Editorial: Delaware can become a national leader on open data

Several weeks ago, I had the pleasure of speaking about open data at the coIN Loft in Wilmington as part of Delaware Innovation Week.

My talk focused on how Delawareans can help push state and local government to release more open data and, hopefully, adopt formal open data policies. Delaware already has a growing civic hacking community, and the turnout for Delaware Innovation Week shows that there is a deep and active developer community in the First State. The City of Wilmington appears to be moving closer to adopting open data, and there are currently some limited open data sets available from the State.  Continue…