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Connecticut Data Sparks Winning App for Opioid Crisis

When a Yale University medical student, a Google software engineer, a machine learning engineer from Palantir, a Johns Hopkins pain ...

5 Lessons from Chicago’s Open Data Evolution

What’s it like to be a city’s first chief data officer? Brett Goldstein’s roots are in the startup industry, where ...

10 Great Government Data Wins from 2017

As 2017 winds to a close, let’s take a look back at some great achievements and innovative moves by Socrata ...

How Austin Engages and Educates Its Data Liaisons

Data is only as valuable as you make it. That’s why the city of Austin launched the open data liaison ...

How to Write a Data-Oriented Job Description

Hiring in the public sector has its challenges. Given that the average age of state and local government workers is ...

Government Performance Analytics Leader Oliver Wise Joins Socrata Team

Socrata is pleased to welcome the Founding Director of the Office of Performance Accountability for the city of New Orleans ...

Socrata + Drupal: Washington State’s Public Disclosure Commission

Washington State’s Public Disclosure Commission (PDC) helps report on the flow of money to candidates, campaigns, and lobbyists. And, it ...

User Experience Checklist for Government Data Programs

Concepts like brand identity and user experience aren’t typically associated with government websites. But, when it comes to creating an ...

Five Communication Tips for Talking with Data Newbies

People in every discipline can benefit from a better understanding of quantitative analysis. There is an urgent need for government ...

How to Host a Successful Hackathon in 4 Steps: The Pennsylvania Story

In today’s information-crazed world, most organizations have more data than they know what to do with. The smartest civic leaders ...

When Not to Trust a Number

The amount of data generated each day around the world has reached staggering proportions. While estimates vary, it’s generally accepted ...

How to Frame a Government Data Analysis Project

Data is becoming a bigger part of every government information workers’ day-to-day job. According to several studies, about 30 percent ...

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