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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

  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 Data Innovation,’ from projects, implementations and use cases, to chall

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

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

OPEN DATA: BUILD ECOSYSTEMS NOT ISLANDS

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Open Source Way  is celebrating Open Government Week with a  series of articles including 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

We Need a New Data License: Ian Henshaw ODINC CEO

  We Need a New Data License I am in Ireland for the  Open Government Partnership  (OGP)  European Summit . Today as I was attending the  Civil Society Day  that precedes the summit and  was listening to people talking about privacy issues, something crystallized in my mind that had been percolating for a while – we need a new data license. As the CEO for the  Open Data Institute node in North Carolina , our mission is to evangelize open and unfettered access to data, more specifically Open Data. Open Data is defined as data that is machine readable in a non-proprietary format, is easy to access, use and reuse without license at no cost to the user. Open Data does not contain any personally identifiable information (PII), confidential information or information of a security nature. Personal Data and Privacy Concerns But what about all this government data (and other data) that is available when requested as a public record via something like a FOIA request? This data can and does cont

Triangle Data Jam 2014!

  Heads up! The Health Data Jam in the Triangle is here. We still have some tickets and now you can use  this promo code for TSW with you -  TSWFRIEND .  It will give you a 20% discount off of your registration fee.   I hope you'll be able to come again this year!  Who:  TSW:  Health DataJam  brings together passionate health professionals, students, entrepreneurs, developers, and designers on a mission to revolutionize the health sector through relevant open data.  What:  The weekends are 54-hour experiential learning events that provide participants the opportunity to pitch ideas, collaborate with others who have complementary skill sets, and produce startups that solve important health problems using open data. This particular Startup Weekend serves as a lead-in to the 2nd Annual NC  DataPalooza  competition.  When:  May 16th - 18th   Where:   HQ Raleigh , 310 S. Harrington Street  Why:  Through collaboration, entrepreneurial thinking, community building, and leveraging open dat

Open Data Moving Toward Collaborative Models

  Open Sourcing Open Data at Open Raleigh 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 ODI has had significant influence over the development of the Open Raleigh program and over open data as a movement. It 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 increasingly 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 open source project, we create significant value by allowing other municipalities to build on our work and contribu