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David Warren

Cabrillo College (retired)

TEDCRED 500+

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Provide the tools and knowledge for TEDx communities to promote and implement open government and open data initiatives.

Local, regional and state government data is often warehoused within specific departments and units. This tax payer funded resource is often coveted by departments and agencies for power brokering at budget times. Often the data is in proprietary formats preventing open access. The data needs to be liberated and converted to a standard form accessible by all citizens and policy makers. Using the tools that Hans Rosling has developed and now freely available as a Google spreadsheet gadget would help present data in understandable ways. See http://gapminder.org for more details.

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