I work with open data and create tools in Chicago to improve the public good. Read more »
Founder and Partner at
A civic technology and consulting company in Chicago
Lead Organizer of
Chi Hack Night
Chicago's weekly event to build, share & learn about civic tech
Group that create apps with open data to improve transparency and understanding of our government
Display any CSV (comma separated values) file as a searchable, filterable, pretty HTML table
Are you curious about what legislation the Chicago City Council has been passing? Search, browse, subscribe and comment on everything the City Council has done since Jan 1st 2010.
CAPS meetings, are recurring events with the Chicago Police and residents that encourage community members and police to work together to reduce crime. CAPSure lets you find out when and where your next meeting is.
How’s Business provides a view of Chicago’s local economy. It uses open data to show how several economic indicators have been trending since 2005.
The Census Bureau collects data on how Chicagoans get to work via the American Community Survey. I created some charts to show commuting patterns for Chicago, from the S0801 table: Commuting characteristics by sex.
Explore crime trends in Chicago's 50 wards using this data visualization by
open data about Chicago crimes
released by the
Chicago Police Department.
Press: GovFresh | MetaFilter
An open data, open government, and open source project intended to improve the transparency of interactions between the City of Chicago and lobbyists and their clients.
Press: Govfresh | Chicagoist | City press release | MetaFilter
Do you have a weekly veggie CSA and can't pick it up sometimes? Wouldn't it be nice if you could donate your box to charity? Well now you can. Share my Share allows residents of Logan Square to feed Chicago's hungry with their extra CSA boxes.
Budget transparency visualization for Cook County, IL displaying all county departments broken down by fund and
control officer from 1993 to 2011. Done as a collaboration with 12th District Commissioner John Fritchey. Built with Fusion Tables and jQuery.
Press: O'Reilly Radar | Govfresh | MetaFilter