NC Datapalooza 2017 Finalists for Nov 13th, 2017

Today, NC Datapalooza selected 3 finalists for the upcoming November 13th Finale event.

The finalists will compete for the $5,000 grand prize at the NC Datapalooza Finale on November 13, 2017, at HQ Raleigh’s Cannon Ballroom.  Early Bird registration is now available for the Finale event.

NC Datapalooza tapped the finalists at All Things Open conference in Raleigh, NC. The finalists include:

  • CivicRise who is developing a smartphone app that helps and encourages people to become more informed, active citizens.


  • Are We Represented is an easy to use tool contrasting demographic data of elected bodies with demographic data of communities for which they make decisions.  


  • mConnect “Connecting Communities” is a mobile solution designed and created by a team of Triangle residents. Town of Morrisville version available currently on Google and Apple App Stores.

“One of the outcomes we’d like to see from CityCamp NC and NC DataPalooza is more sustainable civic tech. Hackathons are great at creating shiny new objects or prototyping a solution over the course of a weekend. We want to improve our communities with open data, user-centric design, sustainable solutions, and collaborative partnerships.” Jason Hibbets, CityCamp NC and NC DataPalooza co-chair

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About the NC Datapalooza & CityCamp NC

NC Datapalooza – Our mission is to provide a robust set of usable open data that can be manipulated by local entrepreneurs; increase regional collaboration around open data; stimulate significant economic and community development, and position North Carolina as a hotbed of open-data and entrepreneurial activity. For more visit

NC DataPalooza and CityCamp NC are continuing their partnership.

CityCamp NC – CityCamp NC is three days of open sourced talks, workshops, and hands-on problem solving, to reimagine the way the web, applications, technology, and participation will shape the future of NC cities. Learn more here,

CONTACT: Zach Ambrose, Principal, Ambrose Strategy, 919-438-2752,