Many open government initiatives have been supply-side efforts that post data that is too obscure, too complex, or too out of date to be of any real value to the public. Where open data succeeds – like in transit – it is because government both fills an information gap and actively fosters a community of civic innovators to translate that data into useful information.
This session explores how leadership, collaboration, relationships, local knowledge, feedback loops, and iterative design work together in forging the pathways to more meaningful transparency and participation in our communities.
Head over to SXSW PanelPicker 2012, peruse the others and vote for Communities of Transparency. Maybe we’ll see you in March 2012 in Austin, Texas.