This video provides guidance on how to connect stakeholders to data.
- [Instructor] How might we make a community aware…of the value of open data?…Beyond traditional marketing methods,…I'd like to briefly discuss two fun and valuable ways…that communities can engage a range of people…in both being introduced to open data,…and to unleashing its value.…I'm going to discuss hackathons and apps challenges.…Let's begin with a hackathon, what is it?…A hackathon is an event that brings together people…with specific skills and interests…in using open data to solve a problem.…Often prizes are awarded…to participants and teams for the best work.…
The traditional participant is a software developer…who uses data to build a solution.…But increasingly, hackathons attract…many different types of people.…These include people with ideas, artists,…testers, observers, and government officials.…The event begins with a presentation…of some problems that need to be solved.…Either a government agency presents this,…or community members are invited to present…what they believe to be a compelling problem to solve.…
Dr. Jonathan Reichental introduces real-world use cases for open data, as well as the steps you need to take to develop and operationalize an open data program. He also explains how data scientists use open data to tell stories and drive data visualizations. Along the way, he provides numerous examples of open data in action: improving government, empowering citizens, creating opportunity, and solving public problems.
- Understanding what open data really is
- Current open data efforts around the globe
- Open data in action
- Designing an open data governance process, including policies
- Monetizing open data
- Storytelling with open data
- Selling the value of open data
- Measuring the value of open data