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A Mid-Year Look at the Latest Socrata Foundation Grantees

The Socrata Foundation supports society-improving organizations that lack the necessary resources to fulfill their data-driven missions. Established in 2015, the ...

The Mission Behind Open Data: Q&A with Socrata’s CEO

Kevin Merritt, Socrata’s founder and CEO, recently took part in a Q&A to share his thoughts on the role that ...

What Works Cities Welcomes Latest Open Data All-stars

Earlier this month, the What Works Cities initiative announced their latest round of participants, which included open data all-stars: Raleigh, ...

Socrata Foundation Announces 2015 Grants

At the Socrata Foundation, we’re proud to announce the most recent grantees as well as our new website and official ...

Open Data Rockstar: George Sivulka

High school student George Sivulka is the founder and lead organizer of NASA’s Space Apps Next Gen, a high school ...

Open Data Rockstar: Tyrone Grandison

As Deputy Chief Data Officer for the U.S. Department of Commerce, Tyrone Grandison’s work touches many aspects of the nation’s ...

One Month to Make a Difference: Automating Affordable Housing Applications

Marcus Louie participated in Socrata’s “One Month to Make a Difference” Program, a paid sabbatical to implement an open data ...

Open Data Rockstar: Jennifer Pahlka

Civic tech pioneer Jennifer Pahlka is the Founder and Executive Director of Code for America. She served as the U.S. ...

One Month to Make a Difference: Using Data to Streamline Public Housing Applications

It’s almost a full-time job to apply for public housing in Washington, D.C. Applicants need to fill out a paper ...

Open Data Rockstar: Waldo Jaquith

Open government visionary Waldo Jaquith directs the U.S. Open Data Institute. Jaquith also was a roadie with the Rolling Stones ...

Women in Technology: Jovana Teodorovic, A New Group in Seattle Tech

Jovana Teodorovic, Socrata’s Head of Talent, is not hesitant to discuss the patterns she sees in recruiting. Recently featured on ...

ODTV Video of the Week: Bob Runge on Building Innovative Products

Done right, open data can answer nearly endless amounts of questions. But the key phrase there is “done right” — ...

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