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  1. Building a Government Data Culture

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    April 15, 2014 by mheadd

    “‘Are people innately altruistic?’ is the wrong kind of question to ask. People are people, and they respond to incentives.” …
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  2. One More Week, Three More Things

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    March 30, 2014 by mheadd

    My time as the City of Philadelphia’s Chief Data Officer is coming to an end. It’s been an incredible experience …
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  3. The Philadelphia Experiment

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    March 20, 2014 by mheadd

    Three years ago next month, the City of Philadelphia’s open data portal was launched by local technology firm Azavea as …
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  4. APIs : To Charge or Not to Charge

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    March 7, 2014 by mheadd

    There’s a discussion starting on the U.S. Government API Google Group on the subject of charging for the use of …
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  5. On Sustainable Civic Technology

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    March 2, 2014 by mheadd

    Sustaining civic technology will mean that both government’s IT infrastructure and the civic technology sector that builds on it will …
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  6. The Problem with Public Data

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    February 10, 2014 by mheadd

    Governments make a wealth of data available on their public websites. Forward thinking governments have take steps to ensure that …
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  7. 5 Minute REST API

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    February 9, 2014 by mheadd

    Inspired by one of Waldo Jaquith’s recent projects to create an easy solution for converting data into a REST API, …
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  8. Don’t Hang Any Pictures

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    February 5, 2014 by mheadd

    A few lessons learned and insights gained serving as a municipal Chief Data Officer – I hope this will be …
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  9. Turning Government Web Content Into APIs.

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    January 16, 2014 by mheadd

    Inspired by a recent Open City project that repurposes data on sewage in the Chicago River, I wanted to work …
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  10. 5 Essential Open Data Tools

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    January 15, 2014 by mheadd

    Every data wrangler has their own list of favorites – the go to tools that they use when they need …
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