Pioneering new ways of delivering basic public services
Our mission is to leverage civic data science tools to help municipalities deliver public services more efficiently, effectively and imaginatively. In that spirit, we have embarked on the following projects:
Street Quality Identification Device or "SQUID" combines a Raspberry Pi microcomputer with an accelerometer, GPS and a camera to passively collect street surface quality data and provide a visual ground truth for municipal street inspection across the entire city. This project was supported by the Knight Foundation Prototype Fund and we have completed a pilot project with the city of Syracuse, NY.
- Forbes Tech Blog, The Knight Foundation Funds 20 Media Tech Projects With $35,000
A civic engagement platform to create a seamless volunteering experience and integrate civic actions routinely. We envision this as a well designed mobile app that connects skilled volunteers with educators & classrooms to offer a new pipeline of learning opportunities. The overarching purpose is to demonstrate how a digital matching platform can offer scalable, personalized learning experiences and move us beyond our one-size-fits-all factory like education system.