A native of Cincinnati and a graduate of Boston University, he previously worked for civic engagement group Nextdoor.com and SEO firm SEER Interactive. Betagole will work on data-informed decision making for Technical.ly.
Originally from San Francisco, Zack Seward was most recently an innovations reporter with WHYY in Philadelphia and is a graduate of the University of Chicago and Columbia’s Graduate School of Journalism.
According to Gartner, big data will create 4.4 million jobs by 2015. However they note that there simply aren't enough data-savvy applicants to go around and only one-third of these jobs will be filled.
There’s lots of money behind the sharing economy arm of the civic technology world. That’s one thing you’ll see in The Knight Foundation‘s visualization of Trends in Civic Technology. The foundation mapped the civic technology landscape, looking at the size and type of investments in different arms of the civic tech ecosystem.