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Join our community of innovators working to turn federal open data into technologies that solve real-world problems for people across the country.

Get Started with The Opportunity Project

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Check Out Our Sprints

We recently launched sprints focused on The World Post-COVID-19 and 2020 Census Data, and we’re always getting more sprints ready.

Fill out our interest form to get in touch about upcoming sprints.

Run a TOPx Sprint →

Are you a federal agency looking to adopt The Opportunity Project model? Use our TOPx toolkit—a step-by-step resource complete with sample materials—to help run your own TOP sprint.

Build with Open Data →

Not able to join a TOP sprint? Use our product development toolkit—based on the TOP sprint model—to create civic impact with open data. We cover user research, navigating federal data, and more.

Attend The Opportunity Project Summit

The Opportunity Project Summit 2021: Open Innovation For All is a multi-day virtual conference to showcase the work accomplished through TOP’s 2021 sprints, feature other innovative technology and data products, host conversations with leading experts and grassroots community members, provide hands-on learning opportunities for attendees, and announce the winners of the Open Data For Good Challenge. December 13–15, 2021 from 12–5p.m. ET

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Adapt The Opportunity Project Framework

Not able to join a TOP sprint? Use our toolkits – based on the TOP sprint model – to create civic impact with open data.

The product development toolkit can help technologists use the TOP framework to build digital tools for the American people. We cover user research, navigating federal data, and more. Civic tech organizations, coding boot camps, community organizations, and educators have all adopted the product development toolkit to create human-centered tools.

The TOPx toolkit enables government agencies to facilitate TOP sprints on a flexible and modifiable timeline. The toolkit includes a detailed step by step guide. Local, state, and federal government agencies have all successfully used the toolkit as a playbook to run their own sprints.

Compete for Prize Funds

If your team participates in a TOP sprint or uses the product development toolkit, you may be eligible to apply for the annual Open Data for Good Grand Challenge. Submissions for the 2021 Open Data For Good Challenge are now closed, but stay tuned for our announcement of this year’s winners and news of next year’s challenge by visiting the prize challenge page.

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