Answers to the questions we hear most frequently.
What if the sprint timeline doesn’t work for me?
There are many other ways you can engage with The Opportunity Project that can meet your own needs. If you are interested in any of these options, send an email to email@example.com to get in touch with the TOP team.
- The Opportunity Project Toolkit: for technologists, students, civic tech groups, and others to follow the sprint process and build their own products. Any team that uses the toolkit may be eligible to apply for the TOP prize challenge.
- TOPx for federal agencies: specifically for agencies looking to run a sprint on a flexible and modifiable timeline, the TOPx toolkit open-sources the TOP model of sprint facilitation. The TOP team is available to offer support to your team and guide you through this process.
- Have another idea? Email us.
Does participation in The Opportunity Project take place in-person or remotely?
Most of TOP is virtual, with the exception of in-person user engagement workshops and our end of year Demo Day in Washington DC. Currently due to COVID-19, 100% of TOP is virtual in 2021.
If I join an Opportunity Project sprint, what am I signing up for?
What you’ll be doing in the sprint varies on your role. Tech teams are signing up to build a product or feature — whether new or within an existing product or platform — that uses open data to solve one of our sprint problem statements. User advocates are signing up to give feedback and ensure the products built are meeting real community needs. Data experts are signing up to give feedback and share insights on federal open data sets. Product advisors are signing up to help tech teams develop products with a viable long term strategy. Learn more about each role.