‘Civic hackers’ to build useful apps for Tulsa

The Fab Lab is a common gathering place for volunteer computer programmers known as, "civic hackers" to build software that makes Tulsa better.

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"Instead of voting once a year, these civic-minded developers get together and build tools and resources that can truly help local governments," said Scott Phillips with Code for Tulsa.

The organization - the local brigade of Code for America - is working with the city to identify what data sets would be most useful to software developers and in what format the information should be released.

City Councilor G.T. Bynum has been the leading advocate of the data-sharing program. He recently sponsored a resolution, adopted by the council, that sets forth the city's policy on data sharing and creates a steering committee to get the program going.