- The rise of Open Data has paralleled the rise of intellectual property.
- The rise of Open Data has also become synonymous with Government transparency.
- As governments share Open Data to increase transparency, it also exposes some of the many cracks in how equitable our systems are.
- In some cases we see that our government does not share everything it should.
- In some cases we see in what is shared that there are holes reflecting a biased or broken system.
- Primary goal: Ensure that new Americans in Vermont are appropriately represented in Vermont’s open data.
- Identify current priorities of new Americans in Vermont, and use those priorities to screen open datasets for alignment.
During a public event for Open Data Day:
- Listening session: Attendees (including those who identify as new Americans and/or advocates for new Americans) answered questions about what it means to be a new American in Vermont and gave examples of current priorities.
- Dataset session: We searched for relevant open datasets and started compiling their information.
The New American Priorities Survey resulted from the responses given by participants at the past event. The survey underwent a testing process before being distributed.
We are reaching out to the public for people willing to take the priorities survey. The goal of the survey is to get a clearer picture about the priorities that new Americans in Vermont have.
From there, we want to do one or more of a few different potential actions like:
- Compiling any and all data related to the priorities,
- Building/finding/using a rubric to judge the alignment and equity of the government’s shared open data, and…
- Working to crowdsource new open data
Project Managers: Nick Floersch / Kirsten Nielsen
Tech Leads: Multiple