Open Data

Demo’d Spokin at the City of Seattle’s Open Data Policy launch event

  As users of the City of Seattle’s open data, we’ve been really excited about the proactive stance the City has been taking toward increasing transparency and engagement with citizens through their Open Data program.   They recently “launched” a new Open Data Policy, formalized by having the Mayor sign…

Wrapping Up Our Community Wellbeing Report Pages Prototype at DSSG

During the summer of 2015, we were selected to participate in the University of Washington’s eScience Institute Data Science for Social Good summer incubator program, where we worked with an interdisciplinary group of graduate student fellows and faculty research scientists to develop an initial prototype of our proposed community well-being…

Apolis: Our Third Place Heatmap Project at HackHousing

This past weekend I attended “HackHousing”, a hackathon hosted by Zillow in coordination with the White House, U.S. Department of Commerce and theDepartment of Housing and Urban Development and in partnership with the Department of Computer Science & Engineering at the University of Washington. It was a great hackathon, very well attended…