Allows secretaries/teachers to check if their students should get an excused access if the MBTA is delayed. Currently the system is that there are no excused absences. We are launching the app with BPS transportation.
The Boston Data Portal is composed to two parts: the Data Library, which, like a open data portal, is oriented towards data scientists and others who want access to raw data that they will then analyze, visualize, and explore on their own; and BostonMap, an easy-to-use mapping platform where visitors can explore the neighborhoods of Boston from their computer, including visualizations of data from various sources as well as access to other tools, like Google Street View.
The Civic Tech Fellows supplement Microsoft’s engagement with community groups, the tech sector, and government officials in the greater Boston area to facilitate connections between Microsoft technology and civic society. Microsoft’s Boston-based Technology & Civic Engagement team, located in Kendall Square in Cambridge, will hire one full-time (40 hour/week) Fellow for Summer 2016, and up to three part-time (10 hour/week) Fellows for the academic year starting in Fall 2016.