Yesterday evening (February 25, 2015) SV In.Fusion and SFAsia hosted a talk with the Chief Data Officer of the City and County of San Francisco. Held in the TownHall space at Galvanize, the presentation on Smart Government: Open Data in San Francisco was just one of the exciting sessions in our February 2015 Bootcamp.
SFAsia Director Jennifer Xu introduced Joy Bonaguro, who told us how open government data is revolutionizing civic engagement in San Francisco. We learned how the City is making its data available to citizens, startups, and other organizations, allowing for the creation of solutions that should lead to more innovative, prosperous and accountable communities.
Our bootcamp teams from Malaysia and United Arab Emirates joined startups from the Galvanize community and others at the presentation and then participated in a lively discussion of the possibilities of other governments around the world following San Francisco’s lead in publishing data.
While not in Masterclasses ranging from Silicon Valley culture, to lean startups and UX/UI design, our bootcamp teams have been exploring and enjoying San Francisco, whether just grabbing lunch or heading over the Palace of Fine Arts to visit our friends at Wearable World.