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Most timely: we’re having our first Community Call since we took on full-time staff, this Tuesday the 23rd at 2pm ET. It’s held in our Discord, and you can RSVP at the event here. We’ll ask people to share what they see in the police data ecosystem, and give our own updates. I hope to see you there!
If you’ve never used Discord, have no fear: it’s a chat forum like Slack but more fitting for our particular community. We’ll all join a group audio channel, where people can listen in or participate in the interactive elements!
A brief update: In the 3 months since I last wrote, we used our funding to navigate the local, state, and federal tax systems and hire two employees. That’s myself, and Jacob Sanders—a seasoned reporter turned software developer. We hit the ground running about 4 weeks ago, excited to realize the potential of this project. After checking some initial assumptions about what we need to build first, we’re busy prototyping and excited to share more soon.
That’s all for now. If you have questions or comments, reply to this email or find us in Discord.