This week I attended the Responsible Uses of Open Data in Government and the Private Sector conference at NYU. As someone who teaches with open data and lectures on the use of open data in government, I have a keen interest in learning about the latest thinking about the costs and benefits of open data.
The conference seemed tilted towards academics and in particular, academics with a background in law. As an open data practitioner, this made the event more abstract than I’d hoped, with some predictable confusion over the use of particular terms of art:
The challenge for those of us who work to train local government officials in creating and managing public open data is to translate the concerns and theories of open data into…
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