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THE FUTURE OF DATA TRANSPARENCY: OPEN DATA PIONEERS WILL GATHER IN BOSTON FOR INNOVATION ENTERPRISE’S OPEN DATA INNOVATION SUMMIT: JUNE 11 & 12

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The Open Data Innovation Summit will unite thought leaders and open data activists that are utilizing freely available data. The summit is taking place at the Sheraton Hotel in Boston on June 11 & 12 and will combine keynote presentations with interactive workshops and countless networking opportunities. Last week, President Barack Obama enacted the nation's first Open Data law that will require federal agencies to publish their spending data in an accessible format. The Open Data movement truly begins now. The Open Data Innovation Summit arrives in Boston on June 11 & 12 and will explore new opportunities resulting from the large amounts of open data available now and also data that has the potential to become freely available. Combining three general themes, the summit will see keynote presentations with interactive sessions to maximize participation between attendees. The summit will explore ‘Open Dat…

CITIZEN EXPERIENCE CENTRAL TO RALEIGH OPEN DATA

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Located in the world-renowned Research Triangle Park, Raleigh, North Carolina enjoys proximity to some of the world’s best technology resources, including leading research institutions, innovative companies, and a tech-savvy populus. It is these citizens that the city leaders look to for collaboration and that inspire them to make Raleigh’s open data initiative one of the most innovative in the world.Citizens and City Collaborate Throughout Raleigh’s history, locals with a passion for technology have reached out to the City with ideas on how to improve the quality of life in the town. By 2011, a particular group of activists was especially interested in getting the city to embrace an open government strategy. In fact, many of them joined together to form a local Code for America (CfA) brigade, called Code for Raleigh, promoting the use of public data to address local issues. City Council member Bonner Gaylord worked closely …

OPEN DATA: BUILD ECOSYSTEMS NOT ISLANDS

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Open Source Way is celebrating Open Government Week with a series of articlesincluding this one. Open Government Week is always a time for reflection on what has changed in the previous 12 months, and this year is no exception. Open Raleigh is nearing it’s second year as a program. Open Raleigh shares this milestone with the Open Data Institute (ODI) which is also nearing a second birthday. The Open Data Institute has had significant influence over the development of the Open Raleigh program and over open data as a movement. The ODI was one of the first institutions to suggest an open data strategy and philosophy that stresses inclusiveness and collaboration. This collaborative, regional approach has since become a hallmark of Open Raleigh and more and more what has become the norm for open data movements across the United States. Open Raleigh has made its project management, white papers, policies, and source code open. By making the Open Raleigh program an ope…