Apr 16, 2014 · 7:00 PM
We just had an excellent event on March 19, when we had great presentations and lively discussion.
Now, let us get ready for our April 16 meetup to be focused on open data platforms and use cases, as well as what has been done in the City of Los Angeles.
1) SOCRATA is the leading provider of open data platforms. Most cities including New York and San Francisco are using SOCRATA's platforms. On April 16, two managers from Socrata (Nathan and Jordan) will present their stories, their open data platforms, as well as some success cases of using open data to cut cost, to speed up processes, to engage more citizens ... to be followed with Q&As. We may discuss with them about utilizing their technologies and platforms to make our data analytics easier.
2) Mr. Ted Ross is an Assistant General Manager in the Information Technology Agency (ITA) of the City of Los Angeles. He is responsible for the Technology Solutions Bureau that covers ITA's application support teams and the data center (172 total employees). He will speak about the efforts being done by City of Los Angeles, the objectives/benefits of open data, discuss Open Data in the context of a catalyst for data science and analysis, and then solicit input/feedback from the audience.
3) Mr. David Greene was a VP of the LA City Quality and Productivity Commission and is current Chair of the LAUSD Human Relations, Diversity, and Equity Commission. He will talk and lead a discussion about what LA City and LAUSD have already done in using open data, and how we may apply data science to open data to provide further assistance.
As before, Starbucks coffee and cookies will be provided. The meeting will start at 7pm sharp.
Parking along the Brand Blvd costs about $1 per hour, and you may find free parking in nearby small streets.