Friday, March 13, 2009


What is crowd sourcing, you ask?

You can read a generalized Wikipedia definition here.

Essentially it is taking a task typically given to a specific person - be it an employee, staff member, contractor, etc. - and putting it before the large unnamed public for review.

We hope to harness the knowledge and experience the greater Wake County Community possess.

Each week we will crowd source a document(s) or item(s) for public review and comment. We will encourage you, the Wake County community, to apply your wealth of knowledge and experience and provide us your thoughts and observations.

We will keep all sources for information confidential to encourage as much input as possible.

We hope through this to provide a better educational service to the Wake County community.

Likewise, if you have a document or idea for "crowd sourcing," we welcome suggestions. Please send them to us at

Thanks. We look forward to hearing from you.