Monday, April 29, 2013

@WhiteHouse CTO Todd Park on the importance of open government data at #OpenAgData

Energetic and humorous talk on importance of open data from the White House CTO, Todd Park

- data is useless unless you do something with it
- talked about a hackathon with health data done last year to introduce hackers to gov data
- talked about the iTriage app save slices and created jobs using open health data
- taken this model to other areas of government data
- name checks Joy's Law (no matter how smart you or your people are, there are more, smarter people out there)
- use data to make lives better not just to create or collect it
- food security is a moral imperative
- it would be great if your/our ideas were dwarfed by the contributions of others

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