Counting On US @ NYC Columbia Code-a-Thon

Counting On US creators Michael Carroll, Minghen Tsai, Bastien Rance, and Zhaochun Wu took home a $1,000 second-place prize at Health 2.0′s Health, Hacking and Big Data Code-a-Thon at Columbia University.

Counting On US seeks to make big public data sets personally and socially relevant. They want people to understand statistical health discrepancies between demographic groups, as well as be able to identify and better understand areas of possible health concern that may affect them or those they are close to. The Counting On US team has built a program that can practically query federal government health data sets and a website that can visual display individual relationships, as well as interpersonal relationships, to that data.