Posts tagged as ‘California Data Demo Day


Looking Back at 2017: When Open Data Took Hold

As the Data Coalition celebrated its fifth birthday, our ambitious agenda had taken hold for U.S. federal spending information - and was on its way to transforming the rest of the federal information portfolio as well. Here’s a look at our biggest data reform stories of 2017 and a glimpse of what to expect next year.


California Data Demo Day: 5 New Lessons on Transparency Outside and Efficiency Inside

On October 19th in Sacramento, our California Data Demo Day brought together more than 100 supporters of opening up the Golden State’s data, representing dozens of government agencies and tech companies. Grant Thornton, Xcential, and OpenGov made our event possible through their sponsorship. Our morning of speeches, panels, and live demonstrations celebrated the impacts of open data for California: transparency outside, efficiency inside.


California Data Demo Day

The Data Coalition and Grant Thornton hosted a California Data Demo Day, on October 19th in Sacramento. The event brought together state agency officials to explore the benefits of open data. Our panelists shared stories of open data success sourced from their agencies and advocacy – by sharing common themes of external transparency and internal efficiency.


A Year in Review: The Data Coalition in 2016

It’s been a busy year for the world’s only open data trade association! We started a new sister organization, welcomed nearly two thousand people to our events, testified before Congress, and celebrated the Senate’s passage of landmark legislation. Our members made all this possible.


California Leaders on Open Data: Step-by-Step Progress, But No Master Plan

Last week the Data Coalition held our second annual California Data Demo Day in Sacramento. Over 100 open data supporters joined us for two panel discussions and a roomful of tech demos. Several California agencies are making steady, step-by-step progress toward open data. Agencies like the Department of Justice and the State Treasurer’s office have started to adopt consistent standards to make their data searchable, then publishing data for all to scrutinize and use. And many California municipalities are going further, publishing comprehensive open data sets on topics like spending and public safety.


Open Data will Transform California’s Government and Society

Over 100 attendees participated in the Data Coalition’s second annual California Data Demo Day in Sacramento. Hosted by Socrata, with additional sponsorship from the Department of Better Technology, the event spotlighted the state’s step-by-step progress in adopting consistent data standards to make its data searchable and publishing it for all to scrutinize and use.