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From Capital Camp + GovDays 2014.
Open data used to be a buzzword tossed around by academicians, Big Data providers, and political activists. However, in recent years it has become not only a reality but in some cases a requirement for governments, NPOs and NGOs globally. Add to that the rich amounts of historical data that are being digitized daily and increases in computing power and Big Data tools, and we're on the verge of a new Information Age.
This session will explore what open data is, how to find it, and what it means to your origanization's website and its followers. Practical examples using open source tools and various data sources will also be presented as well as an open discussion on pros, cons and approaches to leveraging open data - and even providing it!