Help Improve Government Financial Transparency

March 26, 2014 9:01 am PDT | Effective Governing
Money in Hands by Flickr/401(K) 2013

By Clint Tseng

 

At Socrata, we’ve always believed that while we produce advanced technology for data publishing and workflow, and while we’re privileged to work with some of the world’s most forward-thinking data publishing organizations, it takes a special level of dedication to providing context and telling the story behind the data to truly produce innovative and meaningful results. To that end, we keep an eye on the types of data that get published and what data consumers show interest in.

Financial data is always a focal point — it’s structured, highly analyzable, and with some digging gives great insight about any organization’s priorities and realities. We’re interested in seeing what people want to learn from financial data, and how they can best answer those questions.

To that end, we’ve created a quick 3-minute survey about Spending data. Whether you’re a government employee, an open data advocate, or — even especially — if you haven’t the faintest idea what financial transparency is and how you ended up here, we’re highly interested in learning what interests you. We’ll use your responses to inform us on how to improve the publication of financial transparency data.

Please take a moment to fill it out — your efforts will help not only Socrata and our customers, but everyone interested in financial transparency data everywhere.

Click here to fill out the Spending data survey »


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