david eaves
    citizen
    blogger
   activist




                                                Open Government
      ...
dangers of myths
        &
power of stories
open data is old

open government
     is old
Bill James

   1977 Baseball Abstract:
 Featuring 18 categories of
Statistical Information That
You Just Can’t Find Anywhe...
Hitting %?
Billy Bean
   1997
$6.2 B industry

Team      Wins   Losses     Payroll
Oakland   103      59     Can$41,942,665
Anaheim    99      63     Ca...
1985
“all I have are box
      scores”
opportunity
                          amateur




                 threat
    disruption            fear
disfunction      ...
opportunity
                          amateur




                 threat
    disruption            fear
disfunction      ...
we’ve been here
     before

    we have
    stories
3.2

(remember this number)
3.2

(remember this number)
ICAN - $248M
Choson Kallah - $120M
  United Way - $96.1
$3.2 B
we even use citizens
   to create data
police/ambulance/fire




       citizens
we have a history

let’s learn from it
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David Eaves on why open data is old, an ignite talk about how citizens and public servants need to frame their open data advocacy.

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  • Self published
    Photocopied and stapled
    Advertised by a single one-inch advertisement in The Sporting News
    75 people bought a copy
    2nd abstract (edition) contained 40,000 stats, all hard to obtain. Here was genius, paralyzed by lack of information
    But he also answered letters, all of them. And data geeks began to “follow” him, helping him out sending him models, ideas ,critiques...

    “the answers that I arrive at - and thus the methods I have chosen-are never wholly satisfactory, almost never wholly disappointing. The most consistent problems that I have arise from the limitations on my information sources. All I have is box scores.”
    The Elias Bureau (who kept baseball stats) never turns loose of statistic unless they get a dollar for it.
    MAjor League Baseball had no sense of the fans as customers. The people inside Major League Baseball were ,if anything, hostile to the people outside Major League Baseball who wished to study the game.
  • Self published
    Photocopied and stapled
    Advertised by a single one-inch advertisement in The Sporting News
    75 people bought a copy
    2nd abstract (edition) contained 40,000 stats, all hard to obtain. Here was genius, paralyzed by lack of information
    But he also answered letters, all of them. And data geeks began to “follow” him, helping him out sending him models, ideas ,critiques...

    “the answers that I arrive at - and thus the methods I have chosen-are never wholly satisfactory, almost never wholly disappointing. The most consistent problems that I have arise from the limitations on my information sources. All I have is box scores.”
    The Elias Bureau (who kept baseball stats) never turns loose of statistic unless they get a dollar for it.
    MAjor League Baseball had no sense of the fans as customers. The people inside Major League Baseball were ,if anything, hostile to the people outside Major League Baseball who wished to study the game.














  • Open Data is Old: Gov 2.0 expo ignite talk

    1. 1. david eaves citizen blogger activist Open Government civil service renewal openMRS Gov 2.0 http://datadotgc.ca vantrash.ca vancouver canada25 mozilla 3 laws of open data O’Reilly
    2. 2. dangers of myths & power of stories
    3. 3. open data is old open government is old
    4. 4. Bill James 1977 Baseball Abstract: Featuring 18 categories of Statistical Information That You Just Can’t Find Anywhere Else.
    5. 5. Hitting %?
    6. 6. Billy Bean 1997
    7. 7. $6.2 B industry Team Wins Losses Payroll Oakland 103 59 Can$41,942,665 Anaheim 99 63 Can$62,757,041 Seattle 93 69 Can$86,084,710 Texas 72 90 Can$106,915,180
    8. 8. 1985
    9. 9. “all I have are box scores”
    10. 10. opportunity amateur threat disruption fear disfunction expert control silo initiative
    11. 11. opportunity amateur threat disruption fear disfunction expert control silo initiative
    12. 12. we’ve been here before we have stories
    13. 13. 3.2 (remember this number)
    14. 14. 3.2 (remember this number)
    15. 15. ICAN - $248M Choson Kallah - $120M United Way - $96.1
    16. 16. $3.2 B
    17. 17. we even use citizens to create data
    18. 18. police/ambulance/fire citizens
    19. 19. we have a history let’s learn from it
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