Technology

Follow the money: Updated website makes Oakland election data accessible

OpenOakland's latest version of OpenDisclosure.io, a website that provides data visualizations for campaign finance information related to this year's elections in Oakland.
Posters and artwork honoring Nia Wilson, the 18-year-old fatally stabbed at the MacArthur BART station in July, are still posted two months later as BART officials figure out how to strengthen security without violating riders' civil rights.

BART officials face pushback due to newly proposed security measures

BART officials face pushback by privacy and civil rights group after proposing new security measures in response to crime at stations, including the death of Nia Wilson this past summer.
Sudo Mesh co-creator Jenny Ryan makes a few tweaks to the ad-hoc AirFiber test setup.

From one Oakland rooftop to the next, volunteers expand free open internet network

Sudo Mesh volunteers are hopeful that with the new resources and the right work, they can blanket all of Oakland in a functioning mesh network—a free and open web—within 5 years.

In an era of laptops and smartphones, Oakland residents battle the digital divide

Over the years, the gap between those who have access to Internet and computers and those who don't has narrowed. However, access to the Internet is still a problem for around 20% of Oakland residents,...
Community members file to the podium to voice concerns to the OUSD school board. Photo by Hyowon Lihinag-Tam.

Oakland school board approves contract to finish rebuilding Glenview Elementary

Approving the construction contract for Glenview Elementary School, adopting an electronic enrollment system and updates on programs for district English learners dominated the school board meeting on Wednesday night.
View from Fruitvale. Photo by Craig Hickerson

The future of tech in Oakland, as seen in 11 new spaces

Oakland’s technology scene is in flux. Like other cities, its government, its residents, and its businesses are trying to evolve with new technologies. Schools are trying to incorporate them into their curriculums, the owners of...