I’m not organizing Open Data Day DC this year — these three reasons won’t surprise you.

Civic technology can’t go on like it’s 1999.

View from the Brooklyn Bridge

Reason #1: Bedfellows.

Reason #2: These aren’t the methods that I want to teach.

Lauren Jacobson, a developer at Development Seed, led an interactive workshop on creating maps using open data and open source tools, at Open Data Day DC 2017.

Reason #3: Are we here to feel good or to get things done?



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Joshua Tauberer

Joshua Tauberer


Civic hacker/entrepreneur. Changing democracy. Changing myself. f/stop. https://razor.occams.info