June 21, 2010 Open Data Standards Hearing

ARCHIVED – No longer updated to reflect newer editions of the bill.  Please contact CM Brewer’s Office at (212) 788-6975 or visit http://legistar.council.nyc.gov/ and search for “Introduction 029”.

The New York City Council Committee on Technology  held an important hearing on open data standards for all city agencies at 10:00 am June  26th at 250 Broadway in the 16th Floor Hearing Room.  This bill, Introduction 029-2010, is an effort to increase government transparency and access to public data.

This hearing was tweeted and video archived.

CONTEXT OF INT. 029-2010


You can the view the entirety of the hearing at our Committee Livestream and watch the 06-26-2010 hearing.  You may also select the panels by viewing the following Youtube videos (thanks to Lou Klepner, Samuel Wong, and Kunal Malhotra).

Video from the hearing

Introductions by Chair Garodnick and Council Member Brewer, Testimony of DoITT Commissioner Carole Post

Panel I. Donn Morrill, Aaron Brown, Andrew Hoppin

Panel II. Liz Hodes, Ben Berkowitz, Phil Ashlock

Panel III. Rachel Fauss, Sam Brookfield, Tim Hoefer

Panel IV. Andrew Brust, Todd Stanish, Raymond Garcia

Panel V.  Richard Stanton, David Webber Deanna Bitetti

Panel VI.  Dylan Goelz, Tom Lowenhaupt, Conclusion



Hon. Carole Post, Commissioner, NYC Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications (DoITT)

Donn Morrill, NY Tech Council

Aaron Brown, Google

Andrew Hoppin, NYS Senate CIO

Liz Hodes, Digital Democracy

Ben Berkowitz, SeeClickFix

Phil Ashlock, OpenPlans

Rachel Fauss, Citizens Union Foundation

Sam Brookfield, ITAC

Tim Hoefer, Manhattan Institute

Andrew Brust, 26ny and NY Tech Council Advisory Board

Todd Stanish, Socrata

Raymond Garcia, MIT Media Labs and CUNY Baruch

Richard Stanton, Bintro

David Webber, OASIS

Deanna Bitetti, Common Cause

Dylan Goelz, Roadify

Tom Lowenhaupt, dotNYC

  1. June 20, 2010 at 1:10 pm

    Take a look at data.gov for several examples of what can be done with open data sets. They are making use of the RDF-S format as a neutral descriptive standard for data that can be processed.

  1. June 9, 2010 at 11:11 pm

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