Civic Tech and Open Data


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The Chung Report highlights Open Wichita, a community organization focused on using technology to drive civic change.

Open Wichita works in conjunction with the City of Wichita and Wichita Police by pushing for more data to be published from government servers, allowing more people to see the data and then use it to conjure innovative solutions for Wichita's future.

Sharing government data, from traffic citations to the times and locations of public meetings, in a way that makes it easier to analyze and use alongside technology is what Open Wichita is all about.

According to Capt. Doug Nolte of the Wichita Police Department, open data provides the public plenty of opportunity for new insight and dialogue. Nolte, however, adds that while open data allows transparency, there should not be a breach of privacy. Read the Entire Article


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