TrendCT Hackathon

October 6, 2015

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