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HackKC 2017 emerges with seven successful projects

November 20, 2017 by

Code for Kansas City wrapped up its annual hackathon in early October at Think Big Partners. The event drew in about 40 people with a variety of different backgrounds to work on civic technology projects. In addition to coders, designers, writers, lawyers, GIS analysts and other experts, government representatives also attended and participated in the […]

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The Dentist Is In provides a niche solution to the opiod crisis

November 15, 2017 by

Everyone knows that millions of dollars and hundreds of hours are wasted in hospital emergency rooms for minor or major unfixable issues. What a lot of lay people aren’t aware of, though, is that millions of those wasted dollars are specifically on people with dental pain. In addition to hospitals being overburdened by dental patients […]

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Infrastructure for Artificial Intelligence means a higher capacity for data

October 18, 2017 by

As a leader in digital innovation, Kansas City regularly explores the idea behind AI. The discussion group 1 Billion Bits came together to discuss implications of the infrastructure necessary for Artificial Intelligence during their quarterly lecture / panel series on Wednesday, September 27. Artificial intelligence is the simulation of human intelligence by machines, which includes […]

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Schools, Health, Libraries and Broadband Coalition visits the Digital Inclusion Coalition

October 13, 2017 by

The Kansas City Coalition for Digital Inclusion met last week for a special presentation from John Windhausen, who represented the Schools, Health, Libraries and Broadband Coalition. As an advocate for broadband service, the SHLB Coalition works closely with the FCC to expand broadband capacity nationwide to better serve cities and communities. Their community-related efforts have […]

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Kansas City Coalition for Digital Inclusion holds workgroup sessions at monthly meeting

October 5, 2017 by

The Kansas City Coalition for Digital Inclusion met last month for a workgroup session with the four established workgroups: Broadening Participation, Connecting People, Overcoming Barriers and Raising Awareness. Each of the groups is moving toward creating a more robust atmosphere for Digital Inclusion in Kansas City. They continued to work on the community outreach efforts […]

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Gigabit Community Fund enters second round of funding

July 12, 2017 by

The second round of projects from Mozilla is happening in participating cities this summer. This round is primarily focused on rewarding cities with workforce development- or education-related projects. Mozilla is also looking to reward cross-city projects, which bring two or more of the gigabit communities together, especially the two newest gigabit cities:Eugene, Ore. and Lafayette, […]

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KCDDI continues group work at June Digital Inclusion meeting and recaps NDIA and other D.I. Summits

July 7, 2017 by

The Kansas City Coalition for Digital Inclusion met Friday, June 2, for another working group session. The National Digital Inclusion Alliance held its annual summit about two weeks prior. any Kansas City representatives attended, including Connecting for Good’s Tom Esselman and KC Digital Drive’s Aaron Deacon.. More than 250 attendees gathered for the Summit, held […]

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PlanIT Impact wins Smart City Works Infrastructure Actuator award

May 20, 2017 by

A new type of business accelerator geared toward infrastructure and construction businesses is up and running in Virginia, and Kansas City-based architecture startup PlanIT Impact has won a chance to participate in the business boot camp’s first year. Smart City Works, a non-profit business networking company, has found that construction and infrastructure startups require a […]

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