I work with open data and create open source apps and tools in Chicago. Read more »
An open data web development and consulting company in Chicago.
Group of volunteers that create civic web apps with open data
Open Gov Hack Night
Weekly event for building civic technology with open data
Hi, I'm Derek Eder. I've been building websites in Chicago since 2005. During the day, I run DataMade, a civic technology company. We work on projects that make open data, make open source software, and make people more powerful.
Put your data on a searchable, filterable map. This is a free, open source tool and template powered by Google Fusion Tables.
To make Chicago’s zoning code digestible by humans, we took inspiration from one of our favorite games: Sim City 2000. Find out how your building is zoned, learn where to locate your business and explore zoning patterns throughout the city.
CPS places every part of the city into one of four socio-economic "tiers" and requires selective schools to reserve the same number of spots for the students from each tier. Find which CPS tier you are in with this tool.
Demond Drummer and Derek Eder share the story of how community organizers, technologists, and the City of Chicago collaborated to roll out a new program to give local residents ownership of vacant land in their neighborhood and incentivize neighborhood-level investment.
What's the OpenGov thing all about anyway? In my first ever Pecha Kucha-style talk, I make an attempt to summarize 7 years of Open Government history in 6 minutes and 20 seconds.