Public facilities and services, top sheriff’s violations, outpatient registrations, mortgages, and elected officials.
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In the spirit of openness, the goal of this blog is to share our milestones, setbacks and thoughts as we continue to develop and expand this project.
Who are we?
We are Open City, a group of developers and designers based in Chicago that build civic-minded apps using open data.
- Paul Baker
- President and co-founder of Webitects
- Derek Eder
- Developer at Webitects and organizer for OpenGov Chicago
- Chad W Pry
- Engineer at Groupon, Code Academy mentor, and all around charming fellow
- Nick Rougeux
- Designer and CSS wiz at Webitects