•   over 5 years ago

Census.gov site unavailable

The following link you provided the the US Census data is unavailable. Apparently the site has been shut down do to government closure. I'm sure this comes unexpected, but how is this going to effect the challenge if we are unable to access the public api's and retrieve data sets?

Is there anyway you can provide a full list of static dataset files we can download and build off of, or is this challenge going to be placed on hold until the census websites are back online and operational.


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  • Moderator   •   over 5 years ago


    My apologies for the belated response. Owing to the temporary shutdown of the federal government, we have been unable to monitor or respond to the discussions posted here until recently.

    We are currently considering whether, based on the shutdown, it would make sense to extend the deadline for the challenge. We'll be back in touch soon with a decision on that topic.

    Thank you for your interest!


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