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Truly Open Data

Clay Johnson (InformationDiet.com)
Open Data and Web Services
Location: Room 202 B
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Truly Open Data means going beyond putting a CSV file on the Internet. It means being responsible for what you put out in ways that government isn’t used to doing – and it means developing new lines of communications with the public. This workshop will give examples of how to publish data, how to maintain it, and how to handle it when things go wrong.

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Clay Johnson

InformationDiet.com

Clay Johnson is the author of The Information Diet: A Case for Conscious Consumption, and director of engagement for Expert Labs. He was the co-founder of Blue State Digital, the firm that built and managed Barack Obama’s online campaign for the presidency in 2008. After leaving Blue State, Johnson was the director of Sunlight Labs at the Sunlight Foundation, where he built an army of 2000 developers and designers to build open source tools to give people greater access to government data. He was awarded the Google/O’Reilly Open Source Organizer of the year in 2009, was one of Federal Computing Week’s Fed 100 in 2010, and won the CampaignTech Innovator award in 2011.

Johnson’s combination of experience as a developer, working in politics, entrepreneurism, and non-profit work gives him a unique perspective on media and culture. His life is dedicated to giving people greater access to the truth about what’s going on in their communities, their cities and their governments. He still claims that he learned all he needs to know from a two year tour as the late-shift waiter at Waffle House in Atlanta, GA.

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Laurel Ruma
05/20/2010 8:38am EDT

Open data is not easy. However, with a knowledgeable resource like the Sunlight Foundation explaining the nuts and bolts of it, the process can be made easier.

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