Webinar: Making Open Data Work – Learning from Local Government Data Initiatives

Posted on May 27, 2015

Register: Making Open Data Work

Thursday, Jul 9, 2015 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM PDT

Bruce Blood, Open Data Manager, City of Seattle
Shreeram Venkatdas, IT Manager, City of Tacoma
Mike Bailey, Finance Director, City of Redmond

Making Open Data Work
Harnessing the power of data is a growing trend in government. Many believe that successfully compiling and sharing government data offers one of the biggest opportunities to reinvent government operations and make them more responsive to citizen needs.
However, those in the business also know that starting a big data initiative is a daunting task. What are the time and resource requirements? What stakeholders need to be involved? How do you make sure it is accessible to citizens? How do you maintain momentum?
In this webinar we will dive into all of these logistics with the help of three local government innovators from Washington that have led data initiatives in their jurisdictions. They will explain the processes they went through to get their initiatives up and running, and most importantly, share lessons they learned from their experiences. If you’re thinking about starting a data initiative or have one underway, this will be a great chance to pick the brains of those that have already been through it.
This webinar is cosponsored by MRSC, Socrata, and ELGL.

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