Welcome back to the PolicyViz Podcast! A special episode this week–a panel discussion, as it were, about open data. This conversation was sparked by a presentation I gave at the 2015 Socrata Customer Summit about the need to make open data not just machine readable, but also human readable. So I invited four people doing interesting work with open data to have a chat:

David Eads, data reporter and web builder at NPR

Chris Whong, civic hacker and web developer with a background in urban planning (note: featured image on this week’s episode is from Chris’s Urban Scratchoff project)

Sharon Paley, Deputy Director of The Johns Hopkins University Center for Government Excellence

Andrew Nebus

This is the first time the show has had this many guests, so please let me know what you think. Too hard to keep track of all the voices? Just right? Anything else I can do to improve? Let me know in the comments below or on Twitter. And please be sure to rate the show on iTunes or your favorite podcast provider.


Center for Government Excellence at The Johns Hopkins University

Center for Government Excellence labs

Getting Started with Open Data guide

Hack Baltimore


Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA)