June 17th I was at MIT to attend the 2010 Future of News and Civic Media Conference. Civic hackers galore. More specifically I was there because of the “Data into Action” panel. Nick Grossman, my boss, was on the panel — among other things, announcing OpenBlock.
What’s OpenBlock? In a nutshell, we’ll be leading the effort to make the technology behind everyblock.com more accessible to newspapers that don’t have a huge web budget. So a local paper could put up maps of “hyperlocal news” – stuff you care about happening in your neighborhood, down to the block level. Read on..