Excellent points from Mark, all things we need to really ramp up for Oakland!
One of the realities of being a Chief Data Officer is that your day is often filled with meetings where you are the least popular person in the room.
Working with government agencies to release data – particularly if agencies are new to the open data process, or if the data in question has not been released before – can be challenging. Releasing open data can invite scrutiny of agency operations from the public and the media. Agencies may view releasing open data as falling outside of their core mission, particularly if their plate is already full and there is little or no funding to support the work that needs to be done to make data available.
Working with agencies to release data can be a lonely job.
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