Vote in OpenDataRace: final days to show support for what city data you want - Philly


Oct. 25, 2011 10:20 am

Vote in OpenDataRace: final days to show support for what city data you want

The winners will be announced at the next Open Access Philly event.


Cast your vote in the last days of the OpenDataRace, the contest that aims to get a sense of what city data most interests Philadelphians.The voting closes Thursday night.

Vote at

Nonprofits nominated some two dozen data sets related to their mission. Find more background on the contest here.

The top three winners will be announced at Friday’s OpenAccessPhilly forum, and small cash prizes will be given to the related nonprofits.

Then, the contests organizers — Azavea, NPower, the William Penn Foundation and, full disclosure, Technically Philly — will work with the city to highlight methods to release that city data.

Christopher Wink

Christopher Wink is a cofounder and Editorial Director of, the local technology news network. In that capacity, he is a co-organizer of Philly Tech Week, Baltimore Innovation Week, Delaware Innovation Week and other events that bring smart people together. Previously, Wink worked for a homeless advocacy nonprofit and was a freelance reporter for a variety of publications. He writes regularly about news innovation and best business practices on his personal blog here. The bicycle commuter loves cities, urban politics and squabbling about neighborhood boundaries.


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