My SXSW 2011 Panel: Visualizing Government Data for Public Trust

by mcastellon on March 6, 2011

I’ll be on a panel next Saturday at SXSW 2011 titled Why Visualizing Government Data Makes Taxpayers Happy.

I’m really hoping to see a lot of people from local, state and federal government at SXSW this year. This is a great year for public sector employees attending the conference.

Here are a few of the things I’m going to discuss with my co-panelist and friend @jeremiahakin:

  • Why open data is important to government transparency and earning the public’s trust
  • How the federal government has served as a model
  • How agencies can distribute data visualization across teams, often to non-technical workers.
  • What tools agencies and other organizations can use to adopt similar strategies
  • The value and risks associated with various file formats, including Fusion Table and Google Earth.
  • Upcoming data visualization trends

My Schedule is a work in progress. Talk to me on Twitter if you’re attending SXSW 2011.

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