Open Data Practice--Open Gov 500

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Posted on May 20, 2014

Open Data Gov 500_2

Many thanks go to Meetup Headquarter for providing the space!

Special thanks go to Joel Gurin, the author of the book Open Data Now,  for joining us and sharing his view on open data movement and talked more about his book!

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Meetup Announcement:

In this meetup, Vivian introduced the businesses which were making good money with Open Data, specially the ones in NYC.

Speaker:

Vivian Zhang, CTO and co-founder of SupStat Inc, organizer of NYC Open Data Meetup, Founder of  NYC Data Science Academy. She teaches R and Hadoop. 

Joel Gurin is the author of the new book Open Data Now (McGraw-Hill, 2014) and covers the subject on his website, OpenDataNow.com. Currently senior advisor at the GovLab at NYU, he was previously Chair of the White House Task Force on Smart Disclosure and editorial director and executive vice president of Consumer Reports.

Open Data Gov 500_3Outline:

This talk explored the implications of Open Data using a broad definition: Open Data is accessible public data we can use to launch new ventures, analyze trends, make decisions, and solve problems.

The talk covered: What Open Data is and how it relates to Big Data and Open Government- Sources of Open Data, including government, private sector, and social media – Eight major Open Data trends – Lessons for business, government, and the tech sector.

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