Wonder what’s the most dangerous stretch of the Garden State Parkway? Check out CrashDataNJ, winner of Best Overall Project at the first ever Hack Jersey, is a tool that analyzes car accident data along New Jersey’s major highways (130 to 140 has the highest number of accidents). Other winners include:
Best Design – Cost of Radiology in NJ, a website that looks at the cost of different medical procedures by county (on this team, Baristanet’s own Jenn Schiffer!).
Best Story – The Feed, an app for LGBT communities in New Jersey to report bias and harassment.
People’s Choice – Because of Us, a website that examines gun violence data and gun laws for local areas in New Jersey and enables the user to tweet at their local legislators.
Best Project Relating to Superstorm Sandy – Hack Sandy NJ, a program that analyzed average property values, taxes and population of towns hit by Superstorm Sandy.
New Jersey News Commons director Debbie Galant and Hack Jersey co-founder Tom Meagher, data editor at Digital First Media, conceived the idea for Hack Jersey. More on Hack Jersey from the Montclair Times.