Michael Schnuerle is Louisville's first Chief Data Officer in the Office of Civic Innovation and Technology, and is working to use data to improve government performance and transparency, with responsibility for open data, citywide data strategy, and fostering employee data-driven decision-making. He has spent 14 years in civic tech, and 24 years working on internet projects. His first product as an entrepreneur was an online crime map built using open records requests and Google Maps in 2005. This grew into open data advocacy and building civic services around real-time transportation, public safety, geocoding, data standards, and APIs, and led to co-founding Louisville's first Code for America brigade. His latest focus is collaboratively building common open source tools with other governments and partners through the Open Government Coalition, and serving on the Open Mobility Foundation.
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