Policy Hack Topic Suggestions
The NYC Open Data Policy Hack Day will follow an unconference-style format. There will be two, hour-long breakout sessions where smaller groups will focus on topics of specific interest. To get a jump-start on the day, use the links to the left to familiarize yourself with the policies, standards, and guidelines. Then, return to this page; add topics or issues you'd like to address directly to the list, or in the comments below. (We've put in a few ideas to get things started.)
To enter your own suggestion, just enter a short title for your suggestion and click on "Make a Suggestion"
Potential Group Topics
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The suggestions below were entered before the MAKE A SUGGESTION form was created, and are only being retained for reference during the quick training session on Policy Hack Day
- Policy recommending the creation of a citywide open data coordinator or Chief (Open) Data Officer and associated responsibilities.
- Technical standards for releasing public data which may not be hosted on the NYC Open Data platform.
- Improving the guidelines for prioritizing the release of public datasets.
- Recommending approaches to metadata management and/or standards.
- Take into account the ongoing NYC.gov redesign effort as a lot of city data is exposed through websites. Per the NYC.gov Redesign RFP, Section II.B.8 Design Considerations,. "The redesign should provide real‐time feeds, Web services, and machine readable data and content. [emphasis mine]" Perhaps, it should be explicitly specified that the machine readable data be marked up using standards-compliant RDFa 1.1 Lite, which Schema.org is also supporting - supporting search engine discoverability, while at the same time, complying with W3C standards that support machine-readable applications beyond search --Jnatividad 19:56, 3 May 2012 (EDT)
- The .nyc TLD - Where does it fit within Open Data?
- The role of the DNS's Data Query Log is worthy of a discussion. Open or Closed?
- How to support/address crowd-sourced data? -Do we need to set standards or best practices for how data can be collected to make it sustainable and useful.
- Redefine the ambitious language around Data Principles' Data is Secure.
- Future issues / future-proofing strategies
**Transparent models and algorithms - Going beyond just open data, and starting to think about regulatory frameworks for exposing code and models that shape the city, embed regulations into technical/automated systems, etc.
- Real-time data - how to incentivize agencies, how to put in place infrastructure (e.g. LIVE Singapore), how is this going to complicate existing challenges of open data
- Agile planning and policymaking - the NYC open data law will be obsolete long before its fully implemented. how do we create a more agile framework for evolving the law and its spirit, its implementation, amendment, etc.