You don’t know what you don’t know. This is why open data is so important. Open-source, publicly-accessible, and machine readable federal government data can be harnessed to solve public problems and glean valuable insights. Interested in weather patterns? Federal spending? Population demographics? Believe it or not, the federal government is a rich source – a goldmine, if you will –of data related to such topics, and more. But this data is only valuable if it is open for use. In this panel, leading public data innovators will explain how they are using open data to promote government transparency and accountability and solve important issues facing the public. Whether predicting storms, tracking contracts, or understanding community needs – open government data helps put you in the know.
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