Philadelphia’s movement around open data, including the launch of OpenDataPhilly.org, was included in a lecture on e-gov at the noted Chaos Communication Camp in Berlin last month. The celebrated event happens every four years and is organized by the Chaos Communication Club.
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Stephanie Alarcon and Far McKon and BernieS will be sharing more about the experience at last month’s Chaos Communication Camp. Details here.
WHEN: Friday, Sept. 23, 7-8:30 pm
WHERE: The Hacktory @ Nonprofit Technology Resources, 1524 Brandywine St., Spring Garden, Philadelphia
The talk, called “Data Mining Your City: Early Lessons in Open City Data from Philadelphia, USA,” was given by Stephanie Alarcon, who is active in the Hacktory hacker space in Spring Garden, and Florian Stoller, a Swiss open gov specialist. Including an overview of the e-gov movement, Alarcon spoke at length in the 40-minute presentation on the community of developers around OpenDataPhilly.org. Stoller gave the European perspective.
“As taxpayers, we paid for this data, so we should be able to keep it,” Alarcon said. She lauded Azavea and founder Robert Cheetham for building OpenDataPhilly.org.
Find video of the presentation to be downloaded here.
Full Disclosure: Technically Philly discussed the presentation with Alarcon before giving it.