Past Meetup

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

This Meetup is past

30 people went

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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.