#SCS2015 Live Coverage
At the 2015 Socrata Customer Summit, there were panels and stories, presentations and PowerPoints, and most of all, a conversation between civic innovators, government staffers, and data scientists. But not all the best conversations took place in person — the Socrata Customer Summit engaged civic innovators last week on Twitter with millions of bytes of knowledge and education shared, and observations and insights flowed.
Here are a few highlights from the Twitter feed, but take a look at #SCS2o15 for more in-depth coverage.
Open Data.fundamentally changes the dynamic between citizens and their government. @DetroitCivTech @sustain_detroit
We need to move to a world in which open data are human readable, not just machine readable. http://ow.ly/i/dZAWe @schwabish
As an uptight government bureaucrat, I should hate things like @IQuantNY but I really don’t. Great stuff! @JonOpenData
“People don’t want budget data, they want data that matters to their lives” Colorado. No1 #opendata search is Black Bear sightings @BathHacked
Chattanooga rep: Data for data’s sake is useless. Need to prioritize, find who wants it and will use it. @cityoftopeka
Do you live in a former meth lab? Startling use case for #opendata http://money.cnn.com/interactive/news/meth-lab-map/ … @StephenHilton
Miami-Dade @MayorGimenez says data belongs to the people. @IQuantNY
Tony Lockett w European Commission: Can be difficult to work w/ media, part of their job to expose when things aren’t going well….We have to accept that criticism. It can help us improve. @cityoftopeka
“What does the data mean and what are we going to do with it?” – @RonGalperin
We have an opportunity to create sustainable and resilient cities through the use of data. Mayor Tony Yarber, Jackson, Mississippi @sustain_detroit
Jackson Mayor Tony Yarber: In gov, we’re really good at nuance. How can we bring science back to political science? @cityoftopeka
For #opendata in government to be successful, has to come from the top, from the city manager @cityoftopeka
Austin’s 90 day data challenge: Each dept 1 data liaison, attend workshops, compile data inventory, publish 3 datasets @cityoftopeka
“We’re empowering government employees to do in minutes what used to take them hours or sometimes days to do.”
@jonpoole on @BathHacked Be useful, be open, share knowledge, champion privacy, park politics @AndrewNebus
“With @Socrata we’re trailblazers. Storytelling and contextualizing is a big takeaway and we’ll try to apply that.” @TonyLbxl
Couldn’t make it to the Summit? Read the tweets at #SCS2015.