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Data Transparency Presentation

From: Brian Gryth <briangryth@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 20 Sep 2010 10:12:20 -0600
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To: open-government@lists.okfn.org, eGovIG IG <public-egov-ig@w3.org>, citycamp@forums.e-democracy.org, openhouseproject@googlegroups.com
Hey all,

I want to pick the collective brain.  A colleague, Sean Hudson, and I are
going to be presenting at the fall meeting of CGAIT (the Colorado Government
Association of Information Technology) about data transparency.  Sean and I
made a simpler presentation to this group last spring, but we intend the
drive home the importance of data to the CGAIT members.  I would appreciate
any ideas, case studies, and such from anyone in the group.  I will share
our Prezi and any materials we produce as well.

The following is the presentation discription:

Governmental agencies are great at collecting data; however we tend to fall
down when it comes to actually making the data accessible and useful to the
public. Today's citizens are armed with the knowledge and technology to
benefit (and often demand) the data that's behind your firewall. Especially
during tough economic times, you don't want to be caught unprepared for the
changing expectations. Find out why you should make your data publicly
available, see examples of how citizens and businesses are using data, and
find out how you can get started. At the end of this session, you will have
all the tools you need to create an open data catalog and the knowledge to
prepare you for a data-driven future.

Note that one of the tools, we will discuss is opencolorado.org.  This Web
site is part of Colorado Smart Communities, whch is a newly formed
non-profit with the purpose of promoting open government in Colorado.  Sean
is the founder and President and I am a director and vice-president.  the
opencolorado.org Web site includes a data catalog run using CKAN and Drupal
as the CMS.  We use data.gov.uk as our model.

Cheers,
Brian
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