Read this Next City profile of ex-Chief Data Officer Mark Headd - Technical.ly Philly

Civic

Jan. 15, 2015 1:02 pm

Read this Next City profile of ex-Chief Data Officer Mark Headd

Mark Headd was Philadelphia's first chief data officer.

(Photo by Flickr user CeBIT Australia, used under a Creative Commons license)

From his time as a Tropo developer to his appointment as the city’s first Chief Data Officer; from the momentous strides (as well as shortcomings) he made as CDO to the tribulations leading up to his departure and thereafterMark Headd has been a compelling figure within Philly’s open data movement. And we’ve been here to cover it.

Technical.ly Baltimore alum Andrew Zaleski recently filed an in-depth profile of Headd for Next City. It lays out how Headd went from civic hacker to open gov superstar, offering perspective on why he left what has become one of the best-known municipal innovation movements in recent history.

Read the full story

After 18 months within City Hall, Headd’s aggressive style left him frustrated enough to leave it behind. Despite that, his all-too-short tenure has left a lasting mark on the city’s open data legacy.

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

Advertisement

Why the Digital Literacy Alliance’s third grant round is all about the 2020 census

The Philly revenue department’s data-driven strategy to upend city bureaucracy

What is open science?

SPONSORED

Philly

Why working with the University City Science Center was a game changer for 4 Philly startups

Philadelphia

Perpay

UX Designer

Apply Now
Chesterbrook, PA

Deacom

Inside Sales Representative

Apply Now
Horsham, PA

Penn Mutual

Software Engineer-Java

Apply Now

If elected, this 26-year-old scientist could bring a STEM voice to City Council

Most Philly stores can’t go cashless, new law says

Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation gets $100K to ease access to childhood cancer data

SPONSORED

Philly

Take a peek at the opportunities popping up at PromptWorks

Ambler, PA

IntegriChain

Data Engineer

Apply Now
Center City

Inspire

Product Manager – Sales Tools

Apply Now
Center City

Inspire

Member Experience Specialist

Apply Now

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

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