Data Analysis 101

Data Analysis 101

Have you ever set out to organize your garage, only to take one look at the enormity of the task and back slowly into the house? That’s how data analysis can feel. Not to mention the fact that it’s one task to compile the data, and a whole new task to...
Linked Open Data for an Open World

Linked Open Data for an Open World

“Linked data realizes the vision of evolving the Web into a global data commons, allowing applications to operate on top of an unbounded set of data sources, via standardized access mechanisms. I expect that Linked Data will enable a significant evolutionary step in...
Measuring the Entire U.S. Criminal Justice System

Measuring the Entire U.S. Criminal Justice System

“They can’t change what they can’t see.” The United States is comprised of 3,000 individual counties, each with its own criminal justice system. Yet, there are no metrics or data tracking the performance of these systems within any county, leaving everyone — from...
Police Accountability in Five Minutes

Police Accountability in Five Minutes

Police brutality and lack of accountability have become major issues in our country. For years, police officers have essentially been allowed to act however they see fit in any given situation with little to no fear of being called out for inappropriate behavior. Now,...
Ease on Down the Road to Using Open Data

Ease on Down the Road to Using Open Data

When it comes to working with open data, a lot of time is spent simply discovering, cleaning, combining, and formatting data before you can even begin to use it in your project. Enter an open knowledge-focused non-profit aiming to solve this issue with...