Our Projects

We work on a wide variety of collaborative projects that use data technology to make a positive impact on society.

How we work

In the constant pursuit of our mission, our community engages in a mix of two types of projects: community- and partner-led. Community-led projects are proposed and self-organized by members of our community, while partner-led projects are more formal collaborations with city governments and non-government organizations.

Regardless of the type of project, each initiative is a collaboration between people whose skill sets and interests directly match the needs of the task at hand. We are able to do what we do because of the passionate commitment and energy our volunteers bring to our community and each project they’re a part of.

All of the Data for Democracy projects are managed via our online Slack community. Use the link below to "Join Us" - fill out the simple request form, and you'll be invited to D4D within Slack.

You can also review the Active Projects and choose to join a particular project, or simply join D4D and check out our projects in Slack. Welcome!

Active projects

Election Transparency

Election Transparency

Aggregating and normalizing county-level election results, to be shared with the broader public.

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Drug Spending

Drug Spending

Researching where and how Medicare tax dollars are being spent, and presenting these findings in clear and accessible ways.

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Insight Lane - The D4D Crash Model

Insight Lane - The D4D Crash Model

Using data science to help cities build safer roads

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Eviction Chatbot

Eviction Chatbot

A conversational chatbot providing legal information to tenants facing eviction

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Hate Speech

Hate Speech

Creating an algorithm to determine whether text is hate speech

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Weather Data

Weather Data

Democratizing Weather Data to make it easier for people to use.

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Far Right

Far Right

Projects investigating the alt-right, militia groups, etc.

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Open Elections

Open Elections

collecting elections data

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Public Utility Data Liberation (PUDL)

Public Utility Data Liberation (PUDL)

Discussion of Catalyst Cooperative's Public Utility Data Liberation project.

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Conviction Health

Conviction Health

A generation of empowered young Australians capable of taking responsibility for their personal health.

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Are You Fake News?

Are You Fake News?

Development on areyoufakenews.com

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Sydney Crime Spot

Sydney Crime Spot

To perform analysis on the open crime data and deliver insights

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Texas Beer Project

Texas Beer Project

Fix Texas' Broken Beer Laws

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Amnesty International: Twitter Troll Project

Amnesty International: Twitter Troll Project

looking for problematic and abusive tweets sent to over 1000 women monitored in a year to identify, and cut down on online abuse.

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Immigration Connect

Immigration Connect

Supporting non-profits working on immigration issues

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WhiteHouseDotGov

WhiteHouseDotGov

Harvesting, munging, and analyzing data from current and past administrations’ public websites

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Run For Office

Run For Office

Dedicated to the collection of all municipal level offices in the U.S. for the purpose of getting the data on RunForOffice.org

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NSW Fuel Prices

NSW Fuel Prices

This is a Data for Democracy (Sydney) project

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Sermon Archieve

Sermon Archieve

Working to automate archiving of sermons from hundreds of US churches, and auto-converting audio to text.

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Just Politics

Just Politics

Identifying vulnerable seats in the 2018 midterm elections

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Open Source Ethnographic Project

Open Source Ethnographic Project

A project that will study how people trust information by conducting ethnography in an open source way

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Healthcare Projects

Healthcare Projects

Bringing transparency to healthcare through data

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