How to Get Buy-In for an Open Data Initiative
Learn How to Launch an Open Data Platform with Success
It’s easy to get caught up in data management, but it takes more than datasets and labels to successfully create a strategic plan for opening your data. A truly successful open data or financial transparency platform requires support from government employees and leadership, as well as media and constituent awareness. Planning a productive launch is just as important as the work behind the scenes leading up to it.
On Thursday, July 9, 2015, Socrata sat down with representatives from the City of Topeka to discuss:
- Why Topeka prioritized an initiative for open data and financial transparency
- How Topeka’s IT Department convinced the city council to support their proposal
- What results Topeka achieved by organizing a hands-on press conference
Watch this fascinating story on how an entire community can become invested in open data.
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