About the Civic Data Alliance
The Civic Data Alliance (CDA) is Louisville’s Code for America Brigade and we are focused on being a force for open data, hosting hackathons, coding education, and civic engagement.
Making Public Data Truly Public
We are the public’s voice for open data, interested in liberating, improving, gathering, defining, and reporting on public data.
Current Core Members
- Becky Steele (Captain) @ladyofsteele
- Pat Smith (Core Member) @cityresearch
- Robert Kahne (Captain) @rkahne
- Chris Harrell (Core Member) @lazarusllc
- Dave Mattingly (Core Member) @Dave_Mattingly
- Austyn Hill (Core Member) @thelilacllama
- Margeaux Spring (Captain) @cheapwebmonkey
- Michael Schnuerle @LouDataOfficer - Data Officer, Office of Performance Improvement and Innovation LouisvilleKY.gov
Organizations that we have partnered with for past or current projects
- Code Louisville
- Louisville Public Media
- American Printing House for the Blind
- The Courier-Journal
- KY Youth Advocates
- Metro Safe and Healthy Neighborhoods
- Network Center for Community Change
Donors and Supporters
People and companies that have made a tax-deductible donation to CDA (a non-profit 501c3 through Code for America).
- Becky Steele
- Brian Herbert, CTO @ MakeTime
- Chris Harrell @ Lazarus LLC
- Dave Mattingly
- Eric Bickel
- KY Youth Advocates (a volunteer)
- Karyn Boyd
- Kshma Kulkarni @ Glass Capitol
- OPI Metro Louisville
- Michael Schnuerle @ Metro Mapper
- Mission Data
- Stan Siranovich
- William Burke
History and Leadership
Louisville’s Code for America Brigade was founded in December of 2012 by Michael Schnuerle after partnering with Louisville Metro since 2011 to open crime, restaurant, and permit data, creating interactive maps for the city, and advising on the city’s open data portal launch in October 2011.
The CDA was merged with the Louisville Brigade in May 2014 when it became a Member CfA Brigade.
In December 2014 we reached official Brigade status with Code for America.
As of June 2015, over 300 people and volunteers have participated in our hackathons, meetups, and events. Thank you!
We’ve had 16 meetups, run 9 hackathons, worked on 35 civic public projects, and donated over 7,000 hours of volunteer time to the community!
Code of Conduct
All members, volunteers, and event participants agree to abide by The Code for America Code of Conduct and Anti-Harassment Policy