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Michigan Unifies Disparate Data with R and SODA

When it comes to data issues, a data shortage is rarely a challenge for governments. However, uniting data around cross-departmental ...

Seattle Hackathon Innovates for ‘Real World Impact’

Traffic collisions, orca pods, and voters guides — what will you hack to advance the public good? Hacky New Year, ...

Why Data Matters for LA’s Nascent Cannabis Industry

What happens when an established industry in the informal economy is decriminalized and enters the formal economy? In Los Angeles, ...

How a Memphis Dashboard Saved the City 26 Analyst Hours a Month

If tomorrow, you could snap your fingers and do anything with your data, what would it be? That’s the question ...

Look Who’s Coming to Connect!

Registration is open for Tyler Connect, the Socrata annual user conference! Socrata Connect — now called Tyler Connect — is ...

Biggest Socrata Client Headlines of The Year

As the end of 2018 approaches, we’re reflecting on some remarkable accomplishments and headlines throughout the year from governments at ...

Meet the New Data Bosses

Certain leaders, in key positions, light a spark in government. They’re intent on discovering new ways to drive innovation, improve ...

Miami and Pennsylvania Apply Lean to Performance Management

If you work in government, you’ve probably heard these buzzwords: process improvement, performance management, and lean. Lean is the crux ...

What Data Reveals About Ourselves — From Better Ways to Govern to Hidden Biases

Data is fodder for modern-day anthropology, revealing our values, biases, and priorities. It’s the trails we leave behind, says data ...

How 3 Smart Governments Share Data-Driven Stories

People care about the nuts-and-bolts work of their governments. They want to know how cities are addressing homelessness, how they’re ...

Using Public Data to Enjoy the Great Outdoors

Just because fall is here doesn’t mean it’s time to give up on the outdoors. In fact, depending where you ...

Data Academy Launches New Government Data Training

Socrata Data Academy, the nationwide initiative to teach government decision-makers and analysts how to apply data to solve problems, is partnering ...

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