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... open data has a context problem. Or, a better way to say this is that governments and data providers have not invested as much time and resources in providing context to end users as they have in providing data.
Data Feminism, Catherine D'Ignazio & Lauren Klein
A core focus area for CIVIC in 2020 is developing open methodology and technology for collecting, documenting, and sharing contextual information about public datasets. The methodology and technology we develop will be made available publicly and used for all data on-boarding for the CIVIC Platform.
We want to engage a diverse group of participants in this highly interactive 6-week cohort to inform our strategy and approach, which will guide the work of a full production team later in the year.
The CIVIC Platform is open technology infrastructure for public data that embeds the principles of equity and impact with uncommon transparency into the process of data science, design, and visualization. Industry-grade technology, built for scale and owned in the public interest.
We bring together teams across disciplines, organizations, and backgrounds to tackle complex information challenges. We bring intense care, attention, and resources to curating collaborative environments that support our contributors and deliver real-world outcomes.
When you become a CIVIC contributor, we invest in your training, onboarding, and continuous support in a production environment. That means teams of talented people, worthwhile projects to work on, and a realistic plan for delivery and success.
Even for experts, contributing starts with a volunteer experience in our unique collaboration environment. But we know that volunteering isn't sustainable forever, especially for people who want to expand their participation.
That's why we created CIVIC Master Builders, a peer-nominated network of experienced contributors. We look to this network first for paid CIVIC team roles, from project-based consulting to part-time and full-time positions.
Become a Contributor
For institutions who are custodians of data in the public interest, we can create specialized teams to take your vision into production.
Every project we take on benefits from CIVIC's vast contributor network and extensible technical infrastructure. Individual projects are supported by a vast body of knowledge created over years of interdisciplinary work.
Each project improves our interconnected systems. This then accelerates future development and the adaptation of data models and tools across the nation and disparate focus areas, which has the added benefit of making this technology increasingly faster, more reliable, and cost efficient to build over time.
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