open meeting 06 - open data with DataMade

open meeting 06 – open data with DataMade


//about the event

Derek has been building websites in Chicago since 2005. He is the owner of DataMade, an open government and open data web consulting company, co-founder of Open City, a collective that makes civic apps with open data, and organizer for the Open Gov Hack Night, a weekly event for building civic technology with open data. He has collaborated on over a dozen open source civic apps including 2nd City ZoningChicago LobbyistsLook at CookChicago Councilmatic and Dedupe.

Derek gave a great presentation on the role of “Big Data” on public policy and the tools we must create to delineate this data.  An interesting discussion of the bias of data or its visualizations led to an even more interesting discussion about the role of the designer within public policy.

Below are images from the event and thanks again to the AIA Chicago for hosting the event.

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