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) and the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative to ensure that target data sets do not contain any personally identifiable information (PII) of any student or teacher in the Commonwealth.
This event brings together many existing data sets, most of which are already publically available via the DESE website. Provided data fully complies with Federal regulations, including the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).
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
COMMBUYS Provides New Web Platform for Commonwealth Businesses/Government Commerce posted on Jun 23
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
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