In this, the 14th episode of the PolicyViz Podcast, I speak with Ken Melero, Director of Federal at Socrata. Socrata is a cloud-based open data software company that helps local, state, and federal governments open their data and make those data more widely available. Ken and I chat about the challenges organizations face when determining when and how to open their data and the evolution of open data from a time when data were locked away in PDFs and other unreadable formats to machine-readable formats to data that are increasingly human-readable.


Socrata Customer Summit 2015

Socrata’s Open Data Field Guide

Sunlight Foundation | Open Data Policy Guidelines