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Mass EduData Challenge Marks its Third Week

Mass EduData Challenge Marks its Third Week posted on Jun 24

The Mass EduData Challenge, an education-centered civic data challenge, just completed its third week. Since the May 28th launch at Cambridge hacker space, hack/reduce the challenge has seen a steady increase in participants. The goal of the challenge participants is to enhance educational tools and   …Continue Reading Mass EduData Challenge Marks its Third Week

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COMMBUYS Provides New Web Platform for Commonwealth Businesses/Government Commerce posted on Jun 23

COMMBUYS Provides New Web Platform for Commonwealth Businesses/Government Commerce

In 1997, a new web-based bid solicitation system called Comm-PASS was launched by the Commonwealth. At the time, it was considered cutting edge. Unfortunately as time progressed, Comm-PASS no longer adequately met customer demand. Accordingly, the Operational Services Division (OSD) sought to create something better.   …Continue Reading COMMBUYS Provides New Web Platform for Commonwealth Businesses/Government Commerce

Developers Dive into Educational Data at the Mass EduData Challenge Kickoff posted on Jun 3

Developers Dive into Educational Data at the Mass EduData Challenge Kickoff

The Mass EduData Challenge, a six-week open data competition, held its official kickoff event on Wednesday, May 28th at hack/reduce. This education-focused civic hacking competition challenges developers to enhance educational outcomes by leveraging public data sets maintained by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education   …Continue Reading Developers Dive into Educational Data at the Mass EduData Challenge Kickoff

Privacy Policy Regarding the #MassEduData Challenge posted on May 28

The Commonwealth, the sponsors and partners involved in the #MassEduData Challenge take privacy and security extremely seriously.  Security was our first priority when this event was conceived. To ensure participants’ privacy, we have worked with our partners at the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE)   …Continue Reading Privacy Policy Regarding the #MassEduData Challenge

Mass EduData Challenge: Tech Teams Leverage Open Data to Enhance Educational Outcomes posted on May 23

Mass EduData Challenge:  Tech Teams Leverage Open Data to Enhance Educational Outcomes

Open data is a catalyst for innovation; putting information in the hands of Massachusetts’ inventive citizens provides for endless possibilities. When the MBTA made their public transit schedules publicly available it spurred a host of new mobile applications, allowing commuters to easily track their trains   …Continue Reading Mass EduData Challenge: Tech Teams Leverage Open Data to Enhance Educational Outcomes

2013 Annual Report of the Office of the Government Innovation Officer (OGIO) posted on Dec 12

2013 Annual Report of the Office of the Government Innovation Officer (OGIO)

The last year has been productive and exciting for the Patrick administration as we have moved forward on our innovation agenda within Massachusetts state government. During Fiscal Year 2013 (FY13), the following activities were completed: Assessed needs and “opportunities for innovation” among the Commonwealth executive   …Continue Reading 2013 Annual Report of the Office of the Government Innovation Officer (OGIO)