The State of the Union('s Data)

Open Data drives evidence based policy and decisionmaking, supports transparency and accountability, and is the language through which our institutions speak to each other and to the public. And though we’ve come a long way sharing government data with the public, open data programs at all levels of government have found themselves facing new challenges around communication, culture change, process, and resources.

We spoke with data managers across the city, state, and federal level who shared both their aspirations for their data programs and their struggles implementing those ideas, to put together a picture of the government data landscape today. We’ll share our findings about the biggest challenges and opportunities in government data and invite the open source open government community to work together to solve them.

Presenters: Kim DAvidson, susisiman, gujacq

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