CHAMPAIGN, Ill., Oct. 6, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Wolfram Research joined The Opportunity Project in an effort to empower programmers and developers to create tools for change. Wolfram has curated data from multiple federal agencies and added it to the Wolfram Data Repository, making computable government data instantly available in the Wolfram Language to both desktop and cloud-based users.
Today, senior administration officials and other participants will get access to progress made at The Opportunity Project White House Demos. Wolfram representatives will be at the event to share information about our technology stack and contributions made by members of the Wolfram user community. Emma Yang, a participant in the Wolfram Research Mentorship program, will join them to demonstrate the work she has developed to support The Opportunity Project initiative.
Yang, a 12-year-old student from New York, is the youngest and first-ever middle-school mentee participating in the Wolfram Mentorship Program. Her project aims to help community leaders identify and match areas of need with activity programs for school-age children, based on the location of summer meal sites and metro stops.
"Working with my mentors from Wolfram on The Opportunity Project has been a great experience for me," said mentee Emma Yang. "I'm especially excited that I could leverage the Wolfram Language and the new Wolfram Data Repository for accessing open data to help create tools for social impact."
The Opportunity Project's mission is to enact action by putting data and digital tools in the hands of community members, to help them navigate information about the resources they need to thrive.
"Wolfram Research has been a longtime supporter of open government data initiatives, providing access to curated data from the Census Bureau, BLS, HUD and more through Wolfram|Alpha's natural language interface," said Director of Content Development Alan Joyce. "With the new (beta) Wolfram Data Repository, Wolfram enables developers to deploy tools and analyses that directly address the many challenges defined by The Opportunity Project."
For information about Wolfram Research visit wolfram.com. To livestream The Opportunity Project White House Demo event beginning today at 9am ET, visit whitehouse.gov/live.
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