A lot of US cities are just getting started with open data, but Philadelphia has been in the data game for awhile. Philly’s open data program has released over 200 datasets, including those focusing on city contracts and the city budget. In this episode, Sharon and Eric chat with Chief Data Officer Tim Wisniewski of the City of Philadelphia to discuss how cities can improve their data practice and learn from the experience (both good and bad) of Philadelphia.
Tim has served in the Philadelphia city administration since 2012, helping to build a nationally renowned open data and digital services program. Tim is a Philly native and was previously Executive Director of the Frankford Special Services District, where he led efforts to revitalize the Frankford Avenue Business Corridor. You can read more about Tim, his hobbies, and his current projects at timwis.com.
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