In the Land of the Blind, the One-Eyed Man is King: Ruling the Universe of Open Government Data

Date: 

Tuesday, April 5, 2016, 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

Ash Center, 124 Mt. Auburn St., Suite 200-North, Cambridge, MA

Part of the Technology and Democracy Workshop Series

Solomon Kahn, Director of Analytics, Paperless Post

Many people think that civic work is all-or-nothing, and that working in the private sector means you cannot make an impact on the public sector. They are wrong! Solomon Kahn will tour participants around the massive universe of open government data--most of which lies in wait for a passionate citizen to unlock its potential--and then share his experience launching a groundbreaking campaign finance visualization. Participants will apply this new knowledge by identifying, accessing, organizing, and sharing a hidden gem dataset in a policy area they care about.

Please note that space is limited. RSVP is required to participate in this event.

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About the Technology and Democracy Workshop Series

The Ash Center’s non-resident Technology and Democracy Fellows will design and lead a series of hands-on workshops for Harvard Kennedy School students, co-sponsored by Tech4Change. Each workshop will help participants develop their “technological intelligence” and learn skills related to understanding, managing, or creating digital technologies with the potential to improve the quality of democratic governance. Visit ash.harvard.edu to read more. RSVP is required. Space is limited.