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Open Chattanooga hopes to use data to solve tough city problems

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When Tim Moreland talks about his work to use government data to solve community dilemmas like insufficient affordable housing, he watches as people's eyes glaze over.

So, Moreland tries to suppress the nerd inside and speak in plain language.

He and other members of the grass-roots group Open Chattanooga -- tech-savvy folks who recently got a grant to work with city government -- hope to connect with the nontech world to teach the practical side of geeking out.

Read more from our friends at the Times Free Press.

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