APIs, Spreadsheets, and Drinking Fountains: Using Open Data in Real Life

A session at API Strategy and Practice Conference 2016

Friday 4th November, 2016

2:00pm to 3:30pm (EST)

Governments across the globe are increasingly trying to make their data open to the public – particularly, to developers and social entrepreneurs. This data is ripe for the taking, but only if you''re willing to work for it. Drawing on stories from communities across the US and the world, this talk dives into what organizations are doing well, where they fall short, and what you can do about it. We will cover good design for open data APIs and portals as well as tools that help improve the open data user experience. From the perspective of API providers and consumers alike, this talk presents key techniques for taking open data to the next level: making this data not only available, but usable.

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Shelby Switzer

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Time 2:00pm3:30pm EST

Date Fri 4th November 2016

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