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Wednesday, July 25 • 10:30am - 11:45am
Open Data: From Publishing City Data to Solving Problems ADD ME

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The last few years has seen a steady growth in appetite for open data. Much like open source software, open data tends to have a handful of faithful advocates and, despite new datasets becoming available daily, it can sometimes feel like a challenge just breaking into this global, yet relatively niche community.

What is open data?

In short, open data is information which is free to use, share, and build upon. Typically, government and big business powers the open data market by providing non-personal data in a variety of formats (such as CSV). This information can then be used by creators in a number of ways, from simply harnessing it for knowledge to performing calculations and manipulations to essentially make something totally new.

Come join this session as we discuss what open data actually is, learn how smarter cities are looking to innovators, data scientists, and entrepreneurs for help, and explore some simple ways you can get involved in using open data from developing ideas and apps to contributing back to the community knowledge pool. Los últimos años han visto un crecimiento constante en el área de la compartición de datos abiertos. Al igual que el software de código abierto, los datos abiertos tienden a tener un grupo de defensores fieles y a pesar de que los nuevos conjuntos de datos estén disponibles a diario, a veces puede parecer un desafío ingresar a esta comunidad global.

¿Qué son los datos abiertos?
En resumen, los datos abiertos son información que se puede utilizar, compartir y construir de manera libre y gratuita. Normalmente, el gobierno y las grandes empresas potencian el mercado de datos abiertos al proporcionar datos no personales en una variedad de formatos (como CSV). Esta información puede ser utilizada por los diseñadores de varias maneras, desde simplemente aprovechar el conocimiento hasta realizar cálculos para esencialmente hacer algo totalmente nuevo. Únase a esta sesión mientras discutimos qué realmente son los datos abiertos, aprenda más de cómo las ciudades más inteligentes buscan ayuda de innovadores, científicos de datos y empresarios. Finalmente, explore algunas formas sencillas en las que puede participar en el uso de datos abiertos desde el desarrollo de ideas y aplicaciones hasta contribuir al conjunto de conocimientos de la comunidad.

Speakers
avatar for Tom Higley

Tom Higley

Founder, CEO, 10.10.10
Denver-based entrepreneur and mentor, Tom Higley, is Founder and CEO of 10.10.10 – 10 wicked problems, 10 prospective CEOs, together for 10 days to create marketable solutions to the world’s wicked problems. 10.10.10’s inaugural program, focused on Health, was held in 2015... Read More →
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Ron Pringle

Open Data Manager, City of Boulder
I work for the City of Boulder, Colorado as the Open Data Manager and Senior Applications Developer. Prior to my current position I worked for the City of Aurora, Illinois as their Web Developer for eight years. I enjoy giving back to the local community and helping citizens access... Read More →
avatar for Dave Taylor

Dave Taylor

Digital Storyteller and Consultant, AskDaveTaylor.com
I'm a storyteller (http://www.AskDaveTaylor.com/), whether through the written word, video, on stage as a public speaker, or as a teacher and educator. Every company, every product has a story. Are you telling yours? | | I help companies realize the potential of reimagining their... Read More →


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