Chicago CTO John Tolva on the value of open data to the city

  • November 16, 2011 · 6:00 PM
  • Webitects, Inc.

Chicago CTO John Tolva will give a presentation on why the city is releasing lots of new data, how they are working with designers and developers in the opengov community, and what they hope to get out of it.

He will also invite a frank discussion of the effectiveness of the City of Chicago's website. (Who better to have that discussion with than members of our group?) What do you expect out of the city website? Are there things it does well or not so well? Should features be added or removed? Could it be easier to use? Mobile friendly?


Come with ideas and we'll compose a list of suggestions for the city and the world to see.

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  • Derek E.

    meeting notes part 2: https://groups.google.com/forum/...­

    December 1, 2011

  • Derek E.

    meeting notes part 1: https://groups.google.com/forum/...­

    November 22, 2011

  • Kyle

    Great meeting, There was just not enough time. There never is. (We should G+ Huddle this group).

    November 17, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    most excellent to get to hear the viewpoint of the CTO and how he is hoping to change the City of Chicago Web communications. Great Power point and talk through!

    November 17, 2011

  • Derek E.

    Great presentation from John and a lot of good discussion on http://www.cityofchicago.org­ 's flaws and assets. Really excited to see what direction the city will take with it.

    November 17, 2011

  • Tom K.

    There is so much for the City to discuss and do. It's hard to know where to start. Havin conversations like last night are a great way to open up the discussion forum.

    November 17, 2011

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