Holovaty, EveryBlock and Knight News Challenge

Posted on May 29, 2007 
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Adrian Holovaty, alumni of Lawrence.com is leaving the washingtonpost.com for start-up EveryBlock.com.

Apparently he’s been given US$1.1m under the Knight News Challenge to see what he can come up with.

Available clues: “To create, test and release open-source software that links databases to allow citizens of a large city to learn (and act on) civic information about their neighborhood or block.” And on the site: “EveryBlock will be a hyperlocal Web site that aggregates an unprecedented depth and breadth of public records, mainstream news sources, photographs, blogs and user-contributed information.”

Based on his previous creations – ChicagoCrime.org, US Congress Votes Database, Face Of The Fallen, Post Remix – one trusts that something exciting this way comes. Go Adrian.



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