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Open Data Discussion by Councilman +Steve Rao

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  Morrisville Demo Portal from + Socrata An Evening with Morrisville City Council The evening ended with my discussion on Open Data and my desire to have Council adopt an Open Data policy. I presented to Council, on the benefits of Open Data to the citizens, with the primary benefit, being that open data in machine readable format will enable citizens to create apps, which can bring efficiency to the Town, make our lives easier.  Also, open data can fuel economic growth with a few projects, getting off the ground, by venture funding, creating jobs, and opportunities. Morrisville Open Data Portal  With our focus on Morrisiville, I presented what a  Morrisville Open DataPortal  would look like, presented open data sets with CAMPO Data and also presented the  City of Chicago open data sets for transportation .    I cannot think of a better way for us to lead with a Transportation Task Force, if we can have an Open Data pilot, where citizens can use this type of data to provide feedback, a

Open Raleigh Wins PTI Web 2.0 Award for 2013

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  Raleigh, NC - Story by guest blogger +Ian Henshaw Public Technology Institute  (PTI) supports local government executives and elected officials through research, education, executive-level consulting services and national recognition programs. Web 2.0 and civic/social media technologies are dynamic tools for informing citizens, encouraging collaboration and engaging the public in government decision making. To recognize best practices in the use of these technologies, PTI has launched the Web 2.0 State and Local Government Awards and Recognition Program. Recently PTI Named Raleigh as one of the 2013 Web 2.0 Winning Jurisdictions. Raleigh was recognized for their  Open Data Portal  (see  Press Release ). Raleigh Open has previously received a significant achievement award from PTI in the 2012-2013  Technology Solutions Awards Open Raleigh History On February 7, 2012, the Raleigh City Council unanimously adopted an  Open Source Resolution . In March 2013, the Raleigh Open Data Portal w

Triangle DataPalooza is Here!

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  Just 12 months ago the Data Jam facilitators got together with +Todd Park and +Nick Sinai to discuss the nations first ever regional Data Jam. In December, I had the pleasure of meeting these gentleman and  +Ian Kalin  at the USAID Data Jam at the Whitehouse in December of 2012.  The US Department of State posted about the USAID Data Jam here. After a year of planning, attending meetings and kicking off with a Data Jam on April 22nd 2013 we are ready to announce the winner at Datapalooza on September 12, 2013.  Details on When and Where Time and location is September 12, 2013 at the  NC Museum of Natural Sciences Phone the HUB at 919-300-6917 Email DataPalooza Registration Page What happened because of DataJam? The timing of the beta launch of the Open Raleigh data portal was in part to support the Data Jam Launch of Wake County's Open Data Portal Open data initiatives in almost every major metropolitan area within the Triangle The NC Governor's Office of Innovation will kick