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I Care But I’m Tired

Today’s Buzz is by Samantha Roberts– connect with her on LinkedIn and Twitter! What I’m Watching: Awake (A Netflix OG) What I’m Loving: Daylight savings – I’m all for never “falling back” again What I’m listening to: Pistol Annies, “Interstate Gospel” on repeat Does this day sound similar to yours? I wake up around 6:30 AM to the sound … Continued

Chief Data Officer: Partners

This is the fifth installment in a multi-part blog series by Sam Edelstein about the role of a Chief Data Officer. Read part one about the job, here. Read part two about counting, here. Read part three about trends, here. Read part four at predictions, here. When I first became Chief Data Officer, I was … Continued

#ELGL19 – Going All-In!

Guest post brought to you by Caity Belta, Engagement Manager with Bang the Table In the Winter of 2015, I made a decision that would change my perception of #LocalGov forever. I subscribed to Netflix. The first show I binge watched? You guessed it– Parks and Rec. It was the first time that I thought, … Continued

What Are the Benefits of Closing the Feedback Loop?

This guest blog is by ELGL member Hunter Gardner with PublicInput. Closing the feedback loop to report findings is one step in the public engagement process that may be overlooked because of a lack of staff time or bandwidth. After collecting public input and finding key insights, we might often go straight to outlining a … Continued

From Intern to Analyst

This blog is by ResourceX Data Analyst Jackie English with an introduction from ResourceX’s Erik Fabian. From Erik: Jackie first reached out to ResourceX in April 2018. At the time, ResourceX was not advertising or recruiting for an intern. There was no such position. But through an internship with the City of Greeley, CO (a … Continued

Chief Data Officer: Predictions

This is the fourth installment in a multi-part blog series by Sam Edelstein about the role of a Chief Data Officer. Read part one about the job, here. Read part two about counting, here. Read part three about trends, here. First we count things correctly, then we use those counts to see if we have … Continued

Chief Data Officer: Trends

This is the third installment in a multi-part blog series by Sam Edelstein about the role of a Chief Data Officer. Read part one here. Read part two here. Once data is counted correctly, we can start to look at trends. If we know how many potholes are filled each day, then we can start … Continued

5 Types of People That I Met at #ELGL19

Today’s Buzz is by Lindsay Jacques. Follow her on LinkedIn or Twitter. What I’m Reading: 60 Seconds and You’re Hired! by Robin Ryan What I’m Listening to: Folk playlists on Spotify  What I’m Recommending: Showing your support this Pride Month #ELGL19 had fantastic presentations, idea-generating content, and over 200 local government nerds. Here are a few … Continued

Chief Data Officer: Counting Things

This is the second installment in a multi-part blog series by Sam Edelstein about the role of a Chief Data Officer. Read part one here. Sometimes the job of Chief Data Officer is as simple as figuring out how to count things. The challenge is that counting things is not always quite as easy as … Continued

Role of a Chief Data Officer

This is the first installment in a multi-part blog series by Sam Edelstein about the role of a Chief Data Officer.  Just over three years ago, I became the city of Syracuse’s first chief data officer. A couple dozen other cities, as well as states and federal government agencies have chief data officers as well. … Continued

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