Budget Data Release

Budget Data Release

This week we added new data to DataCuse focusing on the budget. In his State of the City address, Mayor Walsh detailed some of the challenges the City faces when it comes to finances.

In an effort to be open and to explain the way the City budgets and spends money, we now have data about spending...

Plowing through the Data: The Winners!

Plowing through the Data: The Winners!

For the second year in a row, the City of Syracuse partnered with Syracuse University’s School of Information Studies and AT&T to run a civic hackathon. More than 30 teams and 90 people signed up to participate, and ultimately 16 teams submitted projects. The winners had creative solutions that were well-conceived and built out enough that we could get an idea of how to implement in the future.

Plowing Through the Data Hackathon

Plowing Through the Data Hackathon

Today, we are excited to release some of the snowplow data as part of the “Plowing Through the Data” hackathon, put on in partnership with the Syracuse University School of Information Studies and AT&T. We did a similar hackathon last year, and look forward to seeing what ideas and projects people come up with.

TRAIN OF THOUGHT

TRAIN OF THOUGHT

I was running late to the Behavioral Insights conference in NYC. Despite planning efforts, I was having trouble checking into the hotel and now only had fifteen minutes to get from East 92nd Street and 1st Avenue to 78th and Madison (Bloomberg Philanthropies!). Seeing the time tick by, I made a decision. I abandoned the concierge, grabbed my luggage and began my stressed out walk/run toward the nearest 6 train. While I clamored across the upper east side, I drilled through what I would do if I got there five minutes late (walk in quietly and sit down) versus fifteen minutes late (wait out the first meeting of the day and join the group after) versus more than thirty minutes late (resign in shame).

DataCuse: The City of Syracuse's Open Data Portal

DataCuse: The City of Syracuse's Open Data Portal

Today, we are excited to launch DataCuse, an open data portal and website for the City of Syracuse. You can visit it now at data.syrgov.net.

We’ve posted here about how we use data to make decisions and why making data publicly available is important. With DataCuse, people in the community have access to a growing list of data that is collected and created by the City.

Open Data on Climate Change

Open Data on Climate Change

In April 2017, the Environmental Protection Agency removed information from its website relating to climate change. This included scientifically-based information and data about climate change, its causes, and its impacts... Thanks to work led by the City of Chicago, the information that used to reside on the EPA’s website was copied and is now published on a variety of municipal websites, including the City of Syracuse’s.