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Listen to testimony in favor of state Open Data Policy [AUDIO] civic

Mar. 7, 2014 4:35 pm

Listen to testimony in favor of state Open Data Policy [AUDIO]

As Technical.ly Baltimore reported in January, the Open Data Policy is being pushed by Sen. Bill Ferguson from Baltimore. If the Open Data Policy is voted into law, Ferguson said it will be Maryland’s “first formalized step towards an open data regime.”
Goucher College to host civic hackathon in April [EVENT] creative

Mar. 6, 2014 8:15 am

Goucher College to host civic hackathon in April [EVENT]

The hackathon, organized by the college's graduate programs department, is looking for projects that include, but aren't limited to, "apps, videos, websites, games [and] plans."
What’s next for the City of Baltimore’s hackathon bid? civic

Feb. 26, 2014 1:40 pm

What’s next for the City of Baltimore’s hackathon bid?

As of this month, just two groups submitted bids to be considered for the planning of three city-sponsored hackathons, according to bid results released by the Board of Estimates.
Open data startup HDScores crowdfunding its way to a mobile app business

Feb. 25, 2014 8:30 am

Open data startup HDScores crowdfunding its way to a mobile app

Crowdfunding of the Week is a regular series highlighting the technology, creative and innovation crowdfunding campaigns in Baltimore that might be worth your support.
City of Baltimore launches real-time map of 311 calls [MAP] civic

Feb. 20, 2014 8:15 am

City of Baltimore launches real-time map of 311 calls [MAP]

The Mayor's Office of Information Technology has "soft-launched" a map displaying 311 service calls in real-time. City CTO Chris Tonjes said, "This is a work in progress and some things are a bit buggy."
State software should be able to produce open data: Bill Ferguson civic

Feb. 14, 2014 10:15 am

State software should be able to produce open data: Bill Ferguson

Different departments collect and maintain data using different software, which means it's difficult to collate state government data in an efficient and comprehensible manner.
State senator Bill Ferguson pushes Open Data Policy in 2014 [Q&A] civic

Jan. 29, 2014 12:15 pm

State senator Bill Ferguson pushes Open Data Policy in 2014 [Q&A]

Ferguson has introduced a bill into this year's session that calls for the creation of a statewide Open Data Policy and a Council on Open Data to sift through Maryland's databases and determine what should be made publicly available.