R Package for Civic Hacking from CKAN

Partner(s) TBD
DSWG Teammates Jude C. (for now)

Project Detail

CKAN is an open-source open-data portal/publishing solution for governments. It is not as powerful as its proprietary/commercial cousin, Socrata, in the ways of access, summarization, visualization, etc, …but it has the potential to be.

This project aims to develop an R package for wrappers to the most popular ways in which citizen technologists (aka “civic hackers”) might engage with a CKAN portal’s datasets. Thus, the secondary aim of this project is to help governments more easily adopt CKAN, rather than have to pay for the deployment and maintenance of a proprietary solution.

If you’re interested in this project, please contact teammate Jude Calvillo!