Stephanie Alarcon discusses open gov and OpenDataPhilly at Chaos Communication Camp in Berlin - Technical.ly Philly

Sep. 19, 2011 10:00 am

Stephanie Alarcon discusses open gov and OpenDataPhilly at Chaos Communication Camp in Berlin

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. Chaos Camp Report back Stephanie Alarcon and Far McKon and BernieS will be […]

Stephanie Alarcon in one of the two talks she gave at Chaos Communication Camp.

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.

Chaos Camp Report back

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.

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Christopher Wink

Christopher Wink is a Cofounder, Chief Executive Officer and Publisher of Technical.ly, the local technology news network. In that capacity, he is a co-organizer of Philly Tech Week, Baltimore Innovation Week, Delaware Innovation Week and other events that bring smart people together. Previously, Wink worked for a homeless advocacy nonprofit and was a freelance reporter for a variety of publications. He writes regularly about news innovation and best business practices on his personal blog here and curates a personal monthly newsletter of ideas and links here. The bicycle commuter loves cities, urban politics and squabbling about neighborhood boundaries.

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