OIT Tech Forum
Colorado’s Open Data Portal Project for Data Transparency
What: Data.Colorado.Gov- Colorado’s Open Data
Portal Project for Data Transparency, an event co-sponsored by
OIT, The Colorado Technology Association (CTA), and The Statewide Internet Portal Authority
(SIPA) featuring speakers from OIT and Socrata.
When: Tuesday May 22, 2012 8:30-10:00 am
Pearl Plaza offices | 601 E. 18th Ave., Confluence Park Conference
This session will cover all the details and information on the
launch of data.colorado.gov, Colorado’s new open data portal for government and
data transparency. Recently the Office
of Information Technology and SIPA have signed a contract with a vendor to use
an open data cloud platform and social technologies to deliver better citizen
access to information, modernize online service delivery and improve internal
With data.colorado.gov, the State of Colorado goes beyond compliance and puts
the States data to work for all of its constituents – technical, non-technical,
professional and developer. The data is only published once, but the
constituents consume it in many ways: interactively online, using
visualizations, via downloads, through an API, or even over the phone.
They are empowered to distribute the data online and socially enrich it.
With every interaction the data becomes more relevant and useful.
It makes it easy for organizations to publish and manage public data by
streamlining the data publishing process and automating maintenance and
updates. Internal stakeholders, in any department or agency, with little or no
technical assistance, become first-class data publishers.
It reduces the cost of application development by using Open Data API to make
it easy for civic application developers and the States own IT staff to turn an
organization’s data into useful applications and services for your
constituents. Build web-based apps, mobile apps, mashups, IVR- and voice-based
applications quickly and cost-effectively.