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Mark Headd
Works at Accela, Inc.
Attended Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs
Lives in Syracuse, NY
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The benefits of treating data like an operational asset are real, and governments that fully embrace open data stand to benefit the most.
The benefits of treating data like an operational asset are real, and governments that fully embrace open data stand to benefit the most. When governments open up data that they make use of themsel...
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Data has become as important as the voting booth to participating in a modern democracy. 
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Getting started with #opendata does not have to be hard.
Mark Headd, Philadelphia's former chief data officer, and others offer practical steps any government can use to start or improve open data programs.
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Thrilled to serve as a judge for Hack4Reno later this month. Register to win a Tessel prize package from  for best use of #opendata. http://hack4reno.challengepost.com/ 
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I had the opportunity to speak at the Code for America Summit last week on #opendata for small & mid-sized cities.
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Great presentation, Mark! Open data is the future of public services and how the government will interact with the people it serves. Big cities are clearly adopting open data policies with more ease, and I think it’s not necessarily because there is more demand for it, but there is more public interest surrounding the city in general. That could be enough to encourage local governments to interact with the public more because they know the public will respond. A local government may think it’s a waste of time to provide open data for an audience who may not care. So the question becomes -- How do we get the millions of people who use social consumer review platforms like Yelp to pay the same attention to small government platforms?
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Unmournable Bodies - insightful commentary on the #jesuischarlie tragedy.
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Still time left to submit a project for the Central New York Civic App Challenge.
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The new London Datastore is massively impressive.

"Now is the time to exhibit what can really be done to the significant constituency for whom the value of city data does still need to be proved."
So London Datastore Mark II (LDS II) is here. The beads of sweat are still trickling down the brows of technical colleagues and our developers, DataPress. It is very largely thanks to them that you can enjoy this site's technical splendour. As the team here at City Hall ploughed through ...
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The new London Datastore is massively impressive.

"Now is the time to exhibit what can really be done to the significant constituency for whom the value of city data does still need to be proved."
So London Datastore Mark II (LDS II) is here. The beads of sweat are still trickling down the brows of technical colleagues and our developers, DataPress. It is very largely thanks to them that you can enjoy this site's technical splendour. As the team here at City Hall ploughed through ...
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Discussion of democracy and technology with food & beer. Seriously, why would you not want to go to this.
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Check out +Christopher J. Dorobek's show tomorrow to hear +Brian Gryth from Accela talk about the power of #opendata. 
“Data.gov” was an experiment in 2009. We weren’t even sure if it was going to be useful. But I think we proved our point.” – Jeanne Holm, data evangelist at General Services Administration. At the outset, the open data hub for government hosted 42 datasets, now data.gov is home to nearly half a million sets... Read more »
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Thank +Mark Headd for the plug. It should be fun.
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Writer, Speaker, Hacker.
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  • Accela, Inc.
    Developer Evangelist, 2014 - present
  • City of Philadelphia
    Chief Data Officer, 2012 - 2014
  • Code for America
    Director of Government Relations, 2012 - 2012
  • Voxeo Labs
    Developer Evangelist, 2010 - 2012
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Syracuse, NY
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Wilmington, DE - Cortland, NY - Albany, NY - Philadelphia, PA
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Once you hack, you never go back.
Introduction

Mark Headd is a writer, speaker, teacher and thought leader on communication technologies and open government. Self taught in programming, he has been developing telephone, mobile, speech recognition and messaging applications for over 10 years and has deep experience in communication technologies.

In August, 2012, the Nutter Administration selected Mark to become the City of Philadelphia’s first Chief Data Officer, to lead Mayor Nutter’s open data and government transparency initiatives.

Mark has worked for technology companies from the Delaware Valley to Silicon Valley.  He previously worked as Director of Government Relations at Code for America, culminating a period of almost 2 years of collaboration with the organization on open government and civic hacking projects around the country.

Mark previously served in government, working for three years as the chief policy and budget advisor for the State of Delaware’s Department of Technology and Information. He has also served as Director of the Delaware Government Information Center, as Technology Adviser to former Delaware Governor Thomas R. Carper, and in the New York State Senate as a budget and finance analyst.

Mark has built open government software applications for the District of Columbia, the Sunlight Foundation, the New York State Senate, and the cities of New York, San Francisco, Toronto, Baltimore and Philadelphia. He is an organizer, judge, sponsor and participant in civic hacking events across the country, including Philadelphia and Baltimore.

He holds a Master’s degree in Public Administration from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University, and is a former adjunct instructor at the University of Delaware teaching a course in electronic government.

Education
  • Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs
    Public Administration
  • SUNY College at Cortland
    Political Science
  • Hard Knocks, School of
    Livin
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