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Connections between big data and open data. Includes a case study of Data.gov and the ways that companies, charities, and others are using open data to improve the lives of people around the planet.

Connections between big data and open data. Includes a case study of Data.gov and the ways that companies, charities, and others are using open data to improve the lives of people around the planet.

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    The Evolution of Open Data The Evolution of Open Data Presentation Transcript

    • The Evolution of Open Data @JeanneHolm Jeanne Holm Evangelist, Data.gov 11 June 2014
    • TheTimesTheyAre A’Changing 2 People People  Knowledge  Problems June 11, 2014
    • Data, Data Everywhere  Smart phones  Smart cars  Smart people  Sensors  RFID  Cameras…everywhere June 11, 2014 3 Americanis.net
    • Move from Structured to Unstructured  Heterogeneous sources of data  Structured (tables, transactions) = schema  Semi-structured (human-readable, XML, JSON)  Unstructured (images, audio, videos) = no relationship June 11, 2014 4
    • Recent Data Growth Web 2.0  Social media  Facebook  Twitter  Skype  The Internet ofThings  Many sources  Varied formats  Relatively timely  Web content  Many authors  Unstructured  Highly variable trust and provenance  Gaming  Highly specific  Huge transactional data  Real-time, high bandwidth usage June 11, 2014 5
    • Recent Data Growth Web 2.0  Open data  Government and industry  Structured and unstructured  Accessible  Private data  Apps  Health data  Credit card and financial data  The Web  Browsers  Search engines  Web site metrics June 11, 2014 6
    • Creating Order from the Chaos  Open vs. closed  Multiple formats  Unstructured  Trusted vs. unvalidated June 11, 2014 7
    • Releasing and using open data is about empowering people to make better decisions June 11, 2014 8
    • Presidential Executive Order June 11, 2014 9
    • Project Open Data: Open Source Policy  Open source government policy, technical guidance, and software  Citizen contributions to policy, code, and content  http://project-open- data.github.io/ June 11, 2014 10
    • 105,000+ collections 349 citizen apps 500,000 data resources 175 agencies 450 APIs June 11, 2014 11
    • Creating the Open Data Community Open Data is an Ecosystem June 11, 2014 12
    • Open Exchanges with Citizens Questions and answers at the new Open Data Stack Exchange http://opendata.stackexchange.com/ Data jams and data paloozas at theWhite House June 11, 2014 13
    • Connecting Over Social Media June 11, 2014 14
    • Developer Feedback June 11, 2014 15 https://github.com/GSA/data.gov
    • Open Exchange with Developers  Created a new Open Data Stack Exchange to field questions to the global community: http://opendata.stackexchange.com/ June 11, 2014 16
    • Citizen Participation: Redesigning Data.gov  In looking at the redesign, conducted multiple places for citizens to say what they wanted  Formal usability testing (3 rounds)  Blogs  Next.Data.gov  Quora  Twitter @usdatagov  Open Data Stack Exchange  Multiple social media platforms  All the comments in one place  Github  Issues tracked at https://github.com/GSA/data.gov/issues?labels=&milestone=&pag e=1&state=open June 11, 2014 17
    • UsabilityTesting  Created and vetted usability test that focused on what actions people completed on the site and expectations they had for what they would find  Face-to-face testing inWashington D.C.  Virtual testing via Skype and phone  Online testing using Loop 11 June 11, 2014 18  Reached out to key users  Data journalists  Researchers  Developers  Entrepreneurs  Data scientists  Businesses  Students and teachers  Advocacy groups  People who had complained about Data.gov
    • Evaluate the Feedback  All issues were copied, connected, or added to Github from any public communication channel  Issues were assigned to a person and a build  Discussion was encouraged on each and people were invited to the conversation June 11, 2014 19
    • Designs Exposed Openly June 11, 2014 20
    • U.S. Open Data for Cities, Counties, and States 21June 11, 2014
    • Linked Data and the SemanticWeb June 11, 2014 22 Join theW3C eGovernment Interest Group www.w3.org/egov
    • Open Communities Community Developers ✓ Safety ✓ Energy ✓ Health ✓ Law ✓ Education ✓ Ocean ✓ Manufacturing ✓ Business ✓ Ethics ✓ States ✓ Counties ✓ Cities ✓ Agriculture ✓ + many more… June 11, 2014 23
    • Agriculture Drives Innovation and Saves Lives Farmers’ Markets iCow June 11, 2014 24
    • Open Government Platform (OGPL) Email, Github, Facebook, and Twitter for discussion https://github.com/opengovtplatform http://www.opengovplatform.org June 11, 2014 25
    • A Global Movement Has Begun to Provide Transparency and Democratization of Data June 11, 2014 26
    • Is open data useful? June 11, 2014 27
    • Creating a multi- billion dollar industry June 11, 2014 28
    • NOAA weather data + Air Force GPS services = $100B industry June 11, 2014 29
    • Climate Corporation June 11, 2014 30
    • Helping others through a disaster June 11, 2014 31
    • Hurricane Sandy 700,000 downloads of a transportation app using data from Data.gov Early warnings save lives June 11, 2014 32
    • 33 Saving Lives June 11, 2014
    • 34June 11, 2014
    • It’s Not Rocket Science…or Maybe It Is June 11, 2014 35
    • International Space Apps  Open annual event, around the world and in space  95 physical locations in 46 countries participated;, 8,195 participants, 671 projects  Where on Earth  Exomars Rover is My Robot  Asteroid Prospector  SpaceWearables  Growing Food for A MartianTable June 11, 2014 36
    • June 11, 2014 37
    • Predicting the Future June 11, 2014 38
    • June 11, 2014 39
    • June 11, 2014 40 Empowering Others to Use Open Data
    • Organizing and Understanding the Data  Web searching, mining, and crawling  Algorithms  Visualizations  Text mining  Clustering  Semantic analysis  Linked data  Machine learning June 11, 2014 41
    • New Role: Data Scientist  Combines technical and business skills  Looks at complex data problems with subject matter expertise  Applies technologies to mine, analyze, and visualize the data  Understands statistics and math, coding and algorithms  Can explain the significance of the data to others  Leader of the data scientists: The Chief Data Officer June 11, 2014 42
    • June 11, 2014 43
    • Open Data Matters  Connect citizens to open data to transform their world and empower them through education  Connect developers to open data to create new ways of using the data to inform others  Connect businesses to open data to provide new services and products for everyone to use  Connect data scientists to open data to analyze the past and predict the future  Encourage governments to release more open data June 11, 2014 44
    • Helping to improve the lives of people in our community June 11, 2014 45