Behind the scenes of making gov data “open” + valuable

This month, coinciding with Innov865 week, KnoxData is hosting a conversation about open data, and what that means for the public and the startup community in Knoxville.

Two speakers from the Knoxville Metropolitan Planning Commission (MPC), Alex Zendel and Tim Kuhn, will give a technical presentation about some of the behind the scenes work in developing an inventory and access of spatial data that the MPC collects.

Russ Jensen, 311 Director for the City of Knoxville, will talk a little about the City of Knoxville’s recent Open Data Initiative, and shedding some light on the decisions to make in what data to provide.