John will discuss his candid take on the challenges New York City has had implementing the Open Data Law, what has worked, what has not worked, and what it will take for NYC open data to achieve its enormous potential. In his remarks, John will summarize how the city’s open data program operates, the different communities of public and government data users, and the politics of open data. He will identify specific problems with the law, open data platform, data quality and release of data, and how these problems are or are not being addressed. He will also suggest a path towards continual improvement and why it is helpful to view government open data initiatives as a form of agile development.
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