The White House is joining Data Foundation’s annual #opendata conference

Hey, federal open data enthusiasts — here’s one for you.

Data Transparency 2016 (DT2016), the Data Foundation’s fourth annual open data policy conference, will convene at the Washington Convention Center on Sept. 28. As in previous years, the conference “will bring together government leaders, transparency advocates, and the technology industry to transform government information from disconnected documents into open data.” Continue…

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A bunch of #opengov groups are leading a California ‘database hunt’

The Data Foundation, the sister organization of the Data Coalition that launched this winter, is teaming up with the Electronic Frontier Foundation and the Sunlight Foundation to hold a “California Database Hunt.”

The goal? California’s local government agencies are now (as of July 1, 2016) required to publish a list of all “enterprise systems” they use to store data and information on the public. Continue…

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