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MDI Idea Share: Chicago Open Data Initiative

Special Guest Speaker: Paul Baker from the Chicago node of the International Open Data Institute

Milwaukee isn't the only ones working to bring data into the forefront. The Open Data Institute is a project of one of the founders of the modern internet, Tim Boerners-Lee. This initiative aims to bring international organization to the various open data efforts around the world. Our open data/open gov friends in Chicago have become a node of this new initiative. Paul Baker (ODI organizer, entrepreneur, civic activist) will be coming up from Chicago to talk about their experiences with open data and civic apps. Paul is the CEO of Webitects, a firm that specializes in helping companies use the web to further their mission and business goals. He also spends time organizing designers and developers to create civic apps using open government data.

Come share your project or idea with fellow data scientists and entrepreneurs!

These monthly meetups are a chance to stay connected with others that are using data. This is an idea share, but its also a way to learn about new data happenings in Milwaukee and to connect with new people.  are primarily a social gathering to keep people connected.

The format is fairly casual. There are no prerequisites to attend. We try to pick places with WiFi. Since we don't have food sponsors (yet) this is a BYO event for food, but we try to supply water and beer in case people are thirsty!


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  • A former member
    A former member

    Anyone plan to attend Open Analytics Chicago Summit?

    March 22, 2014

  • Matt R.

    Thanks to Paul for a very informative presentation!

    March 25, 2014

  • Michael H.

    Very insightful presentation! Need more people to get involved

    March 19, 2014

  • Matt R.

    Got some newcomers here wanting to so some good with data! Welcome!

    1 · March 19, 2014

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