Open source software is about communities helping each other achieve bigger and better things.
When OpenSource Connections found out about the National Day of Civic Hacking we were excited to be part of a national event. Broadening our involvment with open source to the civil space seems obvious after the fact. Democracy thrives on participation, and opportunities for software and big data experts abound!
In June of 2013 OSC hosted at our offices one of almost 100 events nationally, where like minded hackers could come and lend a brain. Joining us was a epresentative from the Trademarks branch of the USPTO, who helped us explore the unmapped relationships in trademark data with the Lewis and Ziva projects.
Another team, made up of Brian Rimel and Matt Clark tackled putting a face on fire data with some gorgous heat maps.
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