Steve Spiker, the executive director of OpenOakland who also works for the Urban Strategies Council, said turning the data over to local tech communities allows them to create apps that meet the needs of their neighborhoods.
About the Author: Spike
Spike has research experience in community development, housing, criminology, spatial epidemiology and reentry issues. He speaks nationally about data driven decision making and was chosen as one of Next American City’s Vanguard class of 2012 and honored as a White House Champion of Change in 2013. He’s a dad, husband and co-author for the new book on open public data: Beyond Transparency.