We are spearheading this effort to build a nationwide open source speed map merged with census data. The current data from FCC 477 and NTIA Broadband Map is inaccurate because of methodology, self-reporting, granularity, incomplete data, and other reasons. https://github.com/GovInTheOpen/Project-Portfolio/issues/4
Another secret, or maybe outcome, of civic tech, is that many of the people who were involved are now government employees, taking the open data, community, and tech lessons learned and making change from within gov, and continuing the external civic tech relationship.
I don’t think it hit a dictionary in 2004 (likely came later) but that’s the year it was created. First by Ben Hammersley in February, but it caught on in September by Dannie Gregoire (from and still living in Louisville, KY!) when he independently coined it. https://english.stackexchange.com/questions/295676/origin-of-podcast
I love that you have created this data sharing and discovery tool and shared your process. Was it created from scratch, or was it built upon existing open source data portal tools like CKAN/DKAN? If so could you integrate your changes/improvements back into them on Git? And if not, why not — maybe you could release the code since in some ways this improves upon the tools that are out there.