Youth Coders Build Apps for Policing Data

News brief: by Mary C. Piemonte

Fifteen-year-old Grace Clark teaches New Orleans Police Superintendent Michael Harrison how to write his first line of code. Official NOPD courtesy photo by Tyler Gamble

Fifteen-year-old Grace Clark teaches New Orleans Police Superintendent Michael Harrison how to write his first line of code. Official NOPD courtesy photo by Tyler Gamble

In response to President Barack Obama’s 21st Century Task Force on Policing, youth from New Orleans recently took park in a three-day event that engaged them and others “to build apps on top of soon-to-be released policing data sets” according to an e-blast from Denice Ross, a Presidential Innovation Fellow, who is co-leading the White House Police Data Initiative.

Read more here about the “group of 15 young coders and their tech mentors” at the event hosted by the nonprofit Operation Spark “where local law enforcement agencies from New Orleans worked with the youth to produce coding data on policing “as a means to build community trust,”on July 13–15, 2015.

Leave a Reply