Does Open Data Build Trust? A story of Demond, police data, and his grandmother’s recycling bin


Rising ninth-grader Demond Fortenberry opened his first city data set: “Use of Force” records created by the Public Integrity Bureau at the New Orleans Police Department. As part of a three-day event engaging youth to build apps on top of soon-to-be released policing data sets, he was one of the first New Orleanians to ever see these records.

Read more of Demond’s story on the White House Medium channel

(View the email that announced this piece on the White House Blog.)

Building Open Data from the Ground Up: Eight years after Katrina

Code for America Summit 2013

The story of eight years of progress toward open data in New Orleans, and how using a lean startup approach with the Code for America team to develop a thin, lightweight, public-facing app influenced the data architecture of the city’s enterprise land management application.