Small State, Big Debate
Welcome to the TrendCT and Connecticut Mirror hackathon on disparate treatment by race.
Between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. (or earlier), we will focus on creating useful tools or extracting unexpected stories from Connecticut's racial profiling data, which records every traffic stop in the state.
It is a comprehensive database that aims to diagnose where racial profiling may be happening. We are able to work on this unique data set thanks to the tireless work from the Institute for Municipal and Regional Policy at Central Connecticut State University and the Connecticut Data Collaborative.
The traffic stop data
IMRP reports and methodology
Stories from the data
Previous hackathon project
Additional useful data
- iframe scaffolder [pirhoo]
- Which tool should I use? [IRE]
- John, Jonathan, Johnny? How to merge them in Open Refine [TrendCT]
- Data Visualization for All [Jack Dougherty]
- Tutorial: How to get data out of PDFs [TrendCT]
- Tutorial: How to put dots on a Leaflet map with R [TrendCT]
- Tutorial: How I used Hartford’s open data to build my app [TrendCT]