A bunch of #opengov groups are leading a California 'database hunt' - Technical.ly DC

Civic

Aug. 19, 2016 12:48 pm

A bunch of #opengov groups are leading a California ‘database hunt’

Why? The state's recently-published data catalogs need indexing. The Data Foundation, Electronic Frontier Foundation and Sunlight Foundation need your help on Aug. 27.

Let's lend a hand to our California open data friends.

(Photo by Flickr user Jamie Beverly, used under a Creative Commons license)

The Data Foundation, the sister organization of the Data Coalition that launched this winter, is teaming up with the Electronic Frontier Foundation and the Sunlight Foundation to hold a “California Database Hunt.”

The goal? California’s local government agencies are now (as of July 1, 2016) required to publish a list of all “enterprise systems” they use to store data and information on the public.

According to event organizers, “these catalogs not only name the databases, but the type of data they collect and store, the name of the software used and the vendor.” Understandably, this new regulation is an incredible opportunity for open data enthusiasts of all stripes but, as organizers of the hunt put it, “first we need to index all these catalogs.”

That’s precisely what this event — to be held on Aug. 27 from 2-6 p.m. at the Data Foundation offices on K Street — aims to do. Sprint participants in D.C. will be joined by a group working in San Francisco, and virtual participants are welcome as well.

Advertisement

Register (free) -30-
JOIN THE COMMUNITY, BECOME A MEMBER
Already a member? Sign in here

Advertisement

Meet the 4 female founders slated to pitch at Vinetta Project DC’s next showcase

Hey, summer: Super Meetup is returning to DC this August

SE4K and Miss USA 2017-2018 are hosting a STEM workshop for kids at In3 on June 1 [Events Roundup]

SPONSORED

DC

Building a data acquisition system? Don’t make this mistake

Washington, D.C.

The Washington Post

Site / Full Stack Engineer

Apply Now
DC

Dexibit

Technical Analyst

Apply Now
DC

Hybrent

Project Manager

Apply Now

Visa and the U.S. Small Business Administration are teaming up to host a hackathon May 3-5 [Events Roundup]

PurpleCON is coming to DC on April 4-5 [Events Roundup]

Humans of NET/WORK: 5 people we met at our annual tech jobs fair in DC

SPONSORED

DC

This fast-growing SaaS company aims to be a force for change in the energy industry

DC

Leverage

Full Stack Engineer

Apply Now
DC

Bungalow

Operations Associate

Apply Now
Washington, D.C.

The Washington Post

Full Stack Developer

Apply Now

Sign-up for daily news updates from Technical.ly Dc

Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!