Published on June 4th, 2014 | by Travis Korte0
Open Data Now: The Secret to Hot Startups, Smart Investing, Savvy Marketing, and Fast Innovation
That open data went from a niche topic among a few computer scientists and activists to a subject of national debate and a presidential executive order in a few short years is due in no small part to the work of open data evangelists like Joel Gurin, a senior advisor at New York University’s GovLab. Open Data Now is at once a primer on what open data is and how it can be used, as well as a call to action for government to embrace open data and make these applications possible. The book contains many examples of present and future applications for open data, which are sure to prove inspiring for entrepreneurs, scientists, and tech companies alike, but the book’s real value will be in convincing policymakers that the demand for government data is massive and not to be ignored.