Three videos from the Open Data NJ conference, held at Montclair State University on May 15, 2014, are now up and running for those who were unable to attend the conference in person — or who want to watch it again.
First, Matthew Clark, John Hasse, Mark Magyar, and Seth Wainer – all leaders in open data in NJ – discuss their successes and their challenges, particularly at the county and municipal government level.
Then, Paul D’Ambrosio, Jennifer Borg, and John Paff talk OPRA requests and outline some of the ins and outs of dealing with government officials and record custodians.
Finally, we hear from three leaders in the open data movement in the United States. Waldo Jaquith, Mark Headd, and Rebecca Williams explain what open data is, offer some historical perspective and show clear examples of how good data access and presentation can improve the public sphere and lead to good storytelling.