After you’ve decided to open your data, the work has just begun. We’ll cover specific data types, formats, and case studies spanning the sixteen EveryBlock cities. Everything from policy to technology to the ever-vexing file format. Twenty 15-second case studies that might spark something for you.
Daniel X. O’Neil is a co-founder of and People Person for EveryBlock, a neighborhood news site serving 15 cities. He is responsible for uncovering new data sets through online research and working with local governments. He also works on content partnerships at EveryBlock. In August 2009 EveryBlock was purchased by msnbc.com.
Prior to EveryBlock, O’Neil spent 10 years as an Internet strategist and project manager for Streams Online Media, one of the first web design firms in Chicago. He continued this work at Dunn Solutions Group after their purchase of Streams in 2001, with a focus on technology requirements training and the development of Web-based tools for training, e-commerce, and content management. He also created a number of sites for municipalities, including the first Web site for the Chicago Inspector General, the person in charge of rooting out corruption in Chicago city government.
Since 2002 he’s run a number of independent Web projects, including CTA Alerts/ CTA Tweet and CityPayments.org. He’s developed dozens of Web sites for nonprofits, schools, and small businesses using easy-to-use and inexpensive tools such as weblogs, wikis, and social networking sites.
He writes poetry books, has written for a number of Chicago news outlets, and has the inevitable weblog. See more at www.juggernautco.com/about.html.
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