This how-to guide outlines one of the best ways to spur innovation using open data: host a Datapalooza showcase event.
Why are Datapaloozas so important? Serving as the “missing middle” in between hackathon competitions and longterm government grants, Datapaloozas are joint public-private events that transform open data into products and services of real value within 90 days. The guide includes:
- What is a Datapalooza?
- Which Datasets to Feature
- How to Prepare for a Data Jam
- Product Development After a Data Jam
- Challenges and Prizes
- The Datapalooza
- Innovation Sustainability
Data Jams have led to a number of new concrete ideas on how to use open government data. Harness the power of your community and start planning yours today!