Monday, July 08, 2013

Civic Data Challenge 2013

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From: Steven Clift
Date: Monday, July 8, 2013
Subject: [DW] Civic Data Challenge 2013

I asked Alice to send along some info I could share on the Newswire about:

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From: *Alice Murphy*
Date: Wednesday, July 3, 2013

The Civic Data Challenge ( turns the raw data
of civic health into useful applications and visualizations that have
direct impact on public decision-making.

Through the Challenge, participants will bring new minds and skill sets to
the field of civic health, with the purpose of making data-driven community
insights more valuable and accessible. All entries must be thoughtfully
informed by Civic Health data (

In order to achieve an exceptional level of real-world usefulness,
designers, data scientists, researchers, and application developers will
collaborate with local leaders and respond to the needs of specific
communities or social issues.

Entries are due *July 28, 2013*. Participants are competing for exciting
prizes including speaking engagements, conference passes, gadgets, and
cash. You can read the latest prize announcement here:

Visit to join the Challenge!

Submit your entry to @CivicData Challenge by 7/28: win cool prizes and have
an impact in your #community
*Facebook Post:*
You have until July 28 to submit your Civic Data Challenge entry and
compete for  exciting prizes including: speaking engagements, promotion,
gadgets, cash and more! http://www.****

On Wed, Jun 26, 2013 at 1:21 PM, Steven Clift <> wrote:

If you recall last year I shared it widely when I found out about it. But
that was late and contributed to you extending the deadline.

I'd be glad to give it some attention, but I need a simple text only
description with some "what's it about" bullets to share with exposed links.
On Jun 26, 2013 12:11 PM, "Alice Murphy" <> wrote:

Hi Steven,

The Civic Data Challenge has three phases:
-Ideation (a collective brainstorm)
-Creation (time for participants to get to work creating their entries.
Submissions are due July 28 and will be judged. Finalists move on to our
next phase and final phase, Implementation)
-Implementation (finalists pilot their products in communities. A second
round of judging determines grand prize winners)

For more information on the Challenge, including the scoring rubric, please
visit the Rules and Criteria page:



On Tue, Jun 25, 2013 at 10:27 PM, Steven Clift <>wrote:

Is there another round?
On Jun 25, 2013 9:43 PM, "Alice Murphy" <> wrote:

Hi Steven,

I'm just checking in to see if you could use any help as you develop your
entry for the Civic Data Challenge.

If you're looking for additional team members, we have a Team Builder
Survey that will help us match you with other participants. You can
complete it here:

I also wanted to make sure you know of our new lifeline opportunity to
receive feedback on your entry from our team of advisors. I encourage you
to take advantage of this great resource here:

You can also find other tools, tips, and free service credits on our
Resources page:
Please let me know if you need any further assistance.

Alice & the Civic Data Challenge Team

P.S. Keep an eye out for a Civic Data Challenge prize announcement later
this week!
*Alice Murphy**
*Program Manager, Civic Health Initiatives | NCoC
*We've Moved*: 1201 15th St. NW, Suite 420 | Washington, DC 20005
*New Phone*: 202.303.2435 | **

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