With data increasingly being viewed by government as an asset the issue and topics of open data and open government have never been more relevant and in our opinion, more important.
Transparency, accountability and innovation should be something every citizen desires of their government, but it is only possible if data and government are "open".
This special edition of the ATO RTP meetup will take a close look at the topic and will feature some of the leading decision makers and technologists in the Triangle and across the region.
Doors open at 6:00pm, programming starts at 6:30. Food and beverages will be served. Limited swag will be available, as always..
The lineup will feature 4 big speakers, including:
1. Bill Greeves, Chief Information & Innovation Officer, Wake County (20 minutes)
Wake Innovates: A one-of-a-kind innovation lab and program
Wake County recently created Wake Innovates – a one-of-a-kind innovation lab and program that combines dedicated staffing, innovation funding, creative space and community/partner involvement focused on leading Wake County through innovations that improve the quality of life for all our residents.
2. Bonnie Danahy, Enterprise Data Manager, City of Raleigh Information Technology (20 minutes)
The City of Raleigh's Open Data offering: Past | Present | Future
The City of Raleigh has recently taken a new direction in their Open Data offering. Learn about what has happened in phase 1 (technology shift) and all about the plan going forward including where you can provide influence.
3. Phillip Lamb, Development Team Lead, Digital Solutions, NC DIT (20 minutes)
Ripping off the band-aid: Guiding the adoption of modern development practices in the public sector
As part of a State agency, the Digital Solutions unit’s Digital Commons initiative is tasked with changing the way the State and its Citizens have traditionally interacted. Each State agency’s information should be easy to find, easy to parse, and easy to share. Achieving that goal is made more feasible through the use of modern development practices, but culture change never comes easy.
4. Jason Hare, Open Data Principal, Jason M. Hare Associates (30 minutes)
How Developers Can Get Started with Open Data